Submit to register and subscribe
(72,60 € / year)
I forgot my password
Next articleVolgend Artikel

 24 jun 2012 11:02 

Bengal govt to revamp potato seeds institute

The West Bengal government (India) would revamp the ailing potato seeds institute at Kalimpong to keep its supply line intact for the benefit of farmers in the state without depending on Punjab or Haryana.

Replying to a question in state assembly, state's Agriculture Marketing Minister Arup Roy said the state government was already in touch with the Union Agriculture Ministry for the purpose.

A team of scientists from the Centre would soon visit Kalimpong before finalising plan to revamp the potato seeds institute there. Potato seeds institute requires a cold climate and Kalimpong is ideal location for the purpose, he said. Replying to another question, the minister said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had already directed to set up cold storage in all 341 blocks in the state. Of which places for 92 cold storages have already been identified, Roy said adding that works for 36 cold storages were in progress, while one cold storage has already been commissioned by the state government.

New on-line marketing tool Farm Inc designed to help farmers better market produceLees meer
‘EU farmers resilient despite crisis’, says Commissioner HoganLees meer
Protecting Europe's natureLees meer
New partnership to promote sustainable mechanization of agricultureLees meer
Commission adopts first elements of €500 million package for farmersLees meer
'Hollandse maatjesharing', one new Traditional Speciality Guaranteed product from the Netherlands Lees meer
Evonik plans to build additional world-scale methionine plant in SingaporeLees meer
Increase in marine protected areas reduces pressure on marine habitats and speciesLees meer
Integrated Crop Protection: a hot potato?Lees meer
Russian import embargo: EU export development until July 2015Lees meer
Scientists have developed rice with high folate stability Lees meer
Fall in EU cereals and oilseeds production this year partly due to bad weather and new CAP Lees meer
EU Meat Production Hits BoundariesLees meer