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Punjab sets ball rolling for 9-lakh tonnes of more sheltered foodgrain godowns
After the Centre asked Punjab government to completely phase out storage of foodgrain on open plinths, particularly wheat, the latter has sanctioned the covered storage godowns with 9-lakh tonnes capacity for the state
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:10 AM IST
Centre pegs India's foodgrain output at record 330MT in 2022-23
Despite a prolonged spell of untimely rain and hail in April 2023, the ministry said the production of winter-sown wheat is pegged at 112.74 million tonnes.
Updated on May 26, 2023 04:33 AM IST
Govt’s wheat purchases below target, but sufficient: Data
The Centre’s purchase of wheat for state-held stocks has touched slightly over 26 million tonnes, but is likely to be below a targeted 34 million tonne.
Updated on May 19, 2023 04:16 AM IST
Himachal estimates ₹20-cr loss to crops due to rain, hailstorm
Rabi and vegetable crops were sown on 4,01,843 hectares and crops on 16,125.85 hectares were found to be destroyed; wheat is the main rabi crop grown on 3,29,084 hectares
Updated on May 09, 2023 01:37 PM IST
Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
Rains slow down wheat lifting in Punjab mandis
A large quantity of freshly harvested crop has already suffered damages due to delayed rainfall, winds and hailstorm that started on March 25 when the wheat was at its maturing stage, leading to a higher quantity of shriveled, broken and discoloured g
Updated on May 02, 2023 11:57 PM IST
Private buyers in Punjab unlikely to cross amount of wheat purchased in 2022
Wheat purchase by the private players this rabi marketing season in Punjab may not cross last year’s number even as traders and processing units have bought 4% of the wheat that arrived in the mandis.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 09:35 PM IST
, BathindaVishal Joshi
128 test Covid positive in tricity
Tricity records 128 new Covid cases with Chandigarh reporting 47, Panchkula 54, and Mohali 27 cases; total active cases in tricity now at 857.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 01:29 AM IST
The sizzling secrets of frying: Sound Bites with Swetha Sivakumar
Most oil isn’t absorbed by food while it is submerged; it’s absorbed later. Bubbles hold the key to how much oil is sucked in. Why? Take a look.
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 02:09 PM IST
Ludhina: Over 6.64 lakh mt wheat procured, Pungrain leads payments
The district administration has procured 6,64,274 metric tons of wheat so far, out of the 6,71,543 metric tons wheat that arrived for sale at various grain markets and purchase centres in Ludhiana
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:18 AM IST
75% of sugar mills finish operations 2 months earlier
Experts said the impact of tightening supplies could show up around October-November, the beginning of a long-drawn festival season when demand peaks
Hooda extends support to sportspersons protesting at Jantar Mantar
“It is a matter of great shame that international players have to come on the road and sit on a dharna. Sportspersons should get justice because their demand is justified. In such a situation, rising above politics, I have myself demanded justice for the players and will go to Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and meet them,” Hooda said.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 11:49 PM IST
HT Correspondent, Rohtak
More than 54 lakh MT wheat procured in Haryana: Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala
In the next two days, ₹9,000 crore will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers after procurement of grains, said Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala who was visiting various areas of Fatehabad district.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 11:46 PM IST
Ludhiana DC directs SDMs, agencies to expedite procurement, lifting of wheat
Over five lakh metric tons of wheat has arrived in grain markets of Ludhiana so far; payment worth ₹818 crores has also been made to the farmers across the district
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 11:16 PM IST
2kg heroin recovered from field at border in Punjab’s Amritsar
The seizure comes a day after 5kg of heroin dropped by a Pakistan drone was recovered from a border village of Daoke in Amritsar.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 01:20 AM IST
Rain drenches wheat, mustard in Haryana mandis
Wheat and mustard lying in the open in the mandis of various district of Haryana, including Rohtak, Bhiwani, Hisar, Charkhi Dadri and Jhajjar, got drenched after the rain on Saturday and Sunday. A glut-like situation in almost all mandis; Hooda says government should compensate farmers under Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 11:07 PM IST
, RohtakSunil Rahar
Haryana set to miss its wheat procurement target this year
As per information, government agencies in Haryana had earlier predicted to procure 85 lakh MT of wheat but later after consultation with states, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) estimated that Haryana’s wheat procurement target for this season is set to be 75 lakh MT.
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 10:54 PM IST
Congress leader siphons off 14-quintal wheat, booked
Accused has been identified as Balwinder Singh of Bhawanigarh; his wife Sukhjeet Kaur is the president of the Bhawanigarh Municipal Council
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 01:09 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Sangrur
Rain damaged only 10-15% crop in Haryana, says CM Khattar
The CM said damage to wheat crop was between 10-20% and not as high as was earlier anticipated.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 03:31 AM IST
Bhupinder Hooda slams Haryana govt for delays in grain procurement
In a statement, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said about 38 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has arrived in the mandis but only 10 lakh metric tonnes have been lifted so far. “Due to delay in lifting, payment to farmers is also getting delayed. Due to rains and mismanagement, the farmers are suffering huge losses,” he said.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 02:32 AM IST
Tardy lifting: Grain markets brimming in Malwa region
Heavy arrival, delayed transportation contracts, long wait for trains to shift wheat to other states lead to chaos
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:47 AM IST
, BathindaVishal Joshi
10-15% crop loss estimated due to rain: Haryana CM
Since mid-March, a series of storms tore through ripening wheat in states such as Uttar Pradesh, the largest grower, Madhya Pradesh, the second-biggest grower, Punjab and Haryana, apart from Rajasthan
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:15 AM IST
Chiseling of soil for better yield: PAU V-C
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) vice-chancellor Satbir Singh Gosal urged the farmers in the state to turn to ‘chiseling’ as continuous puddling of the soil for rice cultivation has led to the formation of a hard pan in the upper soil layer
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:11 AM IST
Khattar seeks report of pending development projects in Ambala Lok Sabha segment
The chief minister reviewed the progress of development projects in areas under the Ambala Lok Sabha seat during a meeting attended by public representatives, eminent citizens of the constituency and administrative secretaries of various departments
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:47 AM IST
Panipat DC orders action against 3 for dereliction of duty
Panipat deputy commissioner Virender Dahiya has ordered to chargesheet two mandi secretaries and suspension of a Class IV employee for dereliction of duty. As per the information the action was taken following the visits of the deputy commissioner to various mandis.
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 01:01 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Karnal
Tardy wheat lifting leads to glut in Haryana mandis
The problem is especially grave in the major wheat-producing districts, including Karnal, Kurukshetra and Kaithal, where out of the total 10.15 lakh MT procured, at least 80% is still lying in the mandis. Currently, around five lakh MT wheat is arriving in the mandis on a daily basis.
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 11:33 PM IST
3.17 lakh tonne of wheat arrives in Punjab mandis
A total of 3.17 lakh tonnes of grain arrived in mandis across Punjab on Thursday, taking the total arrivals to 6.47 lakh tonnes so far
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:56 AM IST
Ludhiana temperature soars to 39°; PAU advises citizens to stay hydrated
According to officials at the PAU, the temperature in the district will soar further by 3-5°in the coming five days, taking the maximum temperature to cross 40° Celsius
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 11:21 PM IST
Haryana farmers, arhtiyas to protest value cut on grains
In a video message, BKU Haryana president Gurnam Singh Charuni has said that there is no clarity in the statement of the CM. He said the government should clarify whether it will bear the value cut for the entire season or a specific period or until the Centre takes a decision in this regard.
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:48 AM IST
Levy of fuel surcharge a blow to power consumers: Hooda
Leader of Opposition and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday also attacked the Haryana government, stating that it did not penalise or take stringent legal action against APL despite the company refusing to provide electricity. Instead, the government purchased expensive power at the rate of ₹10-11 per unit, he said.
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 09:04 PM IST
In Bihar, wheat procurement to start on April 20; 10 lakh MT is the target
Co-operative department secretary Bandana Preyashi said the government’s objective behind procurement in Bihar was to ensure that farmer did not have to opt for distress selling of produce.
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 01:44 PM IST