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A farmer harvesting wheat in a Mohali village amid the nationwide lockdown on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Costly labour, curbs on movement rock the boat for Mohali farmers in harvest season

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Labour is charging up to 6000 an acre; combines allowed only in the day from April 15
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Happy Lohri 2020: Lohri significance, history and folklore.
Happy Lohri 2020: Lohri significance, history and folklore.

Happy Lohri 2020: Lohri significance, history and folklore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Happy Lohri 2020: The harvest festival is celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm by people, who get along with their family and friends on this festive occasion.
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A villager, Padmabati Mahanta, drying the harvested paddy outside her home in Patakhali village.(HT photo)
A villager, Padmabati Mahanta, drying the harvested paddy outside her home in Patakhali village.(HT photo)

In ore-rich Odisha district, politician distributes paddy seeds to buy voters loyalty

By Debabrata Mohanty | Keonjhar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 10:17 PM IST
With the agricultural cooperative societies in the region becoming defunct due to government neglect, Mahakud seems to have stepped in as some sort of farming Robinhood distributing high-yielding seeds to the farmers and earning their trust.
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Capt Amarinder met Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday to press for compensation to farmers in lieu of stubble burning.(ANI)
Capt Amarinder met Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday to press for compensation to farmers in lieu of stubble burning.(ANI)

At meeting with PM Modi, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder flags stubble burning that chokes Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab has contributed to the sharp decline in air quality level in Delhi and neighbouring states.
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The NASA image released by environment minister of Delhi Imran Hussian(Twitter/AAP)
The NASA image released by environment minister of Delhi Imran Hussian(Twitter/AAP)

NASA images of stubble burning released by AAP minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Burning of paddy straw in Punjab and Haryana from mid-October to November, the harvest season, is a major contributor to air pollution in the capital.
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In this harvest season, 336 cases of farm waste burning have been reported. Amritsar tops the list with 122 cases.(HT File)
In this harvest season, 336 cases of farm waste burning have been reported. Amritsar tops the list with 122 cases.(HT File)

Red mark on land records of farmers repeatedly burning stubble in Punjab

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 09:21 AM IST
State government employees who own agriculture land would also get a red mark in their Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs), in case stubble is burnt in the land that they own.
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Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan was chairing a meeting to review the preparedness of NCR states for preventing a spike in pollution during winter.(File Photo)
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan was chairing a meeting to review the preparedness of NCR states for preventing a spike in pollution during winter.(File Photo)

NCR states given 10 days to check stubble burning

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 06:27 AM IST
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday asked Delhi’s neighbouring states to ensure that farm equipment being distributed to tackle stubble burning should be made available to farmers in the next 10 days in order to prevent stubble burning this paddy harvest season.
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A farmer using the Happy Seeder to manage stubble in his paddy field in Patiala district.(HT File)
A farmer using the Happy Seeder to manage stubble in his paddy field in Patiala district.(HT File)

Machines to manage 40% of paddy stubble in Punjab

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:34 AM IST
The Centre approved a Rs 1,151-crore scheme in March to promote stubble management though cutting and spreading it on the field or incorporating it into the soil as opposed to burning.
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A traditional Bihu dance is performed by men and women and there are bihugeets or songs sung as well.(HT file photo)
A traditional Bihu dance is performed by men and women and there are bihugeets or songs sung as well.(HT file photo)

Bihu 2018: Date, significance and rituals of the Assamese harvest festival

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:53 AM IST
April 15 marks Bohag Bihu, the Assamese new year and harvest festival. Here’s what you should know about its cultural significance.
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In commemoration of the Saptami Jatra , which is the seventh day of the Chaitra (harvest season) festival, devotees sacrifice animals, most of them young, in the name of Goddess Ekvira.(AFP)
In commemoration of the Saptami Jatra , which is the seventh day of the Chaitra (harvest season) festival, devotees sacrifice animals, most of them young, in the name of Goddess Ekvira.(AFP)

Call to ban animal cruelty in temple near Karla caves

By Ananya Barua | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 05:07 PM IST
Founder president of Sarva Jeev mangal Pratishthan, Kalyan Gangwal, has written a letter to chief minister requesting authorities concerned to put an end to the practice, which has been taking place in front of the Buddhist caves, a tourist site.
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Although shown in every ghost movie since the beginning of time, full moons on Halloween are very rare. In fact, the next full moon shall not take place till 2020.(Shutterstock)
Although shown in every ghost movie since the beginning of time, full moons on Halloween are very rare. In fact, the next full moon shall not take place till 2020.(Shutterstock)

Halloween 2017: Hungry ghosts, poisoned candy, we scare you with these 10 facts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 09:59 AM IST
How often do full moons actually happen on Halloween? Can ghosts devour you? We present 10 amazing Halloween facts for all of you.
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