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The farmers’ families said crop damage and the pressure of replaying debt pushed them to suicide.
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 08:57 AM IST
An enlarged meeting of the politburo of the Workers Party took place amid a pandemic that is putting additional pressure on the North Korean economy, battered by recent border closures and flood damage.
Published on Aug 26, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Seoul |Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
Locust swarms from Pakistan entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh threatening standing crops. Rajasthan is the worst affected state.
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 06:42 AM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Warning by a Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) expert of a yellow rust threat to the rabi crop yield as added to the worries of Punjab farmers grappling with labour shortage due to the coronavirus outbreak. Experts, however, have said the disease is not likely to progress further and advised people against pesticide use.
Updated on Mar 23, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | , LudhianaMohit Khanna
In a letter to the CM, Jakhar said the officials, instead of limiting the activity to holding meetings in their offices, should be in the field and ensure availability of logistics to tackle the threat perception.
Published on Mar 17, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent
Agriculture experts believe that if rainfall and high-velocity winds continue in the coming days, the quality of grain will be affected, making it vulnerable to shriveling, blackening and discolouration besides resulting in a reduction in the overall yield.
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patiala | Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
The metrological department recorded the minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday
Published on Mar 07, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | HT Correspondent, Amritsar
Wildlife officials said the tusker had sneaked into the Delang area of Puri on Saturday night and caused crop damage. Soon after it went on a rampage in the area.
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar |Debabrata Mohanty
According to the data, production of major horticulture crops touched a record 310.74 million tonnes during 2018-19, but the output of the three key vegetables – onion, potato and tomato – was lower than the previous high in 2017-18.
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 06:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
After Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief Simarjeet Singh Bains accused Jagroan sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Baldev Singh Dhillion and deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, Ludhiana range, Ranbir Singh Khatra of favouring Congress candidate from Dakha constituency Capt Sandeep Sandhu, Punjab chief electoral officer S Karuna Raju on Monday sought a report from the Ludhiana deputy commissioner.
Published on Oct 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | , Chandigarh/ludhianaHT Correspondents
It was man’s determination versus nature’s fury on display as over 100 residents of the nearby villages with irrigation department staff tried their best to stop the rising water from eroding the banks.
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gari Fazil (Ludhiana) |Mohit Khanna
The government is experimenting with big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to quicken assessment of crop damage, a lengthy and often disputed mechanism, people familiar with the matter said.
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Zia Haq
The Congress on Friday demanded compensations of Rs50,000 per hectare and Rs1 lakh per hectare to farmers against crop damage on irrigated land and horticulture crop respectively in the state.
Published on May 11, 2019 03:12 AM IST
Mumbai |HT Correspondent
Cost of harvesting with combines to go up by at least 20% in places where the crop has been flattened
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 09:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Gurpreet Singh Nibber
The Maharashtra government on Thursday added 250 revenue circles across 7,500 villages to its list of areas hit by drought
Published on Nov 02, 2018 01:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Faisal Malik, Mumbai
Drought severe in 112 tehsils; 151 of 358 tehsils hit, says state
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 09:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Faisal Malik, Mumbai
Chances of the emergence of the El Nino weather pattern have increased to 65% during the fall (September to November) and 70% during the winter 2018-19 (December to February), a US government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 11:05 PM IST
The actual assessment of crop damage will start after another spell of rain which is forecast in the next 48 hours, ends.
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 07:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
The funds were released for welfare schemes like pension payments, compensation to farmers against crop damage, retirement benefits and medical reimbursement.
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 06:53 PM IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent