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Punjab: Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives for farmers' rally

Punjab: Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives for farmers’ rally

Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives in Punjab for farmers’ rally. Farmers owing allegiance to various organisations held a protest and showed black flags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday to address a rally. Punjab Police and security agencies stopped the protesting farmers at a distance from the venue and some were

Farmers launch 10-day long nationwide strike starting today

Farmers launch 10-day long nationwide strike starting today. Thousands of farmers from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on Friday started a 10-day nationwide strike demanding waiver of loans, right price for their crops and implementation of recommendations of Swaminathan Commission.The protests were called to mark the first anniversary of the

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Kisan Mela: PAU Award winning Rural Men and Women Farmers

The winning farmers and rural women were given away prizes on the concluding day of Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today.  In vegetables, Mandeep Singh (Faridkot), Kanwaldeep Singh (Faridkot), Tarlochan Singh (Ropar), Tirath Singh (Sangrur), Karanveer Kaur (Sangrur), Satvinder Singh (Patiala), Yadvendra Singh (Sangrur), Takdir Kaur (Sangrur) and Sukhdeep Singh (Bathinda) won first

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

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Farmers of Punjab are ahead of Rajasthan: Punjab Governor

Farmers in large number thronged the Kisan Mela which kicked off at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. The theme of PAU’s Mela is “reduce farm expenses, use water and fertilizers judiciously; adopt subsidiary occupations and enhance agri-profit largely.” The Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of PAU, VP Singh Badnore, who was the chief guest, inaugurated

Cong govt playing with lives of farmers – Sukhbir Badal

Cong govt playing with lives of farmers – Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government was playing with the lives of Punjab farmers by proposing to implement a fraudulent crop loan waiver which left out genuine beneficiaries and demanded it be scrapped and replaced with a comprehensive waiver covering all indebted farmers.In a statement here, the SAD

Farmers locks bank officials

Out of rage farmers lock up bank officials

Farmers locks bank officials: In retaliation against the arrest of two farmers for non-payment of bank loan, various farmer outfits, including the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakonda), Kisan Sabha (Punjab) and Krantikari Kisan Union, locked the officials of Punjab Agriculture Development Bank (PADB) in Guruharsahai and held a protest outside the bank.All bank officials as well

Farmers alleged vigilance

Farmers alleged vigilance hushed-up Rs 1000 crore scam

Farmers alleged vigilance: Farmers from Mansa held a press conference at Chandigarh where they alleged that vigilance is hushing-up irrigation scam of worth Rs 1000 crore. Since Punjab vigilance are not able to crack the case says farmers. As well as they are suspecting that Tube Well Corporation is also involved in crime.  Farmers claiming

Debt ridden farmer commits suicide in Sangrur

A farmer committed suicide by consumed poison at Sangrur district. As per information the farmer taken the debt from government but he was unable to return the loan. It is alleged that the farmer from Chhajli village of Sangrur ended his life by consumed poison. Many farmers are protesting on highway against Congress government. Protesters are

PILs pending on issue of debt ridden farmers suicides

PIL seeking abolition of provisions for attachment and auction of farmers land for realization/execution of court decrees of arhtias-adjourned, so as to be listed with other PIL s pending on the issue of debt ridden farmers suicides -while on last date. Additional Advocate General Punjab had recorded a statement that State Government would take a “conscious”

Rahul attacks PM Modi on farmers’ plight

New Delhi, Dec 7, Taking forward his ‘question a day’ campaign, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the problems afflicting the farm sector and farmers. Asking his 9th question in the series, he asked, Neither loan waiver, nor remunerative price for produce, neither received crop insurance benefit, nor were tubewells

Farmers to protest in Delhi, demand ‘freedom from debt’

New Delhi, Nov 18, Farmers from all over India will participate in a two-day protest from November 20 here under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) to demand for “better prices for their produce and complete freedom from debt”. According to the AIKSCC, members of around 180 farmer organisations are

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

Odisha bans 11 pesticides

Odisha bans 11 pesticides

Bhubaneswar, Odisha bans 11 pesticides : The Odisha government today banned products of at least 11 pesticide companies on charges of selling fake pesticides in the market, official sources said.The state’s agriculture and farmer empowerment department also issued ‘no-sale’ notices to the companies. The action was taken based on laboratory test reports, said Agriculture Secretary Sourabh

Adityanath orders measures

Adityanath orders measures to tackle rising pollution

Lucknow, Nov 16, Adityanath orders measures to tackle rising pollution : Taking a serious view of rising air pollution, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed municipal corporations to ensure that garbage is not burnt and sprinkling of water to control dust. A statement issued by the UP government said that at a meeting here yesterday,

Farmers can’t give up stubble burning completely: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Nov 15, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said “farmers cannot be expected to give up crop residue burning completely”, till the time they are provided viable solutions. The statement comes on a day when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss air pollution and stubble burning.

Sugarcane farmers to block NH-1

Sugarcane farmers to block NH-1 and stop trains, demand Rs 350 per quintal for crop

Kusum Arora, Jalandhar, November 14, Sugarcane farmers to block NH-1 and stop trains, demand Rs 350 per quintal for crop : If you were planning to commute via National Highway-1 (NH-1) ie the highly busy stretch of Jalandhar-Phagwara highway connecting with national capital Delhi, then plan an alternate route, as sugarcane farmers would block the NH-1

More than 10 asthma patients visits civil hospital regularly, due to stubble burning

Sukhpreet Singh Ludhiana : – The burning of paddy straw coupled has resulted in rise in number of asthma and respiratory infection cases in different city hospitals and clinics. With the tremendous rise in asthma patients, health department is on toes as more than 10 patients are getting admitted in civil hospital Ludhiana regularly. Despite the

Adopt Straw Management Techniques: PAU experts to farmers

Ludhiana October 31 : – The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized a demonstration-cum-farmers training programme on “ Adopt Straw Management Techniques ” in the village Tihara under the project “Enhancing Diffusion of Paddy Straw Management Technologies in Punjab,” funded by NABARD.Welcoming the farmers, Dr Dharminder Singh, Assistant Extension Specialist, asked the farmers

Punjab government fails, doaba farmers shows the way to stubble management

Kusum Arora Jalandhar, October 16 : – While Punjab government failed to address stubble burning problem, farmers in Doaba region were seen adopting rustic and innovative ways to manage paddy straw. From purchasing stubble management machinery worth Rs 8 to 10 crore like Rotavator, Happy Seed feeder, Bailer, Plough,Straw Management System (SMS) to providing paddy straw