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India: PepsiCo to procure Kuppam potatoes for making chips

Global beverages and snacks major PepsiCo is looking to enhance potato procurement through its tie-up with farmers in Chittoor district. The company will buy the potatoes produced in Kuppam, hometown of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, in months to come. The firm has plans to manufacture chips with the potatoes produced in Kuppam in Chittoor district and Araku in Visakhapatnam district. About 15 farmers were selected for training at Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) located at Shimla. More