Punjab: Cash crunch hits country’s potato seed bowl

Shortage of new currency notes has hit potato farmers in Punjab, who are now struggling to sell their stock of potato seeds. At the peak of the potato sowing season, the lack of new notes in the market is preventing potential buyers from purchasing supplies. “There are buyers but they do not have the new currency. We have been sending our trucks to other states, but there are no labourers to unload the stock. There is no money to pay them,” said Jaswinder Singh Sangha, general secretary of the Jalandhar Potato Growers Association. More