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Six districts farmers get debt relief worth 485.69 cr in Sangrur

Six districts farmers get debt relief worth 485.69 cr in Sangrur

Sangrur – The Punjab government’s farm debt waiver scheme took another leap on Thursday, with 73,748 farmers from six districts getting debt relief certificates worth Rs Rs 485.69 crore at a major event here. Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal handed over debt waiver certificates to 14 farmers, as a token gesture, in the presence of his

Second phase of farm debt waiver to cover 40,000 farmers

Second phase of farm debt waiver to cover 40,000 farmers

Jalandhar – Additional Chief Secretaries of Punjab government DP Reddy and Vishwajeet Khanna reviewed the preparations for the function in which Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would distribute the certificates for loan waiver under farm debt waiver scheme to around 40,000 farmers on March 14.The Additional Chief Secretary (Cooperation) DP Reddy and Additional Chief Secretary

Punjab farmers take to streets against partial debt waiver

Unhappy with the partial farm loan waivers announced by the Punjab government last month, hundreds of farmers staged a State-wide protest on Wednesday by blocking roads, including State and National Highways, for about two hours at over 30 places. The protesters, associated with as many as seven farmers’ unions, accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of

Farmer committed suicide due to debt: Tarn Taran

Farmer committed suicide due to debt: Tarn Taran

Farmer committed suicide due to debt in village Munda of Tarn Taran. Balraj Singh (36), a resident of village Gada, committed suicide due to unable to pay Aarthia’s debt. Police registered a case against Arhtiya on the basis of statements of the family members of the deceased farmer. According to the information, the farmer had a loan up

Farmers getting hooked on eNAM to reap benefits

Farmers getting hooked on eNAM to reap benefits

Farmers getting hooked on eNAM to reap benefits New Delhi – More farmers are turning to the eNAM platform for online auction of agri-produce and reaping the benefits of better price discovery and timely payment, according to mandi officials. Though most farmers right now are bidding online, largely through authorised commission agents (called adtiyas) working

CM appeals to farmers to shun agitation over debt waiver issue

CM appeals to farmers to shun agitation over debt waiver issue

CM appeals to farmers to shun agitation over debt waiver issue Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the state’s farmers to shun the path of agitation, saying his government could not afford to waive off any more of their debts at the present juncture, but was committed to alleviating all

Punjab likely to impose registration fee on agriculture land leasing

Punjab likely to impose registration fee on agriculture land leasing

Punjab likely to impose registration fee on agriculture land leasing Chandigarh – Land leasing of agriculture land in Punjab is likely to be now in paid-form even for farmers as the state government is going to introduce Land Lease Act in the near future. A draft of eight pages has been prepared and submitted to the

Congress govt playing with lives of farmers: Sukhbir

Congress govt playing with lives of farmers: Sukhbir

Congress govt playing with lives of farmers: Sukhbir Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said 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

Harsimrat requests Gadkari to exclude tractors from commercial category

Harsimrat requests Gadkari to exclude tractors from commercial category

Harsimrat requests Gadkari to exclude tractors from commercial category Chandigarh – Union Food Processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has requested Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari to exclude tractors used for agricultural purpose from being considered as commercial vehicles. In a letter to Gadkari, Harsimrat Badal said that as per new rules tractors have been excluded

Government imposes tax on farmers for demarcation of land

Government imposes tax on farmers for demarcation of land

Chandigarh – Punjab government has imposed a new tax on farmers, with the result that now farmers will have to pay RS 500 to Rs 5,000 for the demarcation of their land. For the first time in the state, the government has fixed an amount for this purpose, while it was free of-cost till now. Letters

Farmers to get subsidised fertilisers through DBT

Farmers to get subsidised fertilisers through DBT

Farmers to get subsidised fertilisers through DBT JALANDHAR: Gearing up for introducing Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme on subsidised fertilisers from December 1, the district administration Thursday organised a training session for retail dealers and officers of the cooperative department. Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh said that the DBT Scheme has been introduced with the

Banks cease granting loans to farmers in Punjab

Banks cease granting loans to farmers in Punjab

Chandigarh – Banks in Punjab have stopped lending loans to farmers, who have been declared defaulters. The reason behind this is stated to be the loan waiver announcement made the state government. In a meeting of State Level Bankers Committee, it was stated that after the announcement of debt waiver by the state government, farmers have

Stubble burning: HC seeks written reply from Punjab

Stubble burning: HC seeks written reply from Punjab

Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday asked the Punjab government to file written reply relating to the matter of stubbles paddy straw burning by the farmers. The court gave two weeks’ time to the Punjab government to file written reply. Counsel for the petitioners Charanpal Singh Bagri said that the court was informed by

Fertiliser DBT for farmers in Punjab, Haryana from next month

Fertiliser DBT for farmers in Punjab, Haryana from next month

Fertiliser DBT for farmers in Punjab, Haryana from next month. NEW DELHI: The Central government will introduce direct benefit transfer (DBT) of fertiliser subsidies in five more states including Punjab, next month, a senior Fertiliser Ministry official said. Last month, the DBT facility for fertiliser subsidies was rolled out in 14 states and Union Territories

Farmers give ultimatum to govt till Nov 20

Farmers give ultimatum to govt till Nov 20

Farmers give ultimatum to govt till Nov 20 Jalandhar – Following Punjab and Haryana High Court orders, the indefinite blockade of National Highway-1 (NH-1) planned by Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee members for increasing sugarcane price to Rs 350 per quintal was finally held at Phagwara grain market on Wednesday. The sugarcane farmers supported by over 10

Stubble burning: Punjab signs MoU with Chennai-based firm

Stubble burning: Punjab signs MoU with Chennai-based firm

Stubble burning: Punjab signs MoU with Chennai-based firm CHANDIGARH: Looking for answers to address the issue of stubble burning, Punjab government on Wednesday signed an MoU with a Chennai-based firm to set up 400 processing plants to convert crop residue into bio-energy, The plants will become operational before the next harvesting season and prevent a

Farmers' protest: HC issues notice to Punjab government

Farmers’ protest: HC issues notice to Punjab government

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notice to the state of Punjab and the Union of India on Tuesday. Besides, the notice has also been issued to DGP, Punjab, SSP, Kapurthala, District Magistrate and Divisional Commissioner, Jalandhar Division in the matter of protest to be organised on Wednesday (November 15) by the farmers’ bodies

Partap Singh Bajwa urges CM Captain Amarinder to increase cane price

Partap Singh Bajwa urges CM Captain Amarinder to increase cane price

Partap Singh Bajwa urges CM Captain Amarinder to increase cane price. Rajya Sabha MP and former Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa on Monday appealed to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to increase state assured price of sugarcane crop. He said while the assured sugarcane price was fixed in Haryana at Rs 330, in Punjab

Despite SC orders, no compensation to farmers yet

Despite SC orders, no compensation to farmers yet

Despite SC orders, no compensation to farmers yet Chandigarh – The Supreme Court of India recently dismissed a writ petition of Chandigarh Administration and ordered it to give compensation of Rs 320 crore to farmers of Kaimbwala village in just six weeks time, but it seems that administration has not initiated any process yet to clear

Smog paralyses life badly, causes delay in wheat sowing

Smog paralyses life badly, causes delay in wheat sowing

Smog paralyses life badly, causes delay in wheat sowing. Ferozepur – Dense smog continued to disturb the general life of people for the eleventh consecutive day. Due to this, all the activities of the people had been badly affected. Almost all the trains had been affected so badly in the region that as per information given

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