Friday, October 23, 2020

punjab agriculture

CIPT & Cooperation department TIE up for Cooperatives in Punjab as hubs for faster,equitable and sustainable agriculture growth

CHANDIGARH:The Centers for International Projects Trust established by the Columbia Water Center, Columbia University and the Cooperation Department today entered into a letter of Understanding (LoU). Both the parties will work in close collaboration for transforming Cooperatives in Punjab as hubs for Faster, Equitable and Sustainable Agriculture growth in future.

WhatsApp helpline for agricultural information released

KAPURTHALA: Apart from providing information to the farmers through the Kisan Call Center, the Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department has now launched the WhatsApp Helpline No. 62831-91730.

Aruna Chaudhary exhorts panchayats to intensify campaign for achieving zero paddy residue burning target

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today urged the panchayats of the state to come forward to execute their moral responsibility of protecting people from the menace of crop residue burning by sensitizing the farmers as this trend will further exacerbate the COVID-19 situations.

Combine harvesting machines operating wothout super straw management to be impounded

CHANDIGARH: In order to effectively curb the menace of stubble burning during ensuing paddy harvesting season, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Pollution Control Board in consultation with Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the State has ordered that combine harvester machines functioning without Super Straw Management System (SMS) will be impounded.

Punjabi farmer saves the country from "ship to mouth" situation, will fight at every platform - Rana Gurjit singh

KAPURTHALA:MLA Rana Gurjit singh from kapurthala today said that the congress party under the leadership of chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will fight from " Sarak to sansad" ( Road to Parliament) to save the farming community from the three anti farmer ordinance passed by the Union Government.

New farm laws part of SAD-Backed central Govt's 'Kisan Maaru, Punjab Maaru' conspiracy, says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the farm legislations being forced on to the nation by the central government as part of the `Destroy Farmers, Destroy Punjab’ (Kisan maaru, Punjab maaru) conspiracy of the BJP-led NDA, of which the Akalis continue shamelessly to be a part at the cost of their own state and its people.

No question of withdrawl of free power to farmers till 'I am the CM', says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday made it clear that there was no question of withdrawing free power to farmers in the state, and the same will continue as long as he is leading the government.

SAD-BJP, Cong hell bent on ruining farmers under guise of farm reforms: Harpal Cheema*

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior Leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh on Friday, terming the three ordinances passed by the Modi government at the Centre, in the name of farm reforms,, as a ill-advised step aimed at destroying the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops and the existing world class marketing structure in Punjab. He added both SAD-BJP and Congress governments were partners in the deadly game, detrimental to all sections of society, especially the farmers, farm laborers and ‘arhtiyas’ and others.

Punjab Police bust paddy seed scam, owner of Ludhiana firm arrested

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Sunday busted the alleged paddy seed scam with the arrest of the owner of a private firm, found selling spurious seeds to farmers at exorbitant rates, under the guise of some newly developed varieties of seeds which have still not been certified by the Central Seed notified Committee for commercial marketing.

Encouraging response to crop diversification by Punjab farmers

CHANDIGARH: The Crop Diversification Programme initiated by the Punjab Agriculture Department has received a massive response from farmers with the state nearly accomplishing its goal to bring an area of 12.5 lakh acres under cotton cultivation, which was 9.7 lakh acres last year. Diversification of the cropping pattern away from paddy helps to save the precious natural resources of the state i.e. water, helps improve soil fertility, avoid winter stubble burning and thus preserve and improve the environment in a very substantial way.

Delinking Commission of Arthiyas from MSP will create hindrances in smooth procurement process: Ashu

CHANDIGARH: Condemning the Union Government’s arbitrary decision to delink the commission of Arthiyas from Minimum Support Price (MSP), Punjab Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that this unfair practice will create hindrances in ongoing smooth procurement process in entire country.

Modi govt in process of bequeathing Punjab agriculture sector to corporate houses: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab unit President and Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann has accused the Modi government at the Center of destabilization the agriculture sector in Punjab, bequeathing it to certain corporate houses, like the Ambanis and Andanis, taking both Captain and the Badals affront for their alleged role in the botch-up.

Punjab CM writes to PM for Paddy MSP at Rs.2900 per quintal

Joint operation launched on CM's orders wipes locust from Fazilka district

CHANDIGARH:Ajoint operation, launched on the orders, of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has completely wiped out locust from the affected villages, along the Indo-Pak border, in district Fazilka.

Joint opetration launched on CMs orders wipes out locust from Fazilka district

CHANDIGARH: A joint operation, launched on the orders, of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has completely wiped out locust from the affected villages, along the Indo-Pak border, in district Fazilka.

Guru Nanak Dev University signs three MoUs to strengthen trans-disciplinary Research culture

AMRITSAR::Guru Nanak Dev University, a Category one university today made history by signing three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) together with Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University and Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, in a ceremony that took place in the office of Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. The series of collaborations were facilitated by the University industry linkage cell and Department of Food Sciences of the university, as part of UGC-STRIDE program for improving the Trans disciplinary research to strengthen research culture in higher educational institutes.

Capt Amarinder Led Govt offers special Agri training for Jk farmers CM"s SR advisor shergill assures kashmir of full punjab support

CHANDIGARH:The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Friday offered special training camps for farmers and officers of the border state of Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate technical exchange in the field of agriculture.

Punjab holds special trainijng camps for J and K farmers

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Friday offered special training camps for farmers and officers of the border state of Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate technical exchange in the field of agriculture.

SGPC endoeses govt's efforts against stubble burning

CHANDIGARH: Boosting up the efforts of Punjab Government and environmentalists to safeguard the environment, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has also gave a clarion call to the state farmers to abstain from burning crop residue in open fields.

Capt Amarinder expresses confidence of Congress victory in bypolls

LUDHIANA: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed the confidence that the Congress Party would easily win all the four by-polls, slated to be held on October 21.

400 Farmers from Punjab To Participate in National Conference On Crop Residue Management

CHANDIGARH: As many as 400 innovative and progressive farmers from Punjab will participate in National Conference of Farmers on Crop residue Management to be held in New Delhi tomorrow.

Punjab CM dedicates Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna to people of state on birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: In a tribute to late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families.


CHANDIGARH : Acting on the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Agriculture department has so far delivered 7337 subsidized agro-machines/farm equipment to farmers for the effective scientific management of paddy residue.

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.