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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.

After rain brought relief to Delhi, pollution dips, stubble burning still a worry

The analysis of air quality figures in the first 14 days of May in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 shows that dust is usually the primary pollutant during this time of the year.


Captain Amarinder Singh balm for seething farmers, allows early sowing of paddy

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to take personal credit for the action of the armed forces, Amarinder said: “surgical strike” was just a new jargon for cross-border raids.

Grain mandis: These farmers are Punjab’s new-generation commission agents

At an average minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,800 per quintal — Rs 1,770 for paddy and Rs 1,840 for wheat — his 2.5 per cent commission on grain sold to government agencies works out to Rs 18 lakh.

Tuber trouble: Going to seed

Punjab’s Doaba belt produces India’s entire seed-potato requirement and its growers are hit by a fourth successive year of low prices.

Punjab: When the field is no longer theirs

Punjab is seeing a disturbing rise in kurki auctions of land belonging to small and marginal farmers


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.