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From every district, the agriculture department will select 100 progressive farmers as role models for local farmers. They will also be given a platform to present their views, said the Uttar Pradesh government. (HT File photo)

UP ropes in ‘progressive’ farmers from state to help raise farm incomes

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:06 PM IST
These farmers will share their success stories and techniques with others at farmers’ fairs and seminars to be held at the local level.
A grain mandi in Amritsar.(PTI/For representation only)
A grain mandi in Amritsar.(PTI/For representation only)

Probe into sharp rise in paddy arrivals in Punjab mandis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:58 PM IST
State authorities alerted after procurement almost equals volumes recorded in the entire season
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to introduce Bill to counter Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday as special assembly session begins

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:19 PM IST
House adjourned for the day even as opposition AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal demand copies of Bills to be tabled in the session
A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

15 more succumb to virus in Ludhiana district

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:55 PM IST
The district now has 1,883 active cases, while 9,894 people have recovered so far.
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Solar-powered water pumps offer ray of hope for Spiti’s farmers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Diesel-run generators used for irrigation not only burnt a hole in their pockets but were also an environmental concern
The Odisha government has no money to pay Rs 402 crore in cash assistance to least 16 lakh families this year.(representative image/HT PHOTO)
The Odisha government has no money to pay Rs 402 crore in cash assistance to least 16 lakh families this year.(representative image/HT PHOTO)

Hit by cash crunch, Odisha defers cash assistance to farmers to next year

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 05:59 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has sent Odisha’s revenue collection into a tail spin with earnings down by 23 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year compared to the corresponding period of the last fiscal.
Farm workers sowing paddy in a field near Mudhal village in Amritsar, Punjab. Demand for water peaks during this season in the state.(HT Photo)
Farm workers sowing paddy in a field near Mudhal village in Amritsar, Punjab. Demand for water peaks during this season in the state.(HT Photo)

No funds for water conservation as demand peaks in paddy sowing season

By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 06:04 PM IST
No district has been able to implement water conservation measures as part of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana , Rural Infrastructure Development Funds and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Saturday issued a high alert in south and southwest districts of the city because of a potential locust attack threat after a small portion of a locust swarm moving towards Palwal in Haryana entered the Asola Bhatti area.(File photo)
Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Saturday issued a high alert in south and southwest districts of the city because of a potential locust attack threat after a small portion of a locust swarm moving towards Palwal in Haryana entered the Asola Bhatti area.(File photo)

High alert sounded in south, southwest Delhi for potential locust attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi & Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:59 AM IST
The city-state’s agriculture department issued advisories to all district magistrates, sub-divisional magistrates, the forest department and municipal corporations to prepare for locust swarms.
A swarm of locusts is seen at Ghurpur village on the outskirts of Allahabad on June 26, 2020. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)(AFP)
A swarm of locusts is seen at Ghurpur village on the outskirts of Allahabad on June 26, 2020. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)(AFP)

After swarms of locusts descend on Gurugram, Delhi on high alert

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2020 04:00 PM IST
According to experts, broadly four species of locusts are found in India -- desert locust, migratory locust, Bombay locust and tree locust. The desert locust is considered the most destructive.
Four bills of Rs 6,720 for 96kg seeds each and one bill of Rs 8,120 for 116kg seeds, issued by PAU’s Ladhowal Seed Farm, were seized from the private seed store during a raid on May 4.(HT File Photo)
Four bills of Rs 6,720 for 96kg seeds each and one bill of Rs 8,120 for 116kg seeds, issued by PAU’s Ladhowal Seed Farm, were seized from the private seed store during a raid on May 4.(HT File Photo)

PAU seed sale protocol under scanner after scam

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:21 AM IST
Nearly 5 quintals of new variety paddy seeds were sold to a seed store near PAU against a cash payment of Rs 35,000, even though the seeds were under trial
Locust swarms have so far been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Locust swarms have so far been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Bihar cancels leaves of agriculture dept employees to combat locust threat

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The Bihar government is bracing itself for a locust invasion after reports of the pests damaging crops in the bordering district of Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi’s forest department is considering covering the saplings in its nurseries with polythene to protect them against the desert locust attack.(PTI)
Delhi’s forest department is considering covering the saplings in its nurseries with polythene to protect them against the desert locust attack.(PTI)

Delhi government organises awareness camp on desert locust attack

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Officials said the agriculture unit of the Development Department organised a training-cum-demonstration camp in Daryapur village in North Delhi in coordination with the officers of Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
Huge swarms of locusts sitting on the trees in the village in Jaipur(ANI)
Huge swarms of locusts sitting on the trees in the village in Jaipur(ANI)

About 90,000 hectares hit by locust in 20 Rajasthan districts

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Swarms of locust have moved from Sri Ganganagar, Nagaur, Jaipur, Dausa, Karauli and Swai Madhopur towards other areas in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh after the authorities conducted operations to tackle them.
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)
The circular was issued in order to prevent a probable attack in Delhi by a swarm of locusts, which are reportedly present in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.(AFP)

Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides to control probable locust attack

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Gopal Rai said in view of the increasing threat of locusts in north India, the Agriculture Department of the Delhi government will run awareness programmes to make the people and farmers of Delhi aware of this new threat.
Officials said the locusts swarm that flew over Jaipur city came from Nagaur.(HT Photo)
Officials said the locusts swarm that flew over Jaipur city came from Nagaur.(HT Photo)

Locusts swarm in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, move towards Dausa

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Desert Locust Information Service bulletin says that locusts can fly up to 150km in a day and a one-square-kilometre swarm can eat as much food as 35,000 people, in terms of weight, in a single day
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal emphasised that everyone should popularise local products in order to revive the country’s economy.(ANI)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal emphasised that everyone should popularise local products in order to revive the country’s economy.(ANI)

Assam exported agri-products worth Rs 357 crore during lockdown, says CM

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Sarbananda Sonowal had visited the Maloibari area in Kamrup Metro district on Tuesday where he interacted with farmers and took stock of agricultural activities. Agriculture minister Atul Bora also accompanied him.
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21-day lockdown will not affect harvesting, procurement say agri experts

Hindustan Times/ Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Hisar/rohtak
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Harvesting early varieties of wheat will start in the first week of April and reaping will begin in the second week of April
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Coronavirus alarm: Hotels, resorts bear deserted look in Doaba

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Many people, including NRIs, and companies have cancelled their functions and events
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75% of applications seeking compensation for farm suicides rejected in Bathinda, Mansa

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Of 530 applications in the two districts, 392 were rejected, with 138 being approved for compensation.
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Extortion from pesticide dealers: 3 years and counting, no challan in sight as home dept seeks more info

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Kumar, Bathinda
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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Locust threat: Situation under control in Sirsa:CCSHAU

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Bhaskar Mukherjee, Hisar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Sirsa deputy commissioner Ramesh Chander met with the officials concerned and directed them to report the presence of the locust swarms to the administration and scientists
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Liberal procurement regime restricts arhtiyas’ role

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:09 PM IST
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Farmers panic as locusts spotted in Fazilka villages

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Experts attribute control of pest attack on wheat to fall in temperature

Hindustan Times, Mansa | By Ravinder Rai, Mansa
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 11:29 PM IST
An agriculture department official said the government sanitised the data and found 25.90 lakh beneficiaries eligible for getting the second instalment of Rs 5000.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
An agriculture department official said the government sanitised the data and found 25.90 lakh beneficiaries eligible for getting the second instalment of Rs 5000.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Months after rolling out farmers’ assistance scheme, Odisha halves beneficiary list

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 09:05 AM IST
The Krushak Assistant for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) was created by the Odisha government in January this year to help such farmers ride out farm distress.
Once the harvesting is over, a list of villages will be prepared on the basis of the data of the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Once the harvesting is over, a list of villages will be prepared on the basis of the data of the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

Govt mulls over cash prizes for panchayats with no stubble burning

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:24 PM IST
The state agriculture department’s proposal is in the pipeline and it is also yet to decide the amount of cash prize which will depend on the number of villages with no incident of burning of straw.
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Stubble burning: 14 farmers booked in Tarn Taran, Moga

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:34 PM IST
Gurjant Singh of Kokri Kalan village was booked for using a paddy straw reaper and setting the residue on fire. Plant protection officer Jaswinder Singh Brar said Gurjant had availed subsidies amounting to 1.5 lakh from the agriculture department to purchase machinery for stubble management
56 sites of stubble burning have been detected in the district so far(HT PHOTO)
56 sites of stubble burning have been detected in the district so far(HT PHOTO)

Now, red entries in revenue records for stubble burning in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 01:03 AM IST
So far, seven challans have been issued in the district by PPCB for stubble burning
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STUBBLE BURNING Erring farmers in Moga to lose benefit of subsidies

Hindustan Times, Moga | By HT Correspondent, Moga
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Members of BKU burning stubble at the Fatepur Bakshiwala village on Bhadson Road in Patiala(HT Photo)
Members of BKU burning stubble at the Fatepur Bakshiwala village on Bhadson Road in Patiala(HT Photo)
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