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As Punjab farmer suicides continue, call for complete loan waiver

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.

This Punjab farmer rakes in Rs 2.1 lakh from sale of Sahiwal cow

Breeding indigenous cattle is becoming serious business thanks to the Narendra Modi government’s Rashtriya Gokul Mission.


Punjab: No fresh rain, but 3 new breaches spell trouble

The new breaches took place in Chak Wadala and Mandiala villages of Lohian in Jalandhar, and Sarupwal village of Sultanpur Lodhi sub-division in Kapurthala. In the affected villages, water level went up from 3-4 feet Monday to 10-12 feet Tuesday evening.

Punjab: 10 districts cultivating nearly half of state’s paddy face rain deficit

18 of 21 districts in Haryana too have received less rainfall

Re-sowing after Ghaggar havoc: Farmers want govt to raise saplings for emergencies

As Ghaggar swelled, it submerged his entire crop under five feet water for over a week. The land owned by the family extended to Moonak, the most affected village.

Explained: Why has Punjab restricted use of 9 pesticides for Basmati

The Indian Express explains what it means to have these restrictions only for Basmati and not other crops.


Explained: How free farm power drains Punjab’s coffers and water reserves

While the draft farmer policy proposes no free power to those with over 10 acres land, The Indian Express explains the need for restricting power subsidy.

Haryana farmers defy govt restriction, sow banned HT Bt cotton in Hisar

As its nomenclature signifies, HT Bt seeds are resistant to herbicides that farmers use to clear weeds without harming the crop.

Punjab: MSP hike leaves both paddy, non-paddy crop farmers unhappy

Paddy growers said that with just Rs 65 increase per quintal from Rs 1750 to Rs 1815 per quintal, is just 3.6 per cent increase in MSP. While input cost has gone up 10 to 15 per cent.

Punjab: New mining policy outrightly favours big fish, say small-time miners, farmers

As per the eligibility criterion set under the policy, it invites the bidders that are registered companies, partnerships, societies including cooperative societies, sole proprietorship, individuals and consortia of up to three such entities.