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Monday, February 17, 2020

Punjab farmers


Farm Pollution: Happy Seeder produces not-so-happy results on ground

January 16, 2020 2:23 am

Area under paddy stubble burning in Punjab up despite number of machines almost doubling.

Hot Tuber: Chips are up for aloo again

January 02, 2020 4:42 am

Winter watermelons give small, marginal farmers fresh hope of making a pretty penny

December 28, 2019 12:06 pm

Growing watermelons in winter in Punjab is largely unheard of, but a highly successful trial has proven otherwise at the Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Kartarpur near Jalandhar.

Punjab: An app that is reforming govt, transforming agri markets

December 23, 2019 4:43 am

Punjab has a total of 154 market committee offices which have regular mandis while 1,834 seasonal mandis ( which operate under Mandi board office) are set up during wheat and paddy seasons.

Sanjeev Kaushal: ‘A one-time interest waiver more efficient than farm loan waiver’

December 16, 2019 3:07 am

The scheme is seen as a counter to the demand of farm loan waiver.

Farm fire FIRs: AAP for immediate withdrawal of cases registered against farmers

November 29, 2019 1:51 am

The AAP legislators said the Punjab government had started a concerted campaign to register cases against the farmers for burning paddy straw, throwing the directives of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the winds.

Punjab farmers hold ‘symbolic’ dharnas, warn of big protests if complaints aren’t quashed

November 26, 2019 8:29 am

The dharnas were organised outside offices of deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), demanding that these complaints and fines be quashed. They warned of another protest against the government if the latter fails to do so.

Kahan Singh Pannu: ‘Raising awareness, compliance were key to reducing pesticide use’

November 11, 2019 4:25 am

Punjab Agriculture Secretary, Kahan Singh Pannu, states that Punjab has been able to cut down its pesticide use quite significantly.

Give the Punjab farmer some time

November 07, 2019 5:22 am

He will sooner or later adopt stubble burning-free technology. Imposing fines or filing FIRs is counterproductive.

As Punjab farmer suicides continue, call for complete loan waiver

September 17, 2019 4:52 am

The state government has waived loans worth Rs 5,256 crore of 8.68 lakh farmers and farm labourers in two- and-a-half years.