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15 Dec 18, 01:00 PM
Krishi VaartaThe Economic Times
ITC along with James Hutton Institute to introduce new Potato varieties in India
Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of ITCNSE 0.89 % Limited, has entered into an agreement with Scotland-based James Hutton Institute to source 16 new varieties and 600 new clones of potato for trailing and testing in India. These varieties promise to benefit Indian farmers, the potato processing industry as well as help in the tuber exports.
The agreement is initially for a period of five years and is extendable. These varieties will grow through a process of R&D and evaluation to identify varieties suitable for growing in India in different states, said a company statement. They will help address the demand of processors and exporters for new varieties and are expected to further improve yields by 15 per cent to 20 per cent and enhance farmer incomes by better realisation. Exports and processing help improve farm gate prices and manage crop surpluses. Source – The Economic Times, 12 December 2018.