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Capt. Amarinder Singh’s demand for paddy to PM

Capt. Amarinder Singh’s demand for paddy to PM. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this letter to encourage farmers to stop burning of paddy residue in addition to a minimum support price of Rs 100 per quintal bonus on paddy. In this letter, the Chief Minister

Amarinder writes to PM, seeks bonus to check stubble burning

Amarinder writes PM, seeks bonus check stubble burning Chandigarh, Jul 6, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to the Prime Minister seeking a bonus of Rs 100 per quintal on paddy, in addition to its MSP, as an incentive to dissuade farmers from burning the crop’s residue.In his letter, the chief minister said the

Lack of labour the Farmers to make use of technology, Planting paddy with machines.

The directive of the Punjab government has initiated the paddy plantation. Since June 15, the work of sowing of paddy was started in the state. But this time, due to the shortage of migrant laborers, the farmers are facing huge difficulties. However, the farmers are now aware of machinery used for plantation. They are giving

Patiala selected as a model district to end burning of paddy, wheat stubble

Chandigarh:In an effort to end the practice of burning paddy and wheat stubble in Punjab, Union Agriculture Ministry has selected Patiala as a model district to begin with a project in this context. The Ministry has decided to organise awareness camps for farmers and train them in using latest equipment developed by the experts to

HC asks Punjab to stop paddy straw burning from this year

New Delhi: Air quality of Delhi and nearby states is deteriorating day by day and has attained alarming proportions, the Delhi High Court on Thursday said while asking the Centre and Punjab government to work out a plan to stop from this year paddy straw burning in the state, a major contributor to air pollution.

Youth Cong dumps paddy in Gidderbaha SDM office

Bathinda: Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Tuesday dumped some quantity of paddy in the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Gidderbaha to lodge protest against the FCI for not lifting the grains from mandis.The IYC chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, who represents Gidderbaha assembly segment, led the agitation which was joined by various farmers too. Speaking

Paddy stubble burning continues despite ban

PATIALA: The burning of the paddy straw stubble despite the ban enforced by the state government and plumes of smoke coming most of the fields and thus smoke is bringing a blanket in the air as well. This time the fields are burning and the fields were covered with the ash, with this the pollution level

Punjab government committed for hassle-free procurement of paddy

Jalandhar:Aimed at hassle free procurement of paddy, district observer, Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation department A K Sinha on Saturday said that the state government was committed to procure the yield from the farmers on time and provide them payment. Sinha paid a visit to Nakodar, Mehatpur, Talwan, Bilga and Phillaur grain markets on the

Over 2.59 lakh tonne paddy arrives in Patiala

  Patiala: Over 2.59 lakh tonnes of Paddy has arrived in the mandi’s of Patiala District till Thursday, stated Deputy Commissioner, Ramveer Singh. Singh further told that out of which over 2.56,291 lakh tonnes of Paddy has been procured. He said that as the procurement of the paddy has been started so the government has

1,675 MT paddy procured in Fatehgarh Sahib dist

Fatehgarh Sahib: Central procurement agency Food Corporation of India(FCI) have procured 1,675 MT paddy in district Fatehgarh Sahib so far. Paddy procurement have started in district since October 1. Out of 1,675 MT paddy procured by FCI, 625 MT have lifted from grain markets. State procurement agency Pungrain have procured maximum paddy 29,795 MT in

UT Mandi Board inaugurates paddy sale at new grain market

Chandigarh: The UT State Agricultural Marketing Board inaugurated the auction of Paddy held at Sector 39 based new grain market on Saturday. The inauguration was done by Virender Chaudhary Joint Secretary State Agricultural Marketing Board and Rambir Bhatti, Chairman, Chandigarh Market Committee. Chaudhary said that the paddy at the rate of Rs 1510 per quintal

Paddy MSP hiked by Rs 60 per quintal

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy by Rs 60 per quintal, officials sources said. This takes the price for the standard grade of paddy to Rs 1,470 per quintal from the existing Rs 1,410, while minimum price for the Grade ‘A’ paddy has risen to Rs 1,510

Farmers continue to burn wheat and paddy stubble

Nawanshahr: The state farmers continue to burn wheat and paddy stubble despite appeals and even threats of the government to not to do it. Reason: Absence of any other economically or otherwise viable alternative with the farmers to clean the combine harvested fields for sowing the next crop. On the other hand, though burning stubbles

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