Potato cultivation dips in Northern India

Potato cultivation dips in Northern India

Despite higher retail price of potato, the sowing of tuber is set to shrink in Northern states as farmers prefer alternate crops including onion, garlic, sugarcane and other perishables in this Rabi season. In Uttar Pradesh, leading growers of potato, farmers have replaced tuber with crops like garlic, onion, mustard etc. In central part of the state sugarcane is gaining acreage in areas known for potato cultivation.

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