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Over 6,000 quintals potatoes exported from Agra to Malaysia, Qatar, Dubai

The potato, known as the king of vegetables, is in high demand in countries outside India.

While potatoes are common in India and are easily available, the vegetable is purchased at exorbitant prices abroad.

Approximately 6,000 quintals of potatoes are being exported from Agra in response to demand from hotels and homes in Malaysia, Qatar, and Dubai.

After flagging off trucks loaded with potatoes , Agra’s Chief Development Officer A Manikandan told that farmers have been paid Rs 900 per quintal for export potatoes, while the government’s procurement price is set at Rs 650 per quintal. Exporting potatoes is proving to be a profitable business for these farmers in this situation.

Kaushal Kishore, Deputy Director Horticulture, told that in collaboration with the Horticulture Department and the Uttar Pradesh State Horticulture Cooperative Marketing Federation, Siddhi Vinayak Agro Processing Khandauli (Agra) has exported 6,000 quintals of potatoes abroad to ensure that potato farmers get the best price for their produce.

Around 3000 quintal potatoes have been sent to Malaysia, and 3000 quintal potatoes have been sent to Dubai and Qatar.

Many trucks of potatoes have also been transported from Agra to Himmatnagar in Gujarat, where they will be exported to other countries via the Mundra Port.

This LR variety potato was exported at a cost of Rs 900 per quintal.


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