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Big cheer for farmers in Punjab: early potato fetches 3 times last year’s price
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Selling below the rate of Rs 500 to 600 per 50 kg bag is not viable, claim farmers, as they spend on an average Rs 8 to 9 for growing per kg potato including eatable potato and for seed potato.

After 4 yrs of loss, Punjab set to reap bumper cotton crop
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Raw cotton (kapas) is a combination of cotton seed and lint. Cotton seed is mainly used for making cattle feed. While harvesting of the crop is almost complete, the exact amount of cotton harvested will only be clear in February when all of the crop has entered the markets.

Army deserter, son of former militant among five arrested
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Police say both stole rifles to form a gang of their own to commit robberies

Jalandhar: Sunil Jakhar meets Congress workers, listens to their grievances against party
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The meetings were called to take feedback from party workers about the governance of Congress party in the state.

Husband killed Jalandhar woman in Canada before shooting self
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Prabhleen’s father Gurdyal Singh Matharoo, however, suspects that there maybe more to the two deaths and Canadian police should investigate if any third person was involved in the crime.

Punjab farm fires acreage up by 4%: Stubble put to fire in 61% of total area under paddy
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Till November 25 total 52,942 stubble burning cases were recorded in Punjab compared to 51,751 and 50,841, in the corresponding period in 2018 and 2017, respectively

Punjab: Produce per acre up, but total paddy yield down by almost 3% thanks to diversification
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Apart from the decrease in area, around 52,000 hectares area under paddy was damaged so effectively in floods. So the effective decrease in area under paddy in the state has been over 3.53 lakh hectares.

Punjab: Extended monsoon, delayed paddy harvesting affects sowing of wheat
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

Punjab farmers to sow late varieties in nearly 20% of targeted area, yield likely to be affected.

Explained: Can high-yield varieties of maize help in crop diversification in Punjab?
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

What is the total area under Maize cultivation in Punjab? To diversify from paddy, how much area should Punjab bring under maize? All your questions answered.

Jalandhar girl’s murder in Canada: Police find 18-yr-old boy’s body, say not looking for any more suspects
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

The girl, Prabhleen Kaur (21) of Chitti village near Lambra in Jalandhar district, was shot dead at her place last Friday. She had done Business Management course from Langara College in Vancouver and had gone to Canada in 2016.

Punjab groundwater crisis: What it will take to move from paddy to maize
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

At current rates of depletion, Punjab’s entire subsurface water resource could be exhausted in a little over two decades.

Punjab looks to biomass power plants to tackle stubble problem
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The 10 operational plants have an aggregate capacity 72 mega watt (MW) and use 5.50 lakh tonnes of paddy straw, which is around 2.75 per cent of the total paddy stubble produced in Punjab annually.

Ethiopia to Mexico via Colombia, and back: A Punjab man’s four-month-long nightmare
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

How an Indian, dreaming of life in Canada, ended up on a dangerous, illegal journey into the US.

In Punjab, hockey hub brings hope, escape from drug trap
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

The PHL players have been selected for several tournaments, including the National Rural Under-16, Hockey Indian National Under-14, Under-17 and Under-19, School National Games and Khelo India National Games.

Fresh cane crushing season starts but farmer dues worth Rs 399 crore still pending
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

The payments are due because most sugar mills of Punjab could not pay State Advised Price (SAP) - Rs 310 per quintal cane - and wanted to go with the Fair Remunerative Price (FRP) - Rs 275 per quinal - fixed by the Centre.

Punjab: Fresh cane crushing season starts but farmer dues worth Rs 399 cr still pending
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

The payments are due because most sugar mills of Punjab could not pay State Advised Price (SAP) - Rs 310 per quintal cane - and wanted to go with the Fair Remunerative Price (FRP) - Rs 275 per quinal - fixed by the Centre.

Maize crop fetches better rates than MSP, cheers Punjab farmers
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Compared to last year, area under maize in Punjab increased by 51,000 hectares (1.26 lakh acres). Farmers are getting almost the same price for their kharif maize that they got during the spring season (March to June) this year.

Explained: Why is Delhi’s air cleaner? Count of farm fires is not the only factor
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The AQI in Delhi fell 243 points between Friday and Sunday, and from severe to poor in less than 24 hours. Was it just a dip in the number of farm fires that helped clear Delhi’s air within hours?

Sultanpur Lodhi: Rice mill operations hit as FCI cites storage crunch to refuse fresh stock
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

As the Sultanpur Lodhi station was being upgraded for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the platform for the goods train was modified for passenger trains to handle the rush

Explained: How brick kilns contribute to rising pollution
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

On Friday, the NGT had passed an order in Utkarsha Panwar versus CPCB that 7,000 brick kilns including those with new zig-zag technology in the NCR must be closed till the end of February 2020, or till pollution level comes down.

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