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With onset of paddy season, farmers try to woo ‘missing’ labourers with added attractions

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. […]

Moist paddy: Ferozepur DC sends back 20 trolleys

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.

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Paddy transplantation weathers labour problem

Labour is still short but Punjabi workers,especially women and teenagers,have shown signs that they will help meet the shortfall,having started to join the effort in large numbers.

Harvesters rule wheat season but labour back in demand for paddy

On Punjab’s farmlands,the man-machine contest has reached tipping point.

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