JALANDHAR: With a large number of farmers are showing a keen interest in getting the soil of their fields tested, the soil health cards are benefiting the farmers extensively in the district by minimizing their cultivation cost thereby immensely enhancing their profit.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked the Congress government not to punish Malwa farmers for its own failures by imposing draconian cuts on lifting of irrigation water through pump sets from the Sirhind canal.
The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Friday released another Rs. 391 crore towards various pending payments, including cane arrears and power subsidy for farmers, along with social security pensions and development schemes.
In a bid to impart vocational training to the dairy farmers belonging to Scheduled Caste community for enhancing their expertise, the dairy department has decided to hold 500 training and extension camps in the villages of the state under Tandarust Punjab Mission so that maximum farmers can take benefits by participating in the such camps.
CHANDIGARH: As part of the Chief Minister’s ambitious campaign to control stubble burning, the Punjab Agriculture department has embarked upon a massive programme to provide subsidy worth Rs.395 crore, in the current fiscal, for the purchase of 28,641 agro-machines/farm equipment to farmers for the management of paddy residue.
Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana in collaboration with National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad is organizing a National training program on “Breakthrough Technologies for Productivity Enhancement in Livestock Sector” from 21.07.2018 to 28.07.2018 for Veterinary Officers/ Field functionaries.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Jatinder Jorwal today urged the farmers to give further boost to crop diversification in the district by availing the subsidies being offered by the state government on modern agricultural equipments.
CHANDIGARH: After criticism by the opposition parties Punjab Government today denied that it was planning to sell the land of indebted farmers to recover trhe dues. There are about 12000 loan defaulter faremrs in six district who faces government action.
“With reference to the news item appearing in a section of the media today titled "Punjab agri bank to sell land of 12k defaulter farmers in 6 dists", it is clarified that there is no such move or intention on the part of the bank to sell the land of the farmers to recover its dues as quoted in the news item.”
New Delhi: It is yet to be seen how much the Modi government's ambitious crop insurance scheme has benefitted farmers, but one section that has definitely hit the jackpot is the insurance industry, which collectively earned around 85 per cent profit, excluding expenditure on administrative purposes and reinsurance, during the 2017-18 kharif season, government data shows.