Potatoes

June 29, 2016

nagrafarm-potatoes
Potatoes are one of the most popular and widely used vegetable in the world. Potato has become the essential part in so many kinds of food. It is also the fourth largest food crop after the wheat, rice and maize. Below is the Potato production stats according to the countries :-

Rank Country

Production
(Million metric tons)

1.   China 88.4
2.   India 42.3
3.   Russia 32.7
4.   Ukraine 24.2
5.   United States 19.4
6.   Germany 11.8
7.   Bangladesh 8.3
8.   Poland 8.2
9.   France 8.0
10.   Belarus 7.7

Potato reached India in late 16th or early 17th century most likely from Portugal and today India is placed in top 3 Potato producing nations of the world. Potatoes mainly need the climate conditions with Hot Summer and Short Winters which is perfectly suites with most parts of India. Below is a list showing top 10 Potatoes producing states in India :-

Top 10 Potato Producing States in India – Production(000 Tonnes)
2012-13( Third Advance Estimate )
Sr No. State Production Share(%)
1 Uttar Pradesh 13,869.94 31.01
2 West Bengal 11,550.00 25.82
3 Bihar 6,842.92 15.30
4 Gujarat 2,499.73 5.59
5 Punjab 2,129.79 4.76
6 Madhya Pradesh 1,998.35 4.47
7 Assam 975.27 2.18
8 Karnataka 698.30 1.56
9 Haryana 676.01 1.51
10 Jharkhand 659.61 1.47

Nagrafarm is one of the largest potato supplier in india and supplies potatoes in following states in india shown with an arrow :-

nagrafarm-potato-supply-map

Below is the variety of potatoes produced at NagraFarm :-

Atlantic (ATL)                                                    Santana                                                          Kufri Sutlej (5857)
KCM (2708)                                                        Diamond                                                        Kufri Pukhraj (C-166)
Kufri Anand                                                         Lady Rossetta ( LR )                                 Kufri Jawahar (222)
Kufri Badshah                                                     Diamant                                                         Kufri Sindhuri (C-140)
Kufri Jyoti                                                            Super Pukhraj                                             Kufri Chipsona -I
Kufri Lauvkar                                                      Super Jyoti                                                  Kufri Chipsona -II
Kufri Pukhraj                                                       Kufri Surya                                                  Kufri Chipsona -III
Kufri Pushkar                                                      Kufri Frysona                                             Kufri Ashoka (376)
Kufri Khyati                                                         Kufri Bahar (3797)