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Punjab agriculture


Explained: How would Direct Benefit Transfer of power subsidy work?

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.

Punjab on alert as locust swarms reach bordering Rajasthan villages

May 28, 2020 2:04 pm

From Rajasthan, the swarm has also entered Madhya Pradesh over the past few days.

Why Punjab wants to push pulses cultivation

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.

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

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.

It pays to pay farmers to fix free power problem

July 18, 2019 12:39 am

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Farm suicides in Punjab now claim six middlemen in six months

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.

Punjab: They don’t believe in saving seeds

November 19, 2015 2:05 am

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