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wheat production


Untimely rain, hailstorms cut down Punjab’s per hectare wheat yield

May 31, 2020 11:56 pm

Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs), which are conducted every year to get an accurate estimate of the yield of major crops, have revealed this year that Punjab’s per hectare yield has gone down by 92 kg on an average.

On way to mandis farmers ask why fuel prices still so high

April 18, 2020 6:21 am

Even petrol pump dealers have said that in light of the drastic fall in crude oil prices internationally, the rates of fuel should have gone down more than half. They claimed that the Centre is benefiting the oil companies at the cost of farmers and other general consumers.

Rs 26,000-crore drive holds out hope for kick-starting stalled economy

April 18, 2020 8:23 am

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal had told the state Cabinet during its last meeting that this was a huge amount for the state during this hour of crisis.

Haryana hopes for a good yield of wheat

April 07, 2020 6:06 am

In the last three years, wheat production has been a little over 120 lakh MT, while it was 113.50 MT in 2016. This year, officials are expecting a per hectare yield of a little above that of 2016, but lesser than in the last three years.

Gunny bag shortage amid bumper wheat harvest triggers blame game in Punjab

May 19, 2019 5:10 am

Punjab has nearly 18.5 lakh households of farmers, including 10.25 lakh small and marginal farmers who own less than 5 acres of land.

Bonus for wheat could become major election campaign issue in Madhya Pradesh

April 11, 2019 12:43 am

Congress government claims Centre not allowing payment of extra price to farmers.

NASA-inspired 'speed breeding' technique boosts wheat production by upto 3 times

January 02, 2018 9:03 pm

A NASA technique of providing continuous light to improve crop yields has helped an Australian research team achieve three times higher reproduction in wheat.

Price spiral: A tale of two commodities -- sugar, wheat

May 12, 2016 11:49 am

A buffer stock for sugar could have been useful today, as it has proved for wheat.

Briefly region: Sangrur tops in wheat production

April 08, 2014 5:57 pm

Sangrur district has topped the country for the second consecutive year in wheat production with a per hectare yield of 5,170 kg,the district deputy commissioner informed officilas of the National Food Security Mission

Punjab stares at deficient paddy,PAU suggests direct seeding

July 06, 2012 1:30 am

After celebrating a record wheat production,Punjab is lagging behind in paddy cultivation. According to the Department of Agriculture,the deficit is 33 per cent as of now — almost two lakh hectares less than last year