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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

No cases against farmers for stubble burning, says Punjab CM

Chandigarh, October 15 Lambasting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for misleading people with false allegations against his government, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday made it clear that no cases were being registered against farmers reported to be resorting to stubble burning.The Chief Minister, while vowing to implement the government’s farm loan waiver scheme with

After AAP, now congress gives support to stubble burn

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh, 13 October : – After the AAP, the ruling congress in Punjab has also supported to the stubble burning. Interestingly, the National Green Tribunal has asked to Punjab Government to arrange alternative steps like machinery or bonus to farmers for not burning subbles. President of Punjab Congress, Sunil Jakhar told that the

Agitated Farmers threatens to Burn Paddy Stubbles on regular basis

  Jagdeep Chopra Patiala, October 13 : – Even though Patiala District Administration has tried to make a futile attempt of face-saving on Friday by ferrying 50 odd farmers from the Village Kallar Majri in Nabha Sub-Division and presenting them before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) by showing that these farmers are against the burning of

52010 MT paddy arrived in grain markets of district Fatehgarh Sahib

Gurpreet Singh Mehak Fatehgarh Sahib, October  9 In grain markets of district Fatehgarh Sahib , 52010 MT of paddy has been arrived and out of which 46668 MT of paddy has been procured by different procurement agencies. Disclosing this here today,  Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Kanwalpreet Brar said that PUNGRAIN purchased 1,0603  MT , MARKFED

Modi govt cheating farmers in absence of farmer leader in Lok Sabha, says Jakhar

Gurdaspur, October 5, 2017, With no farmer leader in the Lok Sabha to protect their rights, the farming community had been completely sidelined by the Modi government, which had ruined the country’s agrarian economy with its anti-farmer policies, Punjab Congress president and Gurdasur nominee Sunil Jakhar said on Thursday.Addressing a series of meetings in Gurdaspur, Dera Baba Nanak

Jakhar flays Modi govt for ruining farmers, destroying economy

Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur nominee Sunil Jakhar has lashed out at the Modi government for its anti-farmers policies, saying its decision to impose GST on agricultural tools and other similar measures had further broken the backbone of the beleaguered farmers of the state. Addressing a series of worker meetings here here on Tuesday, Jakhar said

Stubble burning

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


Farmers, Govt on collision path as plan to curb stubble burning ready

Verinder Sareen If state government’s insistence on ensuring implementation of the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT) to not allow stubble burning in fields after paddy harvest this season and farmers’ bodies resolve to get the NGT order implemented in its entirety by making the Punjab government to pay heed to its second part also

Forget wheat and focus on fruits and veggies: Manpreet to farmers

Forget wheat and focus on fruits and veggies: Manpreet to farmers

The two-day Kisan Mela that kicked off on Friday at Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana was inaugurated by Finance and Planning and Employment Generation minister Manpreet Singh Badal. While addressing the farmers, Badal said that ‘It is a time for Punjab to move away from Green Revolution mode and break the wheat-paddy cycle’. He further said that Punjab should