The Horticulture Department of Tripura has embarked on an innovative approach to enhance the production of premium potato seeds, aiming for self-sufficiency within the state. The technique, known as “apical rooted cutting,” is currently undergoing technological advancements for successful implementation, as announced by the Deputy Director at the Horticulture Research Complex in Agartala.
The Horticulture Department is also collaborating with the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru, South America, to support the project. Ghosh outlined their primary goal of enabling Tripura’s farmers to independently produce top-notch potato seeds within the next five years. The department will provide technical expertise and capacity building, ensuring that the resulting seeds are directly distributed to farmers, reducing reliance on external sources.
Tripura’s Partnership with CIP in Potato Seed Production