Monday, October 25, 2021

punjab farmers

Centre's wheat MSP pathetic, Says Punjab CM,calls it 'Rubbing of salt on wounds of agitating Farmers'

CHANDIGARH:Terming the Union Cabinet’s measly wheat MSP hike as pathetic, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday slammed the Central Government for rubbing salt on the wounds of the beleaguered farmers, who have been out on the roads agitating against the Farm Laws for the past 10 months.

Cong govt caused a loss of Rs 1,000 crore to sugarcane farmers:Bikram Singh Majithia

HOSHIARPUR: Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said the Congress government had caused a loss of Rs 1.000 crore to sugarcane farmers alone by refusing to provide a remunerative State Advised Price (SAP) to them on their sugarcane crop.

Punjab sugarcane farmers call off stir as CM hikes SAP to Rs.360 per quintal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab’s sugarcane farmers on Tuesday withdrew their agitation in response to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s announcement of a Rs 35/quintal hike in the state agreed price (SAP) for cane crushing season 2021-22, taking the SAP in the state to Rs 360 per quintal, which is Rs 2 higher than in neighbouring Haryana.

Talks between protesting farmers, Punjab govt remain inconclusive

CHANDIGARH: The talks between the government and the protesting farmers in Punjab on Sunday remained inconclusive as the former didn't arrive to the demand of hiking the state assured price (SAP) of sugarcane to a minimum of Rs 400 per quintal.

Punjab CM launches Rs.520 Cr debt relief scheme for 2.85 lakh farm labourers, landless farmers

SRI ANANDPUR SAHIB: Asserting his continued support to the farmers agitating against the three Black Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday launched a Rs 520 crore debt relief scheme for 2.85 lakh farm labourers and landless farmers, in a befitting tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s pro-poor vision of the former Prime Minister.

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.

Stop befooling Punjab's protesting farmers, Capt Amarinder tells Sukhbir over latter's poll promises

CHANDIGARH: Slamming his shameless attempts to befool the farmers by announcing poll promises that the current state government had already started executing long ago, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday asked Sukhbir Badal to check his facts before shooting through his mouth.

Hundreds of protesting farmers gather along Punjab-Haryana border

CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of farmers from Punjab started gathering on Wednesday morning on the interstate borders along Haryana that has restricted their movement towards national capital Delhi for their 'Delhi Chalo' protest against the three central farm laws.

Farmers not allowed to cross Hry, threaten to block highways

CHANDIGARH: After a large number of farmers from Punjab, who are heading for indefinite 'siege' of Delhi from November 26 over their demand to revoke the Central farm laws, were not allowed to enter Haryana owing to travel restrictions there, farmers' bodies on Tuesday threatened to block the highways.

More needs to be done: Akali Dal on farm Bills

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Tuesday that the Congress government in Punjab took up the farm Bills after farmers' ultimatum, but a lot more needs to be done to secure the future of Punjab farmers even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to ensure the Centre gave them their due.

PPCC lodges protest with Haryana CM for blocking farmers’ march to Delhi

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has lodged a strong protest with Haryana Chief Minister for blocking passage to a farmers’ rally that was organised by the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) on Sunday, September 20.

Suspension of Sukhpal Khaira and Kanwar Sandhu may trigger revulsion for Kejriwal in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Would suspension of Sukhpal Singh Khaira former LoP and Kanwar Sandhu MLA from Kharar would impact Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) in Punjab? There seems an element of revolsion building up against the party high command. It is for time to decide what course the politics in AAP would take in future but there are several pitfalls in the way of AAP while looking at the past journey of the party.

Punjab farmers pay with life for state apathy

By Inderjit Singh Jaijee
When a highly productive agricultural state like Punjab is beset by a high rural suicide rate it points to a severe agrarian crisis all over the country. The corporate sector flourishes at the cost of farmers. As a consequence, farmers pay with their lives. It’s time to reset our priorities.

SAD-BJP take Punjab farmers for ride on SYL issue, playing political gimmicks

Satinder Bains/Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) and BJP, the ruling alliance partners in Punjab have taken farmers of the state for a ride on the issue of Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal in a bid to counter strong anti-incumbency against them. The both parties are ruling partners in center and BJP is in power in Haryana with which Punjab is on war path on sharing of river waters.

Punjab farmers to hold seize of houses of Akali Dal MPs, MLAs

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The agitationg farmers of Punjab today withdrew from the rail tracks after seven day long blockade and now decided to lay seize of houses of ruling SAD and BJP leaders inlcuding Members of Parliament and MLAs from October 22 to press the Punjab government for their demand of adequate compensation for crop damage.

Punjab farmer's agitation to continue, Badal non-comittal on demands

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The agitation farmers of Punjab have decided to continue their rail blockade agitation after the talks with Chiewf Minister Parkash Singh Badal reached at dead end. Badal has remained non-committal on demands and reminded the farmers achievements of his government during last eight years.

Punjab farmers extend rail block till Oct 12, CM invites them for talks on Monday

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The farmer organisations holding rail block agitation for the last four days to seek compensation for damaged cotton crop have extended their agitation for two days, till Monday (October 12). Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has cllaed the farmer bodies for talks on Monday at 4.30 PM.

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.

Bajwa to sit on fast unto death from November 16 for sugarcane farmers

Punjab News Express
HOSHIARPUR: The Punjab Congress President Mr Partap Singh Bajwa would sit on fast unto death from November 16 in Chandigarh in case the Sugar Mills don’t start the crushing of sugarcane by November 15. He appealed to the farmers organisations to extend support in this common cause. He served ultimatum to the government to accept the demands of the farmers by November 15.

Punjab farmers shocked at meagre hike in Paddy MSP, Badal keeps mum

Opposition slams BJP, SAD for cheating the farmers
CHANDIGARH: The farmers in Punjab are upset over BJP led NDA government's decision to give meagre hike of Rs.50 per per quintal for paddy. While Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) ruling allinace partner of BJP is evading to criticise center government for anti-farmer decision, the Congress party and Bhartiya Kisan Union (Mann) have rejected the hike and demanded implementation of Swaminathan report as per promsie made by Prime Minister Narender Modi.

Farmer who told Rahul Gandhi plight of farmers commits suicide, Bajwa announces Rs. 2 lakh compensation

By Gurpreet Singh Mehak
FATEHGARH SAHIB: A farmer Surjit Singh, a resident of village Dadumajra of district Fatehgarh Sahib who met Congress vice
president Rahul Gandhi during his Sirhind grain market visit in April end today committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

BJP indulges in false propaganda against AAP on farmer's suicide, skips real issue

By Satinder Bains
 The BJP seems to have learned no lessons from its humiliating defeat in Delhi assembly elections due to negative campaining and raising issues of morality which the BJP itself failed to stand by. Now BJP has started similar smearing campaign against Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leaders on the issue of suicide committed by Gajeder Singh a farmer from BJP ruled state of Rajasthan.

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. 

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.

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