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  • Produce 21 Farmers You Helped To Stop Stubble Burning: Green Court To Punjab

    Produce 21 Farmers You Helped To Stop Stubble Burning: Green Court To Punjab

    The Green Court today directed the Punjab government to produce before it 21 farmers which it claimed to have helped by giving incentives and infrastructural facilities to prevent them from burning crop residue in a bid to check air pollution.

  • Will Adhere To 48-Hour Deadline For Paddy Lifting: Punjab Government

    Will Adhere To 48-Hour Deadline For Paddy Lifting: Punjab Government

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today promised strict adherence by his government to the 48-hour deadline for lifting of paddy and payment to farmers for their crop in the ensuing kharif season.

  • 'Beggar' Remark For Farmers' Families Pits Badal Against Badal In Punjab

    'Beggar' Remark For Farmers' Families Pits Badal Against Badal In Punjab

    A remark regarding beggars made by Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal while addressing the plight of debt-ridden farmers in the agrarian state has made him the target of his estranged cousin and opposition Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

  • 1 In 3 Farmers In Punjab Below Poverty Line: Study

    1 In 3 Farmers In Punjab Below Poverty Line: Study

    According to a study by the state-run Punjabi University in Patiala, 86 per cent farmers and 80 per cent agricultural labourers in Punjab are facing indebtedness.

  • Amarinder Singh Announces Total Waiver On Crop Loans For Small, Marginal Farmers

    Amarinder Singh Announces Total Waiver On Crop Loans For Small, Marginal Farmers

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced total waiver of entire crop loans for small and marginal farmers in Punjab.

  • Decision On Loan Waiver Soon: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

    Decision On Loan Waiver Soon: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said his government would soon announce its decision on farm debt waiver based on the recommendations of the T Haq Expert Committee, which is scheduled to submit its report shortly.

  • India Now Faces $49.1 Bn Farm-Loan Waivers-16 Times 2017 Budget For Rural Roads

    India Now Faces $49.1 Bn Farm-Loan Waivers-16 Times 2017 Budget For Rural Roads

    As demands for farm-loan waivers grow across Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka-after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra wrote off loans worth Rs 36,359 crore and Rs 30,000 crore respectively-India faces a cumulative loan waiver of Rs 3.1 lakh crore ($49.1 billion), or 2.6% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) i...

  • Punjab Cotton Farmers' Dilemma: Despite More Crop Yield, Profit Is Meagre

    Punjab Cotton Farmers' Dilemma: Despite More Crop Yield, Profit Is Meagre

    For 12 years, the majority of Punjab's farmers have been growing Bt cotton, or genetically modified cotton seeds, which have protected their crops from pests like bollworms. Their yields have doubled too. However, in the last few years, Bt cotton has displayed a remarkable vulnerability to a large number of sap feeding pests like white-flies, which...

  • 6 Days After Suicide, Punjab Farmer's Family Refuses To Cremate Him

    6 Days After Suicide, Punjab Farmer's Family Refuses To Cremate Him

    It's been six days since a farmer committed suicide in Punjab's Lehra Bega, a small village about 20km from Bathinda city. The body of 70-year-old Jaswant Singh lay in a freezer. His relatives and members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) have refused to cremate him until his culprits are arrested. The protesting group wants the Punjab government ...

  • Heat Wave Across North, Central And Western India As Temperatures Cross 45 Degrees: 10 Points

    Heat Wave Across North, Central And Western India As Temperatures Cross 45 Degrees: 10 Points

    It's just the third week of April, but temperatures across northern, central and western India have crossed 45 degrees Celsius. The weather department says that most of India is facing a severe heat wave. Though temperatures around 45 degrees is not new, it is unexpected for this time of year - some say a month early. The MeT department, however, s...

  • Punjab Government Promises 'Bonanza' To Debt-Hit Farmers In 3 Months

    Punjab Government Promises 'Bonanza' To Debt-Hit Farmers In 3 Months

    The Punjab government has promised a bonanza for its debt-ridden farmers in next three months and a state minister said it would take a 'bigger stride' than Uttar Pradesh in loan waiver.

  • Baisakhi 2017 Special: Dive into the Festival of Vibrancy, Fun and Food

    Baisakhi 2017 Special: Dive into the Festival of Vibrancy, Fun and Food

    Baisakhi marks the time of Rabi crop harvest for the farmers, and Thanksgiving in Punjab and Haryana that is celebrated in the month of April.

  • IFFCO Recruitment 2017: Join As Agriculture Graduate Trainee, Apply Before 21 April

    IFFCO Recruitment 2017: Join As Agriculture Graduate Trainee, Apply Before 21 April

    Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) has released notification for Agriculture Graduate Trainees (AGTs). The trainees are required for the field offices of IFFCO at Punjab,Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

  • Seriously. Akalis Promise To Buy Farms Abroad, Move Punjabis Here

    Seriously. Akalis Promise To Buy Farms Abroad, Move Punjabis Here

    Others may worry about Brain Drain- Indians emigrating for better work and lifestyles elsewhere- but the Akali Dal, which governs Punjab, isn't among them. In fact, in its manifesto that was released yesterday for the election on February 4, the party has pledged to acquiring one lakh acres of land, mainly in the US and Canada, that would be made a...

  • Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Releases Manifesto For Punjab Elections

    Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Releases Manifesto For Punjab Elections

    Promising waiver of farmers' debt, jobs for the youth and mega complexes for industry, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal released its manifesto for the Punjab assembly elections, scheduled for February 4.

  • Happy Lohri 2017: Best WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter Wishes To Send Your Loved Ones

    Happy Lohri 2017: Best WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter Wishes To Send Your Loved Ones

    Happy Lohri 2017: Find the latest and best Lohri Wishes & SMSs. Today is the auspicious festival of Lohri, an occasion where people - especially farmers - offer prayers and thanks to the Almighty for the crops before harvesting them. An important occasion for Punjabis, Lohri is also believed to be the longest night of the year in the Lunar calendar...

  • In Poll-Bound Punjab, Farmers Continue To Feel Impact Of Notes Ban

    In Poll-Bound Punjab, Farmers Continue To Feel Impact Of Notes Ban

    In Gajju Majra near Patiala, 32-year-old Harpreet Singh wakes up and heads straight to the bank. From 7 am, he waits in a queue along with his fellow farmers to withdraw money, so that he can buy fodder to feed his cattle and essential material for his crop. Almost two months after the notes ban, farmers in Punjab remain distressed by the cash crun...

  • In PM Narendra Modi's Speech, Sops For Farmers And Poor Ahead Of Elections In UP, Punjab

    In PM Narendra Modi's Speech, Sops For Farmers And Poor Ahead Of Elections In UP, Punjab

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation on New Year's Eve, announced a series of sops for farmers, the poor and small traders just ahead of key assembly elections in big states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The groups he focused on today are seen as the worst hit by the cash crunch that has followed the notes ban that he announce...

  • Election Commission Asks AAP To Furnish Its Poll Manifestos

    Election Commission Asks AAP To Furnish Its Poll Manifestos

    The Election Commission has asked the AAP to submit its manifestos for Punjab, including the ones it released on dalits and farmers, as it is mandatory for parties.

  • Hope India, Pakistan Resolve Water Issue Themselves: UN Chief

    Hope India, Pakistan Resolve Water Issue Themselves: UN Chief

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that India and Pakistan will bilaterally resolve issues over water-sharing, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the waters of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi rivers that rightfully belong to India will be stopped from going waste in Pakistan.

  • Fields Left Vacant As Punjab Farmers Queue Up For Cash; Labourers Unpaid

    Fields Left Vacant As Punjab Farmers Queue Up For Cash; Labourers Unpaid

    It's a race against time for farmers in Togan village on the outskirts of Punjab's Mohali. Instead of sowing in the fields, many have queued up outside banks and ATMs to exchange their old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes which are now defunct.

  • Court's Water Sharing Order Brings Smiles In Haryana, Frowns To Punjab

    Court's Water Sharing Order Brings Smiles In  Haryana, Frowns To Punjab

    Farmers in Haryana's Ambala recall the moment former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had come to lay the foundation stone of the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, barely 12 km away. Now, almost 35 years later, they are hoping the Supreme Court order criticising Punjab government's refusal to share water with Haryana will finally pour some relief into their li...

  • Acres Of Field Continue To Burn In Mukhtsar: Ground Report On Punjab's Crop Fires

    Acres Of Field Continue To Burn In Mukhtsar: Ground Report On Punjab's Crop Fires

    As the last of the paddy harvests continue to burn across Punjab, despite assurances by the state government that firm steps, including fines, are being levied to discourage farmers from indulging in a practice that results in a thick pollution blanket in much of north India, NDTV travelled to Mukhtsar, a district in south Punjab for a reality che...

  • Punjab's Burning Fields, Delhi's Deadly Smog And The Politics

    Punjab's Burning Fields, Delhi's Deadly Smog And The Politics

    60 per cent of the unprecedented pollution that has wrapped Delhi in toxic smog for days, says experts, is because of smoke from Punjab, where farmers are continuing to burn crop to clear their fields. With state elections now months away, the Akali Dal government has been accused of not trying hard enough to get them to stop.

  • 'Your Loans Will Be Taken Care Of': Congress's Amarinder Singh To Farmers

    'Your Loans Will Be Taken Care Of': Congress's Amarinder Singh To Farmers

    Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Sunday "reassured" farmers that their loans would be taken care of if his party comes to power in the state even as he promised "protection of the interests of the arhtiyas (commission agents)".

  • Penalty Imposed In 1,406 Cases Of Stubble Burning In Haryana

    Penalty Imposed In 1,406 Cases Of Stubble Burning In Haryana

    Cracking the whip on farmers who continue to defy orders on burning paddy stubble, authorities in Haryana have initiated action against 1406 violators, and recovered a fine of Rs 13.75 lakh so far, a senior official said today.

  • Punjab, Haryana Farmers Ignore Ban On Stubble Burning

    Punjab, Haryana Farmers Ignore Ban On Stubble Burning

    Training workshops and awareness programmes for farmers are conducted from time to time in both states where peasants are informed about the harmful effects of stubble burning, officials said.

  • Farmers Struggle For Fresh Ideas As Green Fades In Punjab

    Farmers Struggle For Fresh Ideas As Green Fades In Punjab

    Chandigarh: Hailed as the granary of India, Punjab faces a drastic decline in agricultural output as its groundwater sees rapid depletion, warn experts. Groundwater irrigates almost three-quarters of Punjab’s agricultural land, but groundwater levels are dropping by 40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 inches) a year, according to Rajan Aggarwal, head of the so...

  • 'Will Punish Badals' Vows Amarinder Singh Before 'Kisan Yatra'

    'Will Punish Badals' Vows Amarinder Singh Before 'Kisan Yatra'

    Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh started his 500 km-long 'Kisan Bus Yatra' to announce the start of his campaign for reelection in 2017. He promised to waive off the debts of farmers should he become the chief minister again.

  • Amarinder Singh Invites Farmers' Widows To Flag Off Punjab Kisan Yatra

    Amarinder Singh Invites Farmers' Widows To Flag Off Punjab Kisan Yatra

    Congress leader and Punjab's former chief minister Amarinder Singh will begin a three-day Kisan Yatra today, which will be flagged off by widows of farmers who committed suicide after not being able to pay off their debts.

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