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Pannu thanks farmers for sowing paddy on scheduled time

Punjabi Politics
Thanking the farmers for sowing paddy on the scheduled time, Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu, Director Tandrust Punjab Mission said that according to the scientists, the ground water is depleting fast and is going down annually by two and a half feet. In such a grave scenario the cooperation by the farmers by sowing paddy from June 20 onwards will go a long way in checking the fall in water table. Wishing the farmers all the best, he prayed for a bumper harvest for them.

Demands not met, farmers protest outside DCoffice

Punjab
Our Correspondent Fazilka, June 19 On the second consecutive day, farmers staged a demonstration opposite the office of the Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday to protest against the non-fulfilment of their demands. The farmers, led by Sukhmander Singh, president, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta Ugrahan, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner to be sent to the Punjab Chief Minister. They demanded that the deadline for sowing of paddy should be advanced and the cases registered against farmers for sowing paddy before the deadline should be withdrawn immediately. They demanded ensuring of 16-hour uninterrupted power supply during the peak paddy season. They sought to increase permissible moisture content of paddy from 17 per cent to 24 per cent at the time of procurement. The farmers ...

Use dialogue with farmers to announce in to implementation of Swaminathan committee report, Capt Amarinder urges PM

Punjab
Welcoming the Prime Minister’s proposal to hold a direct dialogue on Wednesday with farmers across the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed the hope it would lead to the announcement of key initiatives for the welfare of the farming community, including waiver of their debts and in toto implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report.

Farmers clash over canal water

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 18 As the paddy sowing season is set to start, the incidents of canal water theft are on the rise in the district. Two groups of farmers, reportedly owing allegiance to the Congress, clashed with each other at Gurursar village in Gidderbaha on Monday. One faction has even alleged that the other group even opened fire in the air. Sources said some farmers had installed a water pipeline to get canal water supply, but it led to some dispute between some of them. “They gathered in the morning at a common place and started arguing. Later, one of them fired in the air,” said the sources. Harmeet Singh, a farmer, said, “Bhupinder Singh fired two shots in the air over the water dispute.” On the other hand, Bhupinder Singh said, “Som...

Farmers on toes to check canal water theft

Punjab
Archit Watts Tribune News Service Muktsar, June 17 Canal water theft has become a major concern for farmers in the Lambi Assembly segment. To stop the theft of water, some farmers have started keeping a vigil overnight. They had even caught some farmers red-handed in the past. Recently, some farmers of Kolianwali, Dabwali Malko Ki and Shamkhera villages laid a naka along the Abul Khurana minor during night hours and found some water pipes that were used to lift canal water illegally. The farmers alleged that Irrigation Department officials first did not release adequate water in the minors and now were unable to check water thefts as well. “We are left to protect our rights ourselves. We have lodged a report with the police as well, but they too have not registered any case so far. As a re

Tail-end farmers seek adequate water supply

Punjab
Abohar, June 17 Hundreds of farmers, who met Irrigation Department Superintending Engineer Harlabh Singh Chahal during his visit here on Saturday to examine the status of canal water availability, expressed dissatisfaction over the prevailing facilities. Speaking to the official, the farmers said the previous government had not released funds to clean water bodies that had wild growth of shrubs. They said breaches developed repeatedly as only ad hoc measures were taken to plug weak points. Chahal said the weak points would be plugged using cement concrete mixture. The department had planned another closure in consultation with PPCC president Sunil Jakhar from June 21 to June 29 from Sarawan headworks to Abohar headworks to take up cleaning of sub-canals in Abohar. — OC The Tribune