July 17, 2020 12:57 pm
To produce a kg of rice, according to officials, there is a requirement of 2,000-5,000 litres of water depending upon the soil type and time of paddy sowing.
June 25, 2020 1:12 pm
DSR thankfully has compensated for this shortfall area of paddy transplantation and helped cover paddy area either at par or little more as compared to last year.
June 18, 2020 6:10 pm
DSR is direct seeding of rice in which seeds are sown in the field rather than by transplanting seedlings from the nursery.
June 18, 2020 12:50 pm
In the past couple of days around a couple of 100 farm labourers have reached Punjab on the request of their landlords here on these trains.
June 04, 2020 9:45 am
But govt initiative gets lukewarm response in paddy rich blocks with depleting water table.
May 27, 2020 3:23 pm
"Some migrant labourers are available in Punjab, while we have plans to use direct seeding system and mechanised paddy transplantation as well."
May 21, 2020 11:31 am
In Punjab, around 28-29 lakh hectares area is expected to come under rice this season for which the state would need over 6 lakh labourers from UP and Bihar.
November 11, 2014 1:07 am
Pusa-1121 down 25% from last year, returns don’t match investments across Punjab.
October 04, 2014 10:38 am
There are 11 procurement centres in the district, with the primary ones located at Kharar, Kurali, Banur, Lalru and Dera Bassi.
June 28, 2013 1:49 am
Instrument tells the farmer just how much irrigation his paddy field needs