In India, farmers have secured the right to ship potatoes to other countries. New markets will be Russia and the Middle East. This will allow to realize surplus products and stabilize the price situation.
Potato growers in Punjab have achieved record yields in the past few years. This led to a drop in prices - today the wholesale price of potatoes is 2 rupees per kg with a production cost of about 5 rupees. In protest against government inaction 4 months ago, state farmers dumped crops on the roads.
As a result, during a meeting of members of the Jalandhar Potato Producers Association (JPGA) with the financial commissioner, development Vishwajita Khanoy, it was decided to allow farmers to export their goods. The first were Russia and the countries of the Middle East; in the future, markets in Europe and the USA may open.
Export will be through the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation (PAIC), which will cover the cost of transportation.
A source: https://agro.ru