WB Government lifts ban on potato export

State government Thursday lifted the ban along with all the pre-conditions which had been issued earlier for potato export while Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee asked traders to control price of eggs which has recently increased steeply.

The decision was taken at the task force meeting held by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna.

Presently, there are 1.20 lakh metric tonnes of potatoes stored in the cold storages. The newly cultivated potatoes will reach the markets from rural Bengal soon apart from the stocks from other states which have already arrived.

It has been decided that traders can keep aside 50,000 metric tonnes of potatoes to cater to the state’s demand for a month and the remaining stock can be sold off outside Bengal.