Even as the paddy season began on June 10, farmers are still busy wooing labourers to work in their farms, while many landlords have increased bounties to attract previous year’s workers. They are offering unlimited rations, milk, non-vegeterian food once a week, mobile recharge, Bhojpuri music while farmers work in the fields and much more. […]
After repeatedly instructing farmers to not bring moist paddy to the mandis,Ferozepur DC S Karuna Raju on Saturday sent back 20 trolleys after he found the paddy stock to have a moisture content of 22 per cent - the norm is 17 per cent.
The president of the Bharti Kisan Union,Balbir Singh Rajewal,on Monday said that the Centre was going to back out from giving drought relief to the farmers of Punjab and that they must be prepared to gherao Cong MPs.