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Don't close down Potato Research Centre in Ooty: TN

IANS  |  Chennai 

Chief Minister on Thursday told that the closure of the (CPRS) in will have detrimental impact on potato farmers.

In a letter to Modi, Palaniswami referred to reports that the (ICAR) had decided to close down the CPRS.

"If this research station is closed, farmers of and other southern states of have to depend on the at Jalandhar, Punjab, which is located far away, to access disease free planting materials, which in turn will increase the cost of cultivation. Moreover, the varieties of North are not suitable for Southern hills," Palaniswami added.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 22:16 IST
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