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Initial crop damage survey: Over one lakh acres submerged, crops in 13 districts hit in Punjab

A filed survey of the three-day rain, which led to the floods in Sutlej and local rivers, has revealed damage to crops like like paddy, basmati, maize, cotton and vegetables.

It pays to pay farmers to fix free power problem

Punjab’s novel ‘Save water, Earn money’ solution for its Rs 6,000-crore annual subsidy bill.


Agri sector’s subsidy up, its share down in state GSDP in 2014-17: CAG report tabled in Punjab Assembly

The report also noted that with the provision of free power supply to agriculture sector in March 1997, the preference for irrigation shifted from canal to electricity operated tubewells.

Ahead of wheat sowing season: Punjab to distribute 2.80-lakh quintals of subsidised seeds

The subsidy will be provided on varieties such as HD 3086, HD 2967, PWD 725, PWD 677 and Wh 1105. Among these varieties, the most popular are HD 3086 and HD 2967.

Ahead of wheat sowing season, Punjab to provide 2.80 lakh quintal of subsidised seeds to famers

The agriculture ministry will give a subsidy of Rs 1000 per quintal, which means a farmer will be able to procure the seeds at Rs 1,600. Presently, per quintal of seed costs between Rs 2,600 to 2,700

Farm suicides in Punjab now claim six middlemen in six months

Among the dead is 54-year-old Jaspal Setia, who committed suicide four months ago. A commission agent at Amritsar’s Bhagtanwala grain market, Setia had given a Rs 2.5 crore advance to farmers and rice millers which he failed to recover.


Punjab: They don’t believe in saving seeds

Wheat seeds needn’t be bought each time, but Punjab farmers are going against the advice.

Falling demand: Punjab lease rent party ends as crop prices plunge

Reversing trend being witnessed due to collapse in basmati and cotton realisations, minimal hikes in paddy and wheat MSP, damage to rabi crop from untimely rains and hailstorms, among others.

Badal asks agriculture experts to help in bailing out farmers

Chief Minister said that keeping in view the enormous contribution of farmers, Union government must extend loans to them at zero per cent rate of interest.

No Badals in coffee table book, Punjab junks PAU draft

The government had planned to release the book at the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit, to be held in February at Mohali.