Potato Research Centre in Ooty to be shutdown

The closure of the Central Potato Research Station (CPRS) in Ooty could have negative effect on potato farmers. This order was approved by the cheif minister of Tamilnadu. If this research station is shut, farmers of Tamil Nadu as well as other southern states of India need to rely on the Potato Research Station at Jalandhar,Punjab. which subsequently will increase the price of cultivation. The types of potatoes from North India are not suited
to Southern hills.