June 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured farmers of uninterrupted 8-hour power supply for the tubewells, as well as regular water supply needed for successful transplantation and urged them to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.
June 01, 2020 10:18 pm
India, till date, has permitted just one GM crop-BT cotton. This variant was permitted for commercial release in 2002 by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC).
July 31, 2019 2:38 am
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked the state planning board to come up with a model to encourage farmers to shift from traditional wheat and paddy to less water consuming crops.
July 11, 2019 6:08 pm
Kharif season is considered the main season in Punjab for sowing maize. Last year, 1.08 lakh hectares area was under maize and this year, till July 8, the area touched 1.25 lakh hectares (a surplus of 17,000 hectares or 41,990 acres).
June 30, 2019 1:43 am
Fortification is a complementary strategy to fight malnutrition under which key vitamins and minerals are added to staple foods. The rice crop will be fortified with iron, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin B-12 in rice mills before packaging for distribution.
May 31, 2019 5:44 am
Cotton is sown during Kharif season when water guzzling paddy crop is also grown in state. The cotton crop is also considered the best alternative to paddy, which is sown in nearly 25 to 30 lakh hectares out. Due to such huge area under paddy, 109 agricultural blocks out of the total 138, have already been declared over-exploited.
August 08, 2018 7:52 am
Only three-quarters of land sown as compared to last year; officials blame uneven distribution of rainfall.
June 04, 2016 3:15 am
Pulses, especially tur, has been in news over the last year or so due to the sharp price hike, both wholesale and retail.
May 30, 2014 3:54 am
The state had last year seen its agricultural growth dip by 1.4 per cent.
September 07, 2013 7:39 pm
'Onion price normally goes up during the July-October lean period'