Over 6,000 tonnes of seed potato have arrived here from Punjab in the last couple of days. It has been kept in cold storage units on the outskirts of the city.

Shakeel Ahmed, Deputy Director of Horticulture, told The Hindu that potato cultivation would begin in May.

The district administration has fixed the price of seed potato at Rs. 13 a kg. Potato growers had been suffering losses in the last couple of years owing to blight and scanty rainfall.