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Over a week of rain, but 17 paddy districts of Punjab still parched

July 27, 2021 11:48 am

On Monday, 17 districts of the state (77 per cent) witnessed deficit rain and only five recorded surplus rain. Around 9 lakh hectares are under rice in these five districts.

Punjab labourers up in arms as panchayats fix paddy transplantation rates across villages

June 13, 2021 12:59 am

The panchayat has also ordered that migrants, who come to villages for paddy transplantation work, will also not be allowed to work for any other village till the time work of one village is not completed.

Tripura to purchase 20,000 MT paddy at MSP to boost farm economy

January 06, 2021 1:24 pm

In May last year, amid COVID-19 lockdown, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had said his government would procure paddy at MSP and work for ensuring better price and marketability to other farmers.

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.