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Punjab has 3,500 co-operative societies with just 1,200 tractors with societies.(HT Photo)

Farmers buying 20,000 tractors a year; experts say encourage cooperatives

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Vehicles bought for residue management; social reasons; due to lower tractor availability with co-operative societies and attractive offers being offered on purchase, say experts
An FIR had been lodged against a 25-year-old married man in Ludhiana under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)
An FIR had been lodged against a 25-year-old married man in Ludhiana under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.(Shutterstock)

Man held for bid to rape 10-year-old girl

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 10:50 PM IST
An FIR has been lodged against the Rishi Nagar resident under sections 376, 511 of IPC and sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
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Discontinue sowing oldest paddy variety to check stubble burning: Centre to Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:39 PM IST
PUSA-44 is a 130-day crop, which is sown early, before the onset of monsoon leading to more consumption of ground water. It also matures late, leaving a short window for wheat sowing in the rabi season.
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Rain, high-velocity winds:Threat of crop damage looms large, agri dept orders assessment survey

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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.
A labourer spraying pesticides on newly cultivated potato crop amid cold in Kala Lallian Kalan village, Jalandhar, on Thursday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
A labourer spraying pesticides on newly cultivated potato crop amid cold in Kala Lallian Kalan village, Jalandhar, on Thursday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Late blight disease affects 10% potato crop; Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur farmers worried

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Mahal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Women are also actively adopting organic farming.(HT PHOTO)
Women are also actively adopting organic farming.(HT PHOTO)

NATIONAL FARMERS’ DAY: Malwa women show the way

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sarbmeet Singh, Muktsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Some of them are pursuing farming on their own while others are supporting their fathers or husbands
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Lack of market, low yield dissuades Sangrur farmers from going organic

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar Singh, Sangrur
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:40 PM IST
As per district agriculture department, around 15 farmers of Sangrur have adopted organic farming over 50 acres land in the district with different crops such as wheat, paddy, sugarcane and vegetables. The sowing season of wheat has begun in the state
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Woman among 2 terrorists nabbed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HTC and agencies, Chandigarh/ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:19 PM IST
They were planning targeted killings of Hindu leaders, police officials said
Cyclist Harsimranjit Singh with coach Satwinder Singh (right) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Cyclist Harsimranjit Singh with coach Satwinder Singh (right) in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

All India Inter-university Cycling Championship: Ludhiana’s Harsimranjit Singh wins bronze

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Harsimranjit participated in 1km individual time trial event and secured the third position
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Two PAU students expelled, another rusticated for 2 yrs

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:31 PM IST
NCC authorities took strong note of the incident and wrote a letter to the PAU authorities demanding action against the trio.

Akal Takh jathedar urges Pak PM to give pilgrims free access to corridor

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 12:09 AM IST
He said that Pakistan and India should avoid politics over the issue as the matter of Kartapur corridor was associated with Sikh sentiments.
Besides registration of a criminal case for stubble burning, the national green tribunal (NGT) has also taken a stringent view of the matter.(HT File Photo)
Besides registration of a criminal case for stubble burning, the national green tribunal (NGT) has also taken a stringent view of the matter.(HT File Photo)

Stubble burning continues to rage in Punjab, 258 cases in two weeks

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 06:26 AM IST
Experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) said many farmers were setting their fields on fire to prepare the field for sowing potato.
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Produce competition to be held on day 1

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:41 PM IST
Farmers are required to submit their entries by 11.30am at the produce competition stall, near the Kairon Kisan Ghar, PAU.
A heap of garbage under the flyover near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
A heap of garbage under the flyover near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

Flyover wall collapse: Spaces beneath bridges stay prone to rats as garbage not removed

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The report of inquiry into the retaining wall collapse in May last year clearly stated garbage dumps below bridges should be removed to protect them from damage by rats
At 89 Former VC of Punjab Agricultural University Khem Singh Gill passes away.
At 89 Former VC of Punjab Agricultural University Khem Singh Gill passes away.

Former VC of Punjab Agricultural University Khem Singh Gill passes away

Ludhiana | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 06:21 PM IST
He was 89. He breathed his last at the Hero DMC Heart Centre here and is survived by two sons including former Sikh hard-liner Ranjit Singh Kukki and a daughter.
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Four Leisure Valleys to be set up in Ludhiana: Ashu

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Says work on two valleys near DAV School in BRS Nagar and Lodhi
Researchers at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), have initiated a project wherein they have revived seven such wells and are using them for groundwater recharge.(HT Photo)
Researchers at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), have initiated a project wherein they have revived seven such wells and are using them for groundwater recharge.(HT Photo)

‘1.4 lakh dead wells in state can be used to recharge groundwater’

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 04:07 PM IST
According to the experts, dead wells which once used to be the backbone of irrigation, can be used to help address the problem of depleting groundwater level in Punjab.

‘Kindle desire to learn, reason and give priority to research’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 05:06 PM IST
WORDS OF WISDOM Encourage students to think beyond and question, says geneticist and academician Jai Rup Singh, else we run the risk of creating a nation of educated illiterates and white-collared terrorists.
NDRF personnel carry drinking water for villagers affected by severe floods, at Jamaliwala Village, in Firozpur, Punjab, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.(Pardeep Pandit / HT Photo)
NDRF personnel carry drinking water for villagers affected by severe floods, at Jamaliwala Village, in Firozpur, Punjab, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.(Pardeep Pandit / HT Photo)

Crops over 4,000 hectares damaged in Punjab: Agriculture dept

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Rupnagar, the first district downstream of the Bhakra dam the floodgates of which were opened due to heavy inflow of water in the reservoir due to heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh, is the worst-hit in Punjab.
Farmer spraying pesticides in the paddy crops.(HT FILE Photo)
Farmer spraying pesticides in the paddy crops.(HT FILE Photo)

Pesticides overkill in Punjab killing farm-friendly insects

Amritsar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Hundreds of other farmers in Punjab bore the brunt of the pest attack. Earlier in 2015, the whitefly attack on cotton fields destroyed over 70 per cent of the standing cotton crop.The increasing frequency of pest attacks on the state’s farmlands, forced the state government to deliberate over the issue.
According to reports, farm mechanisation in the state has reached its ‘saturation point’ and therefore ‘no more viable, both economically and environmentally’.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT photo)
According to reports, farm mechanisation in the state has reached its ‘saturation point’ and therefore ‘no more viable, both economically and environmentally’.(Bharat Bhushan/ HT photo)

Why stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab has intensified in last 10 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 08:12 AM IST
Burning of crop residue has intensified over the past decade because of multiple reasons
Despite the state government and the Punjab Agricultural University’s drive against stubble burning, farmer unions are making announcements at different villages to continue stubble burning as the government has failed to address the issue.(HT File)
Despite the state government and the Punjab Agricultural University’s drive against stubble burning, farmer unions are making announcements at different villages to continue stubble burning as the government has failed to address the issue.(HT File)

Will continue to burn paddy stubble: Farmers to Punjab govt

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Avtar Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Farmers have said that officials ‘may face dire consequences’ if they visit the agricultural fields.
Ranjit Kaur at her stall of tuma pashu masala during the Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Ranjit Kaur at her stall of tuma pashu masala during the Pashu Palan Mela at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

Woman entrepreneurs’ creations making a mark at Ludhiana melas

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 03:21 PM IST
With her tuma pashu masala (spices) for animals suffering from flatulence, the entrepreneur’s stall drew in crowds of livestock farmers.
State land in the name of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, and department of sports, Punjab, was transferred to the central ministry.(HT File Photo)
State land in the name of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, and department of sports, Punjab, was transferred to the central ministry.(HT File Photo)

Punjab cabinet clears land transfer for Bathinda AIIMS project

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:22 PM IST
The requirement of entire land for the establishment of AIIMS at Bathinda now stands completely fulfilled.
The agriculture directorate has asked the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to snap connections of tubewells owned by the defiant farmers.Farmers have launched protests and are demanding 12-hour power supply for tubewells.(HT File)
The agriculture directorate has asked the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to snap connections of tubewells owned by the defiant farmers.Farmers have launched protests and are demanding 12-hour power supply for tubewells.(HT File)

Paddy sowing row: Why are farmers and govt on collision course?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:11 AM IST
As farmers in some pockets (Muktsar, Rampura Phul, Talwandi Sabo, Sunam and Bathinda) have defied the orders by transplanting paddy before the announced date, the government has ordered uprooting.
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