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Good agricultural practices project for consumers

Agricultural practices project: The School of Organic Farming, PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday kick-started a project on ‘Good Agricultural Practices’ in Basmati rice – wheat – summer moong cropping system by organising a training camp at KVK, Ferozepur. The two year duration project costing Rs.98 lakh is funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and

Two day Pau Kisan mela concludes

Farmers must realize value of water: AS Miglani DP Correspondent Ludhiana: The two-day Kisan Mela concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today amidst enthusiastic participation of farmers and farm women from Punjab and adjoining states. The campus was abuzz with hectic activities concerning field demonstrations, farmers-scientists interactions, technical session, sale of quality seeds and farm literature,

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Here’s how psychological science can reduce climate change

There has been a good deal of consensus among scientific experts that climate change is real, and that it is caused by human behaviour for many years now. However, a recent study has claimed that psychological science may be effective in reducing the impact of climate change.The consequences of climate change are immense, and believed by

PAU Kisan Mela Farmers agriculture crisis SMS

PAU Kisan Mela Concludes: Farmers alone not to be blamed for crisis

Amidst enthusiastic participation of farmers from Punjab and adjoining states, the two-day Kisan Mela concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Saturday.  At the mela, farmers made a beeline to purchase improved seeds of various recommended crop varieties and farm literature, brought out by PAU. The Directorate of Extension Education had organized the mela which

VIDHAN SABHA COMMITTEE ON RURAL SUICIDES INTERACTS WITH PAU EXPERTS

LUDHIANA, NOVEMBER 27:  VIDHAN SABHA COMMITTEE ON RURAL SUICIDES INTERACTS WITH PAU EXPERTS. The Vidhan Sabha Committee on Rural Suicides in Punjab held an elaborated discussion with the economists and sociologists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The Chairman of the Committee, Sh Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria; members Sh Kuljit Singh Nagra and Sh Nazar Singh Manshahia interacted with Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU and Dr

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Bill Gates praises Andhra Pradesh Government for using tech to help farmers

Bill Gates praises Andhra Pradesh Govt for using tech: Bill Gates , Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist has lauded the Andhra Pradesh government for using technology to help farmers in the state.“Andhra Pradesh is taking bold steps. I expect we will be accelerating it (technology usage). More than half of India’s population in engaged in agriculture,

Pawar blames Maharashtra govt

Pawar blames Maharashtra govt for farmers’ suicides

Gadchiroli, Nov 15, Pawar blames Maharashtra govt for farmers’ suicides : NCP president Sharad Pawar today said suicides by farmers in Maharashtra continued unabated as the farm loan waiver package announced by the state government in June this year remained unimplemented. He said the Rs 71,000 crore loan waiver implemented by the erstwhile Manmohan Singh government

Stop producing rice, sell canal water says Johal

Simranjot singh Makkar Ludhiana Renowned Agriculture Economist and Chancellor of the Central University Bathinda Dr. Sardara Singh Johal has advised  the Punjab Government to stop the production of Rice in Punjab and start selling the canal water to other states like Rajasthan and Haryana, which is being used to produced rice.Talking to Daily Post, Dr. Johal said

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Stubble burning: Captain Govt gears up to tackle

Stubble burning: Captain Govt gears up to tackle. Punjab Government said that they are preparing a plan to deal with menace which has been causing pollution, while farmers have openly expressed unwillingness to shun the practice of stubble burning.Only 21.8% of the total paddy straw is consumed in biomass-based projects. While 19.7 MT of paddy

Stop stubble burning or loose subsidies: Director Agriculture to farmers

Kusum Arora Jalandhar, September 28 Leaving no stone unturned, Director Agriculture Punjab warned farmers to either stop stubble burning or loose subsidies on farm products in future. Director Agriculture Punjab JS Bains said that the state agriculture department was all set to issue letters to Chief Agriculture Officers in the districts to spread this message

Kissan Mela

Two day Kissan Mela starts at PAU Ludhiana

Ranjit Singh Dhindsa : Two-day Kissan Mela has started at Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana. Instead of bad weather people are continuously coming from various regions of Punjab & other states. This mela is a storehouse of agricultural knowledge where farmers, rural women and youth get updated information about improved crop varieties, their production-protection technologies and

Pau kisan mela

Pau gears up to hold two-day kisan mela

LUDHIANA, SEPTEMBER 19: Pau kisan mela : Pau gears up to hold two-day kisan mela. The preparations are afoot at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for the two-day Pau kisan mela on September 22 and 23 at Ludhiana. The theme of the mela is “cut expenses on social functions.”Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, called upon the farmers

Two farmers commit suicide due to debt

Bathinda: Two farmers commit suicide. A farmer of village Shehzadi, Ferozepur jumped into the canal and commited suicide. The body has been recovered from the Rajasthan feeder Malout.The farmer’s father Baljinder Singh resident of village Shehzadi said that his son Gursewak Singh had used five acres of land for pepper cultivation but due to lack

Kurki clause ends in Cooperative Banks: Punjab Government

Kurki clause ends in Cooperative Banks: Punjab

Surveillance management sucking insect-pests cotton

Surveillance for management of sucking insect-pests of cotton

Surveillance management sucking insect-pests cotton. Surveillance management sucking insect-pests cotton. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and the State Department of Agriculture are jointly conducting extensive surveys in the cotton belt of Punjab for sucking insect pests like whitefly, jassid and thrips. The recent survey has revealed that in general, the incidence of white fly is

CM orders dismissal CAO jalandhar corruption charges

CM orders dismissal of CAO jalandhar on corruption charges

CM orders dismissal CAO jalandhar corruption charges. Chandigarh, August 1: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has dismissed the Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Jalandhar, Jugraj singh, from service, after videos of him demanding bribe from a shopkeeper went viral on social media.Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said Capt Amarinder

Farmers outfit protests notice banks farm loans

Farmers’ outfit protests notice by banks on farm loans

Farmers outfit protests notice banks farm loans. Chandigarh, Aug 1, The BKU (R), a farmers’ outfit, today alleged that a nationalised bank’s branch had threatened farmers that if they fail to repay loans, their photos will be pasted on its notice board.A public sector bank’s branch in Samrala has issued recovery notices to several farmers

Farmers Confused which loans Waived, No clarity

Farmers are confused about the type of loans which have been announced as waived by the state government. In such a scenario, banks are finding it difficult to recover other loans from them. After Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s statement about waiving crop loans of Rs 2 lakh, farmers have stopped paying installments of their

Modi visits Danziger flower farm Israel Harinder Mishra

Modi visits Danziger flower farm in Israel By Harinder Mishra

Modi visits Danziger flower farm Israel Harinder Mishra. Jerusalem, Jul 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Danziger “Dan” flower farm along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to gain first hand information about the latest innovations and advancements in floriculture.The Danziger flower farm is one of Israel’s leading floriculture companies with approximately

Punjab Government move set separate Horticulture University

Punjab Government move to set up separate Horticulture University

Punjab Government move set separate Horticulture University. On June 20, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal made the announcement of the separate university with an initial outlay of Rs 1 crore. ‘Hotriculture University’ is a “dream project” of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who wants to boost horticulture to help farmers diversify into fruits and vegetable,