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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joint platform key to solution, says Punjab health minister

Mohindra was speaking on the sidelines of a function organised to distribute Sat Pal Mittal National awards and also mark the 128th birth anniversary of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.