May 30, 2020 9:26 am
The Punjab government pays around Rs 6,000 crore power subsidy bill to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) every year under its ‘free power scheme’ to the farming sector.
May 28, 2020 2:04 pm
From Rajasthan, the swarm has also entered Madhya Pradesh over the past few days.
March 07, 2020 11:58 pm
While Punjab is the highest contributor of wheat and paddy to the national pool, it lags behind in cultivation of pulses.
August 22, 2019 1:00 pm
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.
July 18, 2019 12:39 am
Punjab’s novel ‘Save water, Earn money’ solution for its Rs 6,000-crore annual subsidy bill.
March 23, 2018 10:50 am
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.
October 29, 2017 2:30 am
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.
October 28, 2017 6:06 pm
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
March 25, 2016 12:01 am
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.
November 19, 2015 2:05 am
Wheat seeds needn’t be bought each time, but Punjab farmers are going against the advice.