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paddy crop


Punjab incurs Rs 2,000 crore post-harvest loss on wheat, paddy each year: PAU study

August 17, 2020 2:20 am

This loss occurs at the 'farmer level' between harvesting, transporting to mandis and storing by farmers at home for their own consumption or sale at a later stage.

Punjab districts increase area under cotton

June 11, 2020 12:24 am

While Ludhiana has sown cotton on 40 hectares, Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib have done the same on 13 and 12 hectares respectively, said Kahan Singh Pannu, secretary, agriculture department, told The Indian Express.

Less water, better yield: Paddy without puddling experiment in Punjab yields encouraging results

October 24, 2018 12:03 am

PR-126 variety of PAU produced yield of 35.36 quintal/acre when grown without puddling against 26.88 q/acre grown with traditional puddling method.

Less water, better yield: Paddy without puddling experiment in Punjab yields encouraging results

October 24, 2018 12:00 am

Puddling is a traditional method of flooding paddy fields with running water, whereas in non-puddling technique, 'ridges and furrows' are formed in soil to let water store in spaces and let it stay, thus reducing irrigation frequency.

Punjab: Rain to delay paddy harvesting by 10 days, stubble management a challenge

September 27, 2018 1:28 am

There is just 20-25 days window between paddy harvesting and wheat sowing in Punjab and delay in harvesting would lessen this period to almost half.

Punjab: Wait for paddy sowing 5-day longer this year

June 16, 2018 2:13 am

Punjab government has said it will provide eight-hour uninterrupted free power supply only from June 20, the official date for paddy sowing this year. Eight-hour power supply is needed to fill the fields with water before sowing, besides irrigation.

10,000 hectare of paddy crop affected due to unseasonal rains in Odisha

December 22, 2017 3:48 pm

Five districts of Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Jagatsinghour and Puri had received heavy rainfall on December 9 and 10 due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal.

Odisha Assembly panel seeks date with PM Narendra Modi to discuss paddy MSP

November 18, 2017 7:46 pm

The BJD and Congress members alleged that the Prime Minister has failed to keep his promises made to the farmers during the 2014 general elections.

To manage 197 lakh tonnes padddy stubble, 'Super SMS' or incentive to farmers is the best solution: Experts

August 23, 2017 10:32 pm

In Punjab only 45 lakh tonnes of paddy straw including nearly 25 lakh tonnes of Basmati rice crop, which is used to make fodder, is being managed currently and remaining 152 Lakh tonnes paddy straw is being burnt in fields.

Mechanised paddy sowing hits a new low in Punjab this year

July 09, 2017 9:40 am

While agriculture department officials say farmers find raising a paddy nursery for transplanters a cumbersome process, farmers express ignorance and lack of training about this method.  The technique saves a time, labour and cuts inputs costs by nearly Rs 2,500 per acre compared to the traditional method.