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Two farmers found dead in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar, suicide suspected

The farmers’ families said crop damage and the pressure of replaying debt pushed them to suicide.
Two farmers committed suicide in MP’s Sagar district(Representative image)
Two farmers committed suicide in MP’s Sagar district(Representative image)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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Kim Jong Un calls for prevention efforts against coronavirus, looming typhoon: Reports

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.
Kim had this month lifted a three-week lockdown in the city of Kaesong after a suspected case of the coronavirus there.(AP)
Kim had this month lifted a three-week lockdown in the city of Kaesong after a suspected case of the coronavirus there.(AP)
Published on Aug 26, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Pakistan skips crucial meet with India to tackle locust menace

Locust swarms from Pakistan entered Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh threatening standing crops. Rajasthan is the worst affected state.
A swarm of locusts fly over a residential colony at Kareli, in Prayagraj on June 11, 2020.(Aurangzeb/HT File Photo)
A swarm of locusts fly over a residential colony at Kareli, in Prayagraj on June 11, 2020.(Aurangzeb/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 06:42 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

After Covid-19, yellow rust attack adds to Punjab farmers’ woes

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.
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Updated on Mar 23, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Jakhar urges CM to intensify drive to tackle coronavirus

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.
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Published on Mar 17, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Rain, high-velocity winds:Threat of crop damage looms large, agri dept orders assessment survey

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.
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Updated on Mar 14, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By, Patiala

Rain, wind flatten wheat crop in Amritsar

The metrological department recorded the minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday
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Published on Mar 07, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By, Amritsar

Four killed, 5 hurt in elephant attack in Odisha’s Puri

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.
Puri’s divisional forest officer Sushant Ray said the elephant tossed 60-year-old Jugal Kishore Bhatt of Gopinathpur panchayat while he was working in his field on Sunday morning. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Puri’s divisional forest officer Sushant Ray said the elephant tossed 60-year-old Jugal Kishore Bhatt of Gopinathpur panchayat while he was working in his field on Sunday morning. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Prices of three key vegetables unlikely to go down for now

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.
A women shops for vegetables at a market in Prayagraj, India.(AP)
A women shops for vegetables at a market in Prayagraj, India.(AP)
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 06:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Dakha bypoll: Bains accuses SDM, DIG of helping Cong nominee, CEO seeks report

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.
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Published on Oct 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondents, Chandigarh/ludhiana

Sutlej breach leaves residents of 20 villages in Mattewara on the edge

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.
Residents of Ghari Fazil along with employees of irrigation department plugging the breach on the banks of Sutlej river in Mattewara area in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Residents of Ghari Fazil along with employees of irrigation department plugging the breach on the banks of Sutlej river in Mattewara area in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 12:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gari Fazil (Ludhiana) | ByMohit Khanna

Government mulls algorithm boost to farm insurance payouts

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.
The Union agriculture ministry is looking at algorithms to fix delays in paying farmers their claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, a major issue hobbling the flagship crop insurance scheme(Arvind Yadav / HT File)
The Union agriculture ministry is looking at algorithms to fix delays in paying farmers their claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, a major issue hobbling the flagship crop insurance scheme(Arvind Yadav / HT File)
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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Congress ups the ante on drought compensation

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.
After the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hit out at the state government over its handling of drought in the state, the Congress has decided to become aggressive on the issue.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
After the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hit out at the state government over its handling of drought in the state, the Congress has decided to become aggressive on the issue.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2019 03:12 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Rain puts dampener on Punjab agriculture department’s all-time high wheat yield estimate

Cost of harvesting with combines to go up by at least 20% in places where the crop has been flattened
The rainfall occurred at a time when the crop in the majority of areas is in harvesting stage.(HT Photo)
The rainfall occurred at a time when the crop in the majority of areas is in harvesting stage.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 09:24 AM IST
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Drought: More areas across 7,500 Maharashtra villages added to list

The Maharashtra government on Thursday added 250 revenue circles across 7,500 villages to its list of areas hit by drought
The Maharashtra government on Thursday added 250 revenue circles across 7,500 villages to its list of areas hit by drought(HT)
The Maharashtra government on Thursday added 250 revenue circles across 7,500 villages to its list of areas hit by drought(HT)
Published on Nov 02, 2018 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Nearly half of Maharashtra faces drought, 26 districts affected

Drought severe in 112 tehsils; 151 of 358 tehsils hit, says state
The government said 112 tehsils in the state are ‘severely’ hit(HT)
The government said 112 tehsils in the state are ‘severely’ hit(HT)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

United States weather forecaster sees 65% chance of El Nino from September

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.
The last El Niño, a pattern that brings a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific every few years, was linked to crop damage, fires and flash floods before it went away in 2016.(AFP/File Photo)
The last El Niño, a pattern that brings a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific every few years, was linked to crop damage, fires and flash floods before it went away in 2016.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 11:05 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByReuters

Unseasonal rain and hailstorm damage crops in 1.35 lakh acres in Telangana

The actual assessment of crop damage will start after another spell of rain which is forecast in the next 48 hours, ends.
Farmers survey damaged paddy crop in Suryapet district of Telangana.(HT PHOTO)
Farmers survey damaged paddy crop in Suryapet district of Telangana.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 07:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By

Punjab govt releases Rs 690 crore for welfare schemes

The funds were released for welfare schemes like pension payments, compensation to farmers against crop damage, retirement benefits and medical reimbursement.
Punjab chief minister captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Punjab chief minister captain Amarinder Singh(HT File)
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 06:53 PM IST
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