Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicPunjab farmers

Topic: Punjab farmers

Why Punjab farmers who bet big on moong this summer reaped a harvest of discontent

MSP for moong became ceiling price as private traders were unwilling to offer more, claim growers. Another factor was low procurement of produce at MSP by Punjab government.

Agriculture needs market reforms, but with farmers at the centre, says Punjab farm panel new chief

Sukhpal Singh says repealed farm laws 'catered to corporations', plans to focus on boosting farmer income, crop diversification, favours export of surplus to neighbouring countries.

With MSP procurement for first time, ‘tricky’ moong spells good gains in Punjab mandis

Moong procurement on MSP of Rs 7,275/quintal has started in Punjab, with govt expecting yield of 4.75 lakh quintals. Farmers are optimistic, but crop is tricky to grow and harvest.

‘Good money’ but a ‘big risk’: Why Punjab farmers are taking a gamble on moong this season

Moong cultivation in Punjab has nearly doubled from last season, mostly due to early wheat harvest. CM Mann’s promise to procure yield at MSP is a boost, but 'a bit late' for some farmers.

Inertia or economics? Why Punjab’s farmers can’t move beyond rice and wheat

Diversification is critical for Punjab and Haryana farmers who face the challenge of depleting water tables. We need another agricultural revolution.

Looking to save costs, Punjab’s AAP govt deliberates on excluding big farmers from power subsidy

Having promised 300 units of free electricity to every household, the Bhagwant Mann government is learnt to be looking at ways to free up some funds.

Between Centre’s push for prepaid power meters & farmer fears, Punjab’s AAP govt in tight spot

Union govt asks Punjab for roadmap to replace old meters within 3 months, or lose power reform funds. AAP govt is facing big debt burden, promised 300 units of free power in polls.

Why self-congratulatory balle-balle culture, not Pakistani drones, is biggest threat to Punjab

Punjab faces many mortal threats, almost all of which are internal. Without a hard look within, future generations have to be resigned to living with this constant slide.

Lesson from year-long protest: No govt, not even Modi-led BJP, can afford to annoy farmers

From the siege of Red Fort to ‘toolkits’, pizza langar to foot massage – the farmers’ year-long protest was like no other in India.

‘Punjabis don’t forget easily’ — farmers in Punjab cheer repeal but no props for Modi

Two major reasons why farmers’ anger hasn’t subsided are Lakhimpur Kheri incident and alleged deaths of more than 700 farmers during year-long protests against Modi govt's laws.

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Bigg Boss is like TV news debates—‘captain’ starts fight, others join in with vile behaviour

Bigg Boss Season 16 has its daily share of in-house fights and screaming matches. And bonding between 'sexual harasser' Sajid Khan and Tajik singer Abdu Rozik.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.