Thursday, January 27, 2022

Punjab Agriculture

Punjab acclaimed first spot in crop residue management

CHANDIGARH:Brought a Laurel for the state, the Punjab Agriculture Department has got the award for better crop residue management. Joint Director of Punjab Agriculture Department Mr. Sushil Kumar on Sunday received the award on behalf of Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha and every Punjabi farmer, who have contributed in this cause.

PAU Retired Director Dr HK Verma Joins as KCVAS Principal

AMRITSAR: Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) today appointed Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, a renowned veterinary academician and retired Director, Extension Education, Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana as new Principal of Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KCVAS), Amritsar.

Randeep Nabha demands 5 lakh metric tonne urea till December 15 from Union Government

CHANDIGARH:To provide an adequate quantity of Urea to farmers, the Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha on Tuesday raised the demand of Punjab vociferously with Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya and urged that it is the need of the hour as the state vehemently needed 5 Lakh Metric Tonne Urea till December 15.

Pride goes before a fall: Punjab agriculture minister on scrapping of farm laws

CHANDIGARH: Terming roll back of three contentious farm laws by the Union Government, Punjab Agriculture Minister Mr. Randeep Singh Nabha on Friday said that country’s farmers’ emerged victorious as ‘pride came before a fall’.

Punjab Minister asks Centre to compensate families of farmers

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing the repeal of the three agricultural laws but asked the Centre to compensate the families of the farmers who passed away during the nearly year-long protest.

AAP blaming Punjab farmers to run from responsibility of Delhi pollution: Gurkirat Kotli

CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI:Slamming the Aam Adami Party (AAP) for wrongly blaming the Punjab farmers for Delhi pollution, Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister, Gurkirat Singh, on Monday said that Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has indulged in the blame game to save it's own skin as it has completely failed to control pollution in the national capital.

Crackdown: Punjab Agriculture Department lodges FIRs against twelve firms allegedly involved in malpractices in DAP supply

CHANDIGARH:Taking iron handedly about DAP overpricing, hoarding, and tagging, Punjab Agriculture Department has started crackdown campaign vigorously and FIRs lodged against twelve firms allegedly involved in overpricing, diversion of subsidized urea for industrial purpose, tagging other products, and sale of fertilizers from unauthorized sale point.

DAP shortfall to be over soon: Randeep Nabha

CHANDIGARH: With the unrelenting efforts of Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha, the Union Government on Monday assured seven rakes per day of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) from today onwards.

Disciplinary action will be initiated against those officials involved in malpractices in DAP supply; Agriculture Ministers orders

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha on Saturday ordered that disciplinary action would be initiated against those officials who were allegedly involved in malpractices in DAP supply.

Agriculture Minister Randeep Nabha demands to expedite the supply of allocated DAP

CHANDIGARH:Acceding the demand of the Punjab Agriculture Minister, the Union Government has assured to expedite the supply of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and other fertilizers to Punjab and the rakes of DAP will be moved on priority for the state in coming days.

Agriculture Minister Randeep Nabha tables resolution against three farm laws

CHANDIGARH:Terming the three farm laws as attack on federal structure, Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha on Thursday presented the legislation for condemnation of three farm laws and demanded immediately repeal these laws for safeguarding the peasantry.

Punjab Govt hands over cheques of Rs.2.50 Cr to kin of deceased farmers and journalist of Lakhimpur Kheri

CHANDIGARH: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the Punjab Government on Friday handed over cheques of Rs. 50 lakh each to the victim families of the farmers and a journalist, who were killed in the tragic incident at Lakhimpur Kheri District in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.

Punjab agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha calls upon Minister for chemicals & fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya on Dap crisis

CHANDIGARH: On the intervention of Punjab`s Minister for Agriculture, Farmers` Welfare and Food Processing Mr. Randeep Singh Nabha on DAP shortage crisis, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya today assured to supply 10 rakes of DAP (Diammonium Phosphate), 5 rakes of NPK (Complex Fertilizer) and 2 of SSP (Single Super Phosphate) within three to four days to Punjab.

Punjab Agriculture Department flouted the reservation rules during promotions: Pritam Singh

CHANDIGARH: A case of violation of reservation rules in promotion has come to light in the Agriculture Department of Punjab. Pritam Singh, President, Dr. BR Ambedkar Welfare Trust, while addressing a press conference said that in the meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary ,Punjab the 97 officers as Agriculture Development Officers, 30 Agriculture Officers as Deputy Director and 144 officers as Agriculture Sub Inspectors were promoted.

Mating Disruption Technology to be introduced for infestation of pink bollworm on cotton crop: Randeep Nabha

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government is serious about the pink bollworm problem in the Malwa cotton belt. Addressing a high level delegation comprising of officials and experts, Mr. Randeep Singh Nabha, Agriculture Minister Punjab today said that from the next season of cotton crop “Mating Disruption Technology” would be introduced for infestation of pink bollworm. High incidence of pink bollworm was reported on BG11 cotton yield in the Malwa region which had adversely affected the crop yield. The current situation of the cotton farmers in Punjab is very grave due to Pink Bollworm. Most of the farmers have uprooted the crop and are demanding compensation from the government. The report on Special Girdawaries is expected soon and the Government would compensate the farmers after the report is compiled. Meanwhile the officials would prepare a report on this as to how to introduce this technology in Punjab.

Over 6 lakh hectares under DSR in Punjab, Bathinda farmers show the way

CHANDIGARH: Punjab farmers have shown keen interest to adopt Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) during the current paddy season by bringing 6.01 lakh hectares (15.02 lakh acres) of area under this innovative technology, which is the highest ever in the state till date as per report of Punjab remote sensing centre , Ludhiana.

Punjab govt initiates process to provide 25000 agro-machines to farmers for crop residue management

CHANDIGARH: With a view to make Punjab a ‘zero stubble burning state’, the Punjab Agriculture Department has initiated a massive drive to provide more than 25000 agro-machines/farm equipment to farmers for in-situ management of paddy residue with subsidy component of Rs. 250 crore during the current fiscal.

Randhawa terms GoI decision to create cooperation ministry too late, appeals for farmer friendly initiatives

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cooperation Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa though hailed the decision of Centre to carve out separate ministry of Cooperation from Agriculture yet he termed this decision a delayed one. He has expressed hope that the genuine concerns of farmers and other sections of rural society will be addressed and the cooperative movement at the grass roots level would be further strengthened.

Rs.430 Cr projects to boost agriculture, allied sectors in Punjab: Vini Mahajan

CHANDIGARH: In order to give further boost to agriculture and its allied sectors in the agrarian state, the Punjab Government on Monday gave nod to various projects worth Rs 430 crore.

Stubble burning: Punjab to use satellites to spot offenders

Punjab News Express/Jaideep Sarin
CHANDIGARH : Rewards, threats and even registration of cases -- nothing seems to be working for the authorities in foodgrain states Punjab and Haryana to persuade farmers to stop burning stubble of harvested crop that is so harmful to the environment. Authorities in Punjab are now planning to use satellite technology to keep a vigil on illegal burning of wheat straw in agricultural fields.

PAU VC urges farmers to apply farm inputs judiciously to reduce cost

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
Nag Kalan (Amritsar): Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today showcased latest farm technologies with the theme of “Kisan Melean de rang Sudhre beej, machinery, kitaban de sang” at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nag Kalan-Jahangir.

Punjab Agriculture department opens call center for farmers

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: To educate the farmers across the state from the attack of yellow rust on the wheat, the state Agriculture Department has set up a call center to provide relevant information to the farmers to combat the menace of yellow rust thus saving their precious wheat crop from this deadly disease.

Another pesticide scandal rocks Punjab, Badal orders another inquiry

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab farmers have got another rude shock from the corrupt regime in the state. After a pesticide scandal rocked Malwa belt and resulted in whitefly attack on cotton, yet another pesticide scam in agriculture department has come to light in the Doaba region where 
spurious pesticides were purchased for paddy crop.

Pesticide scam: Tota Singh blames Director Agriculture Punjab for defaming Badal

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh under fire for purchase of sub-standard pesticides by his department today denied that decision to purchase pesticides was taken on the directions of the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

CM Punjab comes under scanner for pesticide scam in Agriculture department

Punjab News Express/ Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The Rs.37 crore pesticide scam in Punjab agriculture department which led to damage of cotton crop in the state has become murkier with the disclosure by Director Agriculute Mangal Singh Sandhu that Chief Minister office was directly dealing with the affiars 
of agriculture department and documents related to purchase order were also leaked to media by certain officials in CM office.

Punjab Agri department blamed farmers for 'white fly' attack on cotton crop

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Agriculture Department has blamed the farmers for wide spread attack of 'white fly' pest on their cotton crop and those farmers who failed to follow the guidelines of department have been suffering the most.

Punjab govt to double the seed procurement for 2015-16 rabi season

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The government of Punjab will upgrade the PUNSEED processing plants so as to produce three lac quintal seed as against the present capacity of 1-1.5 lac quintal and the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana ( PAU ) and Agriculture Department will ensure adequate and timely supply of wheat seeds to farmers during the Rabi season 2015-16.

PSHRC inept in dealing with plethora of complaints against police

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: “The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) seems to have lost its credibility and more or less become a defunct body due to lack of proper infrastructure and staff to handle hundreds of complaints, majority of them against the Punjab Police.

Ranike gives Clarion call to plant maximum saplings

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike today gave a clarion call to department for maximum contribution in the ongoing sustainable program launched by state with plantation of maximum saplings. He also announced that state will honour officers/officials with outstanding contribution in this program.

Punjab Agri department fails to file police case against fake recruitment advertisements

CHANDIGARH: The 'fake' advertisements appeared in certain newspapers for recruitment in Kisan Call Centers has caught the attention of Punjab Agriculture department which has clarified that no such call centers exist and the department has nothing to do with this business. The department has however failed to report the matter to police which hints at involvement of government officials.

To Support farmers of Kandi Area Vet Varsity inks MOU with Unati Co-op Society, Talwara

LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Unati Co-operative Society to create Self-Help Groups (SHG) and use the machinery for bamboo making products and preparation of fodder blocks for the benefit of Kandi area of Punjab.

Center for excellence for mushroom cultivation to come up at PAU

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to provide the latest technology to the Mushroom growers across the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today approved to establish a Centre of excellence for the mushroom cultivation at Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana. This step was aimed at giving further impetus to the state government’s ambitious program of agriculture diversification.

Punjab CM reviews prospects of Maize and Basmati in state

CHANDIGARH: In a paradigm shift from the cultivation of Paddy to Maize and Basmati under the State government’s ambitious programme of crop diversification, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today held detailed parleys with the experts of Punjab Agriculture University, State Agriculture Department and the Progressive Farmers to chalk out a time bound action programme aimed at assured marketing, supply of high yield seeds and cost effective farm machinery for these alternate crops.

Paddy transplantation begins in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Paddy transplantation started in Punjab today with Punjab government reiterating its resolve to help the farmers and provide them total support to achieve maximum productivity.

Punjab farmers devastated due to unseasonal rains, hope no help

CHANDIGARH:The nonseasonal rains in Punjab have played havoc with the crops and shattered all hopes of farmers. The crops in most part of the state have deferred up to 75 percent loss. Ironically, no help is coming from Government side. 

Food procession training and business incubation center to be opened at Bathinda

CHANDIGARH: With a twin objective of promoting Food Processing Industry in the state on one hand and opening new vistas of employment for youth on the other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod for setting up ‘Food Processing Training and Business Incubation Centre’ at Bathinda.

Tota assures sufficient supply of Urea to Punjab farmers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh today assured the farming community of sufficient urea supply required for wheat crop as the state has already received 10 lac MTs of urea by December 13 as compared to 8.23 lac MT received till date during previous year.

High quality seeds of progressive varieties to be distributed across Punjab

CHANDIGARH: With the onset of Radbi sowing season the Punjab today set in motion the transparent and equitable process distribution of wheat seeds amongst the farmers. Punjab Agriculture Minister S. Tota Singh announced that a quantity of 5.35 lac quintal seeds will be distributed to the farmers in the state through the National Seed Corporation, Punseed, Punjab Agriculture University, IFCO, Kripco, Punjab Agro and other allied agencies as per the requirement of the farmers.

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