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

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

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

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.