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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

paddy fields


More farmers seek to shun paddy, Haryana eyes 12% water savings

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.

Courtesy DSR, farmers clock 3% increase in area under paddy

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.

Explained: Why are farmers ploughing back paddy sown through DSR method?

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.

As special trains bring labourers back, paddy farmers heave a sigh of relief

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.

After paddy norms row, 38k farmers ‘volunteer’ to sow alternative crops in over 1L acres

June 04, 2020 9:45 am

But govt initiative gets lukewarm response in paddy rich blocks with depleting water table.

‘Enough local labour available in Punjab for paddy sowing’

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."

In migrant exodus, worry for Punjab paddy farmers: ‘our fields may stay barren’

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.

Year of reckoning: paddy prices fall as Iran goes slow on imports

November 11, 2014 1:07 am

Pusa-1121 down 25% from last year, returns don’t match investments across Punjab.

Market for paddy set to improve only after Oct 15

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.

Water monitor

June 28, 2013 1:49 am

Instrument tells the farmer just how much irrigation his paddy field needs