Future Farmers Foundation launched in Patiala
Chandigarh: To secure future of young farmers,the Patiala-based Young Farmers Association on Thursday launched the Future Farmers Association. The YFA was started 50 years ago by Padma Shree awardee Dr Amrik Singh Cheema,who is credited for ushering in the Green Revolution. The Association has over 10,000 members. His son and YFA president Jagdeep Singh Cheema says the Future Farmers Association aims to serve the present and future farmers through spreading knowledge and education.
LPU gives assurance to students union
JALANDHAR: The hunger strike started by 10 members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI),Punjab unit,was called off on Thursday after getting assurances from the LPU. NSUI was demanding compensation for the family of the deceased Mizo student,Johny,who was killed by three African students during a football match on April 27. Their other demands were the repeal of suspension for any students who had participated in the protest after the killing and an inquiry into the incident.
Rs 4.2-cr for flood control in Tarn TaranM
AMRITSAR: A total of Rs 4.2 crores has been approved for strengthening the embankments of river Beas in Tarn Taran to control flooding which causes huge losses every year during the monsoon season. DC of Tarn Taran,S S Johal said that Rs 3.56 crores had been approved for the flood control measures.
Dairy farmers call off state-wide agitation
Chandigarh: The Progressive Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) have called off their state-wide agitation against the government after the assurance given by the managing director of Milkfed that the procurement rates for milk will be increased in Punjab. President of PDFA,Daljeet Singh said that the procurement rates will take effect from May 11 and will be increased to Rs 3.80 per kg fat,from Rs 3.60 earlier.