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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.