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Wednesday, January 29, 2020



Punjab: Produce per acre up, but total paddy yield down by almost 3% thanks to diversification

December 02, 2019 7:25 am

Apart from the decrease in area, around 52,000 hectares area under paddy was damaged so effectively in floods. So the effective decrease in area under paddy in the state has been over 3.53 lakh hectares.

Former R&AW chief has a new mission: Paddy-shrimp farming in ancestral village

July 14, 2019 4:20 pm

Under One Paddy, One Fish, alternate cropping of fish and paddy is done in wetlands, with paddy being cultivated for four months and shrimp in the remaining eight months, when the fields remain fallow.

Shift to non-paddy crops: On day one of pilot project, 3,491 Haryana farmers sign-up

May 28, 2019 9:54 am

Government officials says that maize is the ultimate solution to replace paddy in Haryana and has various strengths such as many fold water saving, increase wheat yield, suitable for conservation and less chemical input in maize farming.

Captain Amarinder Singh balm for seething farmers, allows early sowing of paddy

May 07, 2019 9:48 am

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to take personal credit for the action of the armed forces, Amarinder said: “surgical strike” was just a new jargon for cross-border raids.

Punjab: Farmers hold protests across districts, agriculture dept refuses to budge

March 14, 2019 3:53 am

While farmer unions warned of intensifying their struggle by gheraoing agriculture officers, the department refused to entertain their demand.

Paddy procurement in Chhattisgarh to resume in full swing buoyed by MSP hike

December 18, 2018 2:24 pm

Immediately after taking oath as chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel had announced a hike in the MSP of paddy to Rs 2,500 per quintal for this year.

Agriculturalist who revived 174 ‘lost’ paddy seed varieties dies at 54

December 07, 2018 5:31 am

Jayaraman began his journey to revive lost seeds in 2004 with his mentor late Nammalvar, a pioneer of organic farming, by collecting over a dozen varieties believed to have been lost.

Punjab: A year later, $1 million Paddy Straw Management Challenge Fund yet to take off

August 08, 2018 5:27 am

The Punjab Cabinet gave clearance to the challenge fund in July last year. Since then, a paddy harvesting season has passed and another one is round the corner. Paddy procurement starts on October 1 every year and the stubble burning starts as harvesting reaches full swing in October.

MSP increase could hit non-basmati rice exports

July 15, 2018 5:42 am

Much of India’s non-basmati exports — which have zoomed from just one lakh tonnes to over 8.6 million tonnes (mt) in this decade — are to African nations.

Paddy ‘scam’ pits Punjab govt against Punjab National Bank

April 27, 2018 2:28 am

The PNB also approached Punjab police for registration of a case, alleging fraud/embezzlement of Rs 202 crore.