Patna: Three months after creating a world record in paddy production, Bihar has once again earned the honour of setting a new world record in potato production.

Resident of Darbeshpur village in Nalanda, a farmer named Nitish Kumar has managed to raise 729 quintal of potatoes applying organic farming techniques. The previous record was registered in the name of Netherlands for producing 45 tonne per hectare.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday congratulated the farmer and assured all possible assistance.

Earlier, a group of farmers in the same village had created a world record for producing 224 quintal of paddy per hectare using the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method.

Nitish Kumar also expressed confidence that his dream of a second green revolution could be attained in a short span of time.

Nalanda, the home district of Nitish Kumar is already leading in potato production in the state with farmers growing potatoes on 27,000 hectares of land.

Interestingly, Bihar is the third largest potato producing state after Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

(JPN/Bureau)