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Explained: Why farmers are not cheering Punjab’s fuel price cut

The Indian Express tries to explain as to why the rate cut of Rs five and Re one per liter on petrol and diesel is not as significant as it appears from the outside.

Hailstorm lashes Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh orders crop loss assessment

In Punjab, rainfall occurred in Mohali, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Jalandhar. Chandigarh witnessed heavy showers during the day. Hailstorm was also reported in some areas of Punjab, including Chandigarh.


Tackling paddy stubble: Super Seeder machine to be launched today

Its main function is to plough standing paddy stubble in soil and sow wheat seed simultaneously in a single operation

Less water, better yield: Paddy without puddling experiment in Punjab yields encouraging results

Puddling is a traditional method of flooding paddy fields with running water, whereas in non-puddling technique, 'ridges and furrows' are formed in soil to let water store in spaces and let it stay, thus reducing irrigation frequency.

Why Punjab’s cotton farmers prefer agents

Why have Punjab’s cotton farmers snubbed Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), the marketing support agency for kapaas under the Union Ministry of Textiles?

Ludhiana: Unload paddy at nearby procurement centres, Mandi Board urges farmers

Panthic organisations have been on dharna at Dana Mandi since June 1 and the stir has attracted public attention.


Punjab: Farmers take to rearing male buffalo calves — only to sell for meat

The last 2012 Livestock Census showed India’s total male buffalo population at 16.10 million, as against 92.60 million females.

In Punjab, mechanical paddy transplanting finally takes root

Currently, there are an estimated 150 paddy transplanters working in Punjab with an estimated 4,500 acres being covered using these machines.

As banks step up loan recovery drive, Punjab farmers cry foul

The PADB has 108 branches across the state, of which only 3-4 are giving loans at present since the rest are running into losses, co-operative department officials said.

Punjab fails to cut down area under rice cultivation

Despite setting a target to bring down by over one lakh hectares (lh) area under rice cultivation this year, Punjab has failed and acreage under the crop has already reached up to 29.57 lh and is likely touch 30 lh again.