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Punjab farmers got 30% higher crop price than their Bihar counterparts due to MSP, says new study

By Chetan Chauhan {Edited by Narender S Thakur}, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Findings of University of Pennsylvania’s institute reveal that deregulation of markets helped traders more than cultivators; also, private players did not help in creating agriculture infrastructure
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Several farmers from Punjab, who braved water cannons and tear gas before breaking through barricades put up by Haryana Police on the state’s border, reached Panipat late on Thursday night.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Several farmers from Punjab, who braved water cannons and tear gas before breaking through barricades put up by Haryana Police on the state’s border, reached Panipat late on Thursday night.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Haryana, Punjab farmers jointly resume Dilli Chalo march from Panipat

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Police put up barricades at Samalkha, Sonepat to stop the march of protesters to the national capital
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Haryana Police using water cannons against farmers from Punjab trying to gain access into Ambala district from Patiala at Shambu barrier on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Haryana Police using water cannons against farmers from Punjab trying to gain access into Ambala district from Patiala at Shambu barrier on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Haryana Police use tear gas, water cannons but fail to stop Punjab farmers from entering state

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Shambu (Patiala)
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Farmers break through multi-layer barricades at Shambu barrier on Punjab-Haryana border and head for Delhi
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After Haryana Police blocked their entry at Khanauri border in Sangrur district on Wednesday, Punjab’s farmers have decided to undertake the Delhi Chalo march through other routes besides trying to enter through the highway again on Thursday.(Avtar Singh/HT)
After Haryana Police blocked their entry at Khanauri border in Sangrur district on Wednesday, Punjab’s farmers have decided to undertake the Delhi Chalo march through other routes besides trying to enter through the highway again on Thursday.(Avtar Singh/HT)

Punjab farmers modify plan, to march to Delhi via alternative routes besides Haryana highways

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:28 PM IST
While BKU Ekta-Ugrahan and Sidhupur factions are camping on the border at Khanauri and Moonak in Sangrur, Kirti Kisan Union, BKU Rajewal and Kadian are heading for entry points from neighbouring Patiala district.
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Farmers raising slogans on rail tracks with hands tied in chains as part of their rail blockade agitation against the new farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers raising slogans on rail tracks with hands tied in chains as part of their rail blockade agitation against the new farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Thaw in sight as Punjab farmers meet to decide on strategy for talks with Centre on farm laws

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Agriculture ministry sent a second invite to farmers of Punjab for talks on October 14; two major farmer bodies, namely Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) and BKU (Dakounda), have accepted the invite, while Majha-based Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh has decided to skip the meeting
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a farmers’ rally at Bhawanigarh near Sangrur on the second day of the party’s Kheti Bachao Yatra on Monday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a farmers’ rally at Bhawanigarh near Sangrur on the second day of the party’s Kheti Bachao Yatra on Monday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Modi weakening govt procurement system to benefit businessmen friends, Rahul Gandhi tells Punjab farmers

By Vishal Rambani and Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:30 AM IST
ON DAY 2 Addressing rally in Sangrur district, says Congress will join the fight of the farmers till the illogical, black laws are scrapped
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Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

As Punjab farmers extend rail roko till Sept 29, railways to decide on trains this evening

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Buoyed by response in state’s Majha and Malwa belts, rail blockade rolled out in Doaba with farmers protesting on tracks near Jalandhar, Tanda and Mukerian junctions
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Farmers in Punjab are protesting the passage of the three agriculture bills in Parliament and have called for the three-day rail blockade starting on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Farmers in Punjab are protesting the passage of the three agriculture bills in Parliament and have called for the three-day rail blockade starting on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

28 trains cancelled as Punjab farmers begin three-day rail roko agitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Farmers are protesting against the Centre’s three agriculture bills; divisional railway manager says only 14 pairs of special passenger trains were to be operated, as routine passenger train service remains suspended due to Covid-19
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After Covid-19, yellow rust attack adds to Punjab farmers’ woes

By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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PM praises Punjab farmers for crusade against stubble burning in Mann Ki Baat

By Vishal Rambani & Mohit Singla | Hindustan Times, Nabha (patiala)
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Modi hailed a Tarn Taran farmer, who had put a condition that he will marry his son in family that doesn’t indulge in stubble burning.
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For Punjab, the average Air Quality Index (AQI) during October was 100, with Delhi recording it at 400.(AFP)
For Punjab, the average Air Quality Index (AQI) during October was 100, with Delhi recording it at 400.(AFP)

Can’t blame Punjab farmers for Delhi’s pollution, says state agriculture secretary

By Vishal Rambani | Hindustan Times, Patiala, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 10:01 AM IST
Punjab’s claim is based on the fact that the lower number of stubble burning cases has led to improved air quality for the state, while for Delhi the air quality continues to be severe.
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The impact of the protest at vegetable markets was visible as prices surged in absence of adequate supply.(HT File)
The impact of the protest at vegetable markets was visible as prices surged in absence of adequate supply.(HT File)

Punjab farmers continue protest on Day 4, tension in some areas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 03:58 PM IST
Local traders clashed with protesting farmers in Gidderbaha town in south-west Punjab on Monday as the latter tried to stop the traders from selling agricultural produce
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Karamjeet Singh, from Sukhan Wala village in Faridkot, said, “I sow paddy in 24 acre and need 1,600 litre during the paddy season. From Rs 90,000 I spent on diesel last year, my cost this year will be at least Rs 1.15 lakh.(HT File/Representative image)
Karamjeet Singh, from Sukhan Wala village in Faridkot, said, “I sow paddy in 24 acre and need 1,600 litre during the paddy season. From Rs 90,000 I spent on diesel last year, my cost this year will be at least Rs 1.15 lakh.(HT File/Representative image)

Punjab farmers face Rs 1,000 per acre rise in paddy input cost as diesel rates up

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Faridkot
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 01:51 PM IST
From Rs 57 a litre in May 2017, the fuel, essential to level land and prepare it for paddy using a tractor, now costs nearly Rs 70 a litre in the state, a hike of 23%. Each acre of paddy cultivation requires 70-100 litre as input, so the increase in per acre input cost will be Rs 1,000.
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