Potatoes

  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue withhis West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops July 8, 2014

    To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the food and civil supply department to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS) at low price in the state. The state government would take...
  • More government outlets to sell onions, potatoes in Delhi July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: To keep a tab on the prices of onions and potatoes, Mother Dairy outlets in the city will soon start selling them and the number of government outlets selling them will also go up, officials said on Monday. At a highlevel meeting with all heads of departments, Delhi's Principal...
  • Price rise: Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Jaitley July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: "Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress on Monday said as it took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices and claimed that "instead of good days, days of...
  • Potato futures rise 2.97 pc on tight supplies, rising demand July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Potato prices recovered by 2.97 per cent to Rs 1,377 per quintal in futures trade on Friday as speculators engaged in buildingup positions even as the government imposed stock holding limits in a bid to improve availability and rein in prices. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, potato for delivery...
  • Rajnath Singh asks Delhi to have more vans to sell onions and potatoes July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to check the rise in prices of some essential commodities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the Delhi government to increase the strength of mobile vans to ensure availability of onions and potatoes at reasonable prices and also sell these food items through...
  • Drought & price rise: How will Modi's promise of 'Achche Din' be delivered? July 2, 2014

    With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. ...
  • Centre acts to curb price rise, brings onions and potatoes under Essential Commodities Act July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. In order to put curb stockpiling and hoarding, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has decided to enforce a stock limit on potatoes and onions for...
  • Watch: The greatest kitchen hack ever invented? Man invents the fastest way to peel potatoes using a drill and water June 28, 2014

    He has ONE job. To peel the potatoes. Trust a man to come up with an easy and energysaving method of reducing work when he is confronted with a kitchen challenge. This has to be the fastest way of peeling potatoes using only a power drill, a bucket and water....
  • Potato futures hit lower circuit, plunge 4% on FMC curbs June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Potato prices fell by 4 per cent to hit lower circuit at Rs 1,220.70 per quintal in futures trade today on offloading of positions by nervous speculators after commodity markets regulator FMC imposed restrictions in order to check rising prices in physical markets. Besides, increased supplies in physical markets...
  • Delhi LG holds meet to review onion, potato prices, announces steps June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is the biggest worry for the Narendra Modi government at the moment with the figure touching a 5month high. In Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung held a meeting to review the prices of onions and potatoes and has announced some steps to be taken by the Delhi...
  • Russia: Activists plant potatoes in potholes in protest June 3, 2013

    Moscow: A group of activists in the central Russian city of Yaroslavl have planted potatoes in street potholes across the city "to see if these potatoes will grow sooner than the city authorities repair the roads". Road construction and repair in Russia is notoriously inefficient, with funds allocated for road maintenance...
  • Bihar potato farmer sets new world record February 18, 2013

    Patna: Bihar's farmers have done it again. A farmer from Sohdih village of Bihar's Nalanda district has set a new world record in potato production through organic farming this year. The potato farmer, Rakesh Kumar, has harvested 108.8 tonnes of potato per hecrtare and set a new world record in...
  • Boeing uses potatoes to test its inflight wifi system December 24, 2012

    London: US planemaker Boeing has used the humble potato as an unusual substitute for passengers to test its inflight wifi system. Passenger seats on a decommissioned plane were loaded with huge sacks of the tubers for several days as signal strengths were checked. The company's researchers said that potatoes "interact"...
  • PepsiCo to double potato procurement in India in 5 yrs December 5, 2012

    Sangareddy: PepsiCo on Wednesday said it is looking to double procurement of potato in India annually over the next five years from the current 2.4 lakh tonnes, a day after BJP leader Sushma Swaraj stated that the food and beverages major rejected local produce in Punjab. "We work with around...
  • McDonald's doesn't source for its fries from Indian farmers: BJP December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Continuing to support its stand against FDI in retail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday targeted fast food chain McDonald's and said they do not source potatoes from Indian farmers for its fries. During a debate on FDI in retail, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok...
  • Britons spend 9 years of life watching TV November 19, 2012

    London: 'Couch Potato' Britons spend an average of nine years of their lives watching television, a new study has found. Researchers say that the time spent in front of the 'idiotbox' is five years more than the combined length the country spends shopping, playing sport and in bed. Three of...
  • Food inflation affects household budgets July 20, 2012

    The prices of vegetables, fruits and pulses have shot through the roof in major metros. ...
  • Inflation accelerates to 7.55 per cent in May June 14, 2012

    New Delhi Inflation moved up to 7.55 per cent in May because of spurt in prices of potato, pulses and wheat, although onion and fruits showed a declining trend. Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 7.23 per cent in April. In May last year, however,...
  • Supply bottlenecks: They are no small potatoes May 22, 2012

    Jalandhar: Buried in recent monthly data for wholesale prices in India, the wild gyrations of a humble vegetable tell the tale of an economy trapped in inflation by its own rigidities. Back in December, after a bumper harvest of potatoes, furious farmers dumped tonnes of their crop on roads in protest...
  • In US too, a pack of chips has more air, less food April 18, 2012

    A report on how a packet of potato chips looks big, but has very less content in it in the US. ...
  • Food inflation eases to 4yr low of 4.35 pc December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Food inflation fell to a nearly fouryear low of 4.35 per cent during the week ended December 3, reflecting a decline in prices of essential items like vegetables, onions, potatoes and wheat. This is the lowest rate of food inflation since the week ended February 23, 2008, when it...
  • Vegetable prices double, govt blames flood July 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Vegetable prices have doubled in the last one month. Tomatoes in Delhi's retail markets that cost Rs 30 a kg till recently, now cost Rs 60. Potato prices have risen by Rs 5 in the past week. The Delhi government claims floods in the vegetable producing belt of...
  • Review: 'Potato Chips' back to school June 15, 2010

    After scrunching my nose at the book cover, and eyes rollingawondering at the title, it's a good thing I still decided to dig in. For Anshuman Mohan's Potato Chips from Harper Collins new YA Lit (Young Adult Literature) series is crisped, and flavoured just right. A candid account of the...
  • Inflation rises to 13.39 pc, blame it on potato prices November 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday presented a more realistic picture of the price situation saying the inflation of food items shot up by 13.39 per cent during the week ended October 24 driven mainly by soaring prices of potatoes and onions. A new system for presenting inflation data of primary...
  • Potatoes slice a hole in your wallet: Rs 30 per kg September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: It is Navratri season and time to dig into all your favourite potato treats, but wait! If onion prices made you cry earlier, it's potatoes that will slice a hole in your wallet. With preparations made from potatoes a staple for those on fast, the retail price of...
  • Save taxes: Make potato crisps that are not potato July 10, 2008

    London: Potato crisps that can save millions in taxes? Yes, but only if they contain less potato. The next time you want potato crisps don't reach out for Pringles a British court has ruled that the famous potato crisps are not really potato at all. As a result, Pringles...
  • For strong immune system, eat potatoes June 29, 2007

    London: Eating potatoes could have a beneficial effect on the immune system, says a study conducted by Spanish researchers. The vegetable is considered to be rich in vitamin C, Bcomplex vitamins and has good doses of minerals like iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. It has long been known that potatoes...
  • Destiny brings hope for this woman June 16, 2007

    Mumbai: When Maya Khatri's father passed away leaving the family with no source of income, Maya decided to chip in quite literally. When the chips were down, Maya Khatri decided to fight back by making new chips. When her father passed away she found a novel way of taking care of...
  • Pepsi and potatoes can light up homes September 3, 2006

    Kurukshetra: Believe it or not, Professor S K Chaturvedi, Head of the Department of Applied Physics at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra has successfully generated electricity from potatoes and Pepsi. Chaturvedi also claims that the quantum of voltage can increase with the increase in the product. Chaturvedi had used...