According to the first advance estimate released last month, the agriculture ministry is estimating an output of 6.1 million tonnes.
The standard guidelines cover all the commercial varieties of potatoes, considering shape, skin colour and flesh colour.
Plans to train, ensure easy credit and provide support to 10,000 farmer producer organisations.
PSU places a ceiling of $352/tonne for 2,000 tonne, even as onions in government’s buffer dry up.
The development comes ahead of the assembly election in the food bowl state of Haryana.
Fyrwald, who was at Eluru to inaugurate a facility for product testing and development, said India is a critical market for Syngenta.
Data from the FCI shows the combined stock of rice and wheat at more than 71 million tonnes.
BIS, the national body which frames quality standards, had received the samples for testing after consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan earlier this week claimed that Delhi’s tap water is unfit for drinking.
Minister of State for agriculture Parshottam Rupala said that excessive rains would not impact the production.
Until now, farmers could not get the benefits of the scheme without the involvement of the state government.
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