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100 transformers & motors theft, kissan on dharna

Giddarbaha: Bharatiya Kisan Sangh holds open dharna at Bathinda-Malot highway road against administration. Farmers told that around 100 transformers and motors has been theft from their villages in last few months. No one was arrested by police and the number of theft was increasing day by day, so by blocking roads they are showing their

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Punjab cabinet approves subsidy for sugarcane farmers

CHANDIGARH, MARCH 2: To provide much-needed relief to sugarcane growers and private sugar mills, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday gave ex-post facto approval to disburse Rs. 25 per quintal directly in the accounts of sugarcane growers (farmers), out of a total State Agreed Price (SAP) of Rs. 310,

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SAD, families of deceased farmers protest against government

HIGHLIGHTS The Chief Minister has not only backstabbed the poor and bereaved families of the farmers, but also gone back on the oath he took on the holy ‘Gutka Sahib’ The party will take the farmers’ plight to the Governor and then, if need be, it will launch a statewide agitation to ensure that the

Up hills, farmers don’t know how to spell suicide

SUSHIL KUMAR SHARMA Shimla At a time when news about farmers’ suicides has been coming from almost all states, Himachal Pradesh happens to be a conspicuous exception where the term farmer’s suicide is still unheard of. Though there have been topographical and technical constraints, the farming community of over 9.5 lakh families in the hills

Fears of low price haunt potato growers

Unable to fend for themselves, farmers burning their fingers

Sushil Goyal Sangrur For a large number of small and marginal farmers farming has now become a non-profitable profession as production cost of crops and vegetables is very high as compared to the prices of their produce. Due to this and other family needs, they take loan which increases every month to the extent that

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Farmers’ suicides go for a song in the state of Punjab

Known for his music genius and knack of connecting with the masses, famous musician Rabbi Shergill has come up with his new song ‘Kuj gallan kaudian, kuj gallan fikiyan’ dedicated to the burning issue of farmers’ suicides in Punjab. A major crisis across the country, and Punjab in particular, Rabbi Shergill has not only sung

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

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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

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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