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At 188 lakh tonnes, Punjab procures 4% less paddy this year, but still second highest ever

November 16, 2021 5:58 am

This is the state’s second highest procurement overall after one of the highest per-hectare yield ever, according to the Punjab Agriculture Department’s Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) across 23 districts of the state.

Punjab: Initial CCEs witness highest ever paddy yield to date, but bad weather destroys farmers’ dreams of bumper crop

November 08, 2021 3:25 am

Untimely rains coupled with hail storms again in the middle of harvesting stage on October 23-24 spoiled the crop and now the remaining crop cutting experiments will show whether the yield remains same or decreases.

Residents plant paddy on north Bengaluru road to draw attention to its beat-up condition

August 31, 2021 7:32 am

The Medarahalli main road has been in a dilapidated condition after various civic agencies dug it up one after the other without any coordination.

Chhattisgarh to set aside paddy for wild elephants to stop them entering villages

August 04, 2021 7:40 am

In the past three years, 204 deaths have been reported in the state due to to man-elephant conflict. The elephant count in the state is estimated at 290.

Outages in several parts of Punjab, PSPCL blames huge demand, overloading

July 01, 2021 5:50 am

Power demand crossed 14,000 MW -- an all-time high -- on Wednesday while while only 1,290.35 MW were available.

Punjab: Dalits vs landlords in Mansa village over rates fixed for paddy transplanting

June 18, 2021 5:37 am

Rate fixation of paddy transplantation has cropped up as an issue in many villages of Punjab, which are witnessing easy availability of migrant labour.

As paddy sowing begins, heavy rain and surplus labour bring cheer to farmers

June 11, 2021 10:05 am

Labour charges for paddy transplantation are between Rs 2,700 to 4,000 per acre this year against Rs 4,000 to Rs 6,000 per acre last year.

Govt raises MSP for kharif crops, says doors for farm talks open

June 10, 2021 11:12 am

The MSP increase ahead of the kharif season was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjab targets to bring one million hectare under DSR in this paddy season

May 15, 2021 12:07 am

Punjab farmers had planted paddy using the DSR technique, instead of traditional transplanting, in the kharif season last year too in around 5 lakh hectares of land.

In Punjab, govt-recommended paddy varieties being sold for prices below MSP, say farmers

October 15, 2020 11:44 am

In Gurdaspur and Batala mandis, several farmers say they have been forced to sell their recommended varieties at a price lower than the MSP due to arhtiyas and government agencies dubbing them as hybrid.