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Punjab farmers


As paddy sowing begins, heavy rain and surplus labour bring cheer to farmers

June 11, 2021 10:05 am

Labour charges for paddy transplantation are between Rs 2,700 to 4,000 per acre this year against Rs 4,000 to Rs 6,000 per acre last year.

Farmers harvest wheat of those still at protest sites, take crop to mandis

April 22, 2021 5:23 am

At Jhumba village, the leaders of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ugrahan have arranged everything including labour, tractor trolley and a combine harvester for harvesting his crop, which began Monday.

Direct MSP transfers begin, Punjab farmers ring in the new

April 17, 2021 7:40 am

The Food Corporation of India (FCI) recently asked the Punjab government to provide the land records of farmers in order to transfer MSP payments.

Home Ministry slams linking its letter on human trafficking to 'unrelated' issue of farmers' stir

April 03, 2021 6:25 pm

The Home Ministry said the letter clearly and only states that “human trafficking syndicates” hire such labourers and they are “exploited, paid poorly and meted out inhuman treatment” besides luring them with drugs to extract more labour, affecting their “physical and mental health”.

Farm labourers given drugs to work longer, Centre tells Punjab; bid to malign image, says farmer leader

April 03, 2021 7:19 am

Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of BKU Dakaunda and member of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), accused the Centre of trying to “malign the image of farmers”.

Capt rules out DBT for crop procurement: 'will continue to pay farmers through arhtiyas'

April 01, 2021 10:34 pm

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on March 27 had written to Punjab government to implement the direct payment of the minimum support price (MSP) to farmers

In 11 Punjab districts, farmers who cultivate maize instead of paddy to get financial aid

March 24, 2021 5:59 am

To push agricultural diversification in Punjab, the National Bank for Rural and Agriculture Development (NABARD) has decided to implement NAFCC project during the year 2021-22 under which 10,000 hectare area will be covered in 11 districts.

Centre writes to Punjab govt to implement online direct payment system, compliance of PFMS

March 19, 2021 8:35 am

The Centre has been issuing such directions to the state government for the past couple of years. But in Punjab, payment of farmers comes in the accounts of the arhtiyas (commission agents) who further make it to the farmers through cheques or online transfer.

PM recently said govt doing everything to double farmers’ income

March 03, 2021 11:29 am

But on ground: A farmer says he is now earning even lesser than what he made in 2013-14. Why this is happening: Inputs cost increased much more than increase in MSP.

Man arrested after he blocks Ajay Devgn's car, demands actor speaks on farmers' protest

March 03, 2021 9:00 am

A man was arrested in Mumbai after he blocked Ajay Devgn's car and demanded that the actor make his stance clear on farmers' protests.