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Traders warn Govt. with dire consequences in LS election against proposed cess

Traders warn Govt. with dire consequences in LS election against proposed cess

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Traders in the State have decided to raise their protest against the proposed implementation of farmers’ welfare fund. In a draft policy, prepared by the Punjab Farmers’ Commission, 20 per cent cess has been recommended from the commission of traders during crop procurement for the betterment of farming sector. Already annoyed with the

SAD sets up helpline for paddy farmers

SAD sets up helpline for paddy farmers

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday established a helpline to come to the aid of beleaguered farmers whose standing paddy crops are being destroyed on the orders of the Congress government, even as it asked its senior as well as district leadership to forcefully oppose this move across the state. In a

Bio-CNG and bio-ethanol to be manufactured from paddy straw

Bio-CNG and bio-ethanol to be manufactured from paddy straw

Chandigarh – The government is committed to free Punjab from pollution due to paddy straw burning and every possible effort is afoot for the same. The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is serious on the issue and is working consistently in this direction. This is opined by the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Gurpreet Singh Kangar.

Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6

Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6

Ludhiana – The farmers of Punjab, whose agitation entered the fourth day on Monday, have decided to call off their stir on June 6, even as the protest would continue in other states. The decision was taken in a meeting of leaders of different farmers’ organisations here on Monday. The meeting, presided by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal)

CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers' protest remarks

CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers’ protest remarks

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday dubbed Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s controversial remarks about the ongoing farmers agitation “bizzare”. “It is not the protest which is bizarre, but the union minister’s statement,” Amarinder Singh said.He said that the Union minister’s statement on Saturday that the protest by farmers was

Farmers’ to hold ten days protest but with Gandhigiri

Farmers’ to hold ten days protest but with Gandhigiri

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The farmers will stop the supply of milk and vegetable to the cities and town, not forcefully, but on the way of Gandhigiri and without any confrontation from June 1 to 10. The agitation will be started as the Centre as well as State’s Governments have failed to fulfil their long standing demands. Various

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