Potato prices to touch Rs 40 per Kg: Food and Civil Supplies Minister

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patra on Sunday informed that prices of potato is likely to touch Rs 30-40 per kg in coming three-four months.

Patro informed that the price of potato will increase following crop damage in different parts of the country.

“Due to crop damage in other parts of the country, the prices of potatoes are expected to rise to Rs 30-40/kg within three-four months. However, the state government has taken measures to safeguard the interest of consumers. We have decided to purchase potatoes worth Rs 28-30 crore from National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) and keep adequate stock to meet such situation,” the Minister said.

Three kilos of tuber is being sold at Rs 45 as compared to Rs 10 per kilo few days back in Cuttack. Similarly, though the price is hovering at Rs 13-14 per kilo in Aingania wholesale market of Bhubaneswar, the consumers are purchasing potato, which is considered as king of kitchen, at Rs 15 from retail markets.

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