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India is said to import potatoes from Bhutan to meet the shortage that the country is facing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
An order issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Friday, stated uninterrupted supply chain of potatoes will be allowed from the Himalayan nation without any license till January 31, 2021.
Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters that 30,000 tonnes of potatoes will be imported from Bhutan soon.
The potato prices have shot to over ₹ 40 and ₹ 50 per kilogram in the urban agglomeration across the nation.