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Potato prices to stay firm due to bulk buying, low production

Potato prices, which have greater by approximately forty five for each cent in the previous fortnight, are probable to stay organization heading forward, on the back again of an believed fall in creation and huge-scale stocking by shoppers in West Bengal.

Rates typically witness a softening craze at the time of harvesting, which normally receives finished by March-conclusion. The arrival of the new crop provides down prices. On the other hand, this 12 months has been various.

The wholesale value of potato (Jyoti wide range) is at the moment ruling at all over ₹1,600 a quintal, virtually forty five for each cent bigger than ₹1,a hundred a quintal claimed in the 2nd 7 days of March. Retail prices are also ruling organization, with Jyoti fetching close to ₹20-22 a kg (₹16-18 a kg in early March) and the improved high-quality Chandramukhi potato earning ₹25-26 a kg (₹22 a kg).

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