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Paddy transplantation in six districts to start from June 11

Punjab to stagger paddy transplantation to save groundwater. Six districts to start on June 11, rest on June 20. Short-duration varieties recommended.

The government has already notified and assured an 8-hour uninterrupted power supply to the tubewells. (HT file)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Kangra: Agriculture department estimates 5-7% dip in wheat output in areas hit by dry spell

Wheat cultivation spanned across 91,000 hectares in the district, with an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 hectares being the severely affected by the dry spell, where production may see a slight decline

Kangra deputy director (agriculture) Rahul Katoch, said, “Because of the recent wet spells, the wheat crop is in recovery stage (HT File)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Dharamshala

Tamil Nadu unveils scheme for chemical-free practices

Tamil Nadu has allocated ₹42,281.8 crore for agriculture department, including animal husbandry and fisheries

The state government said, <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14.55 crore has been disbursed to 9,988 farmers of Thoothukudi for the crop loss (HT)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:52 AM IST

How direct seeding method is growing on Haryana farmers

In 2023 Kharif farmers grew paddy using DSR technique in 1.78 lakh acre; a peasant opting for DSR scheme gets ₹4,000 per acre incentive and subsidy for buying a DSR machine

Not only does a farmer opting for the DSR scheme get <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,000 per acre incentive, but also there is a subsidy for buying a DSR machine. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Missing subsidised machines: 900 Punjab agri dept staff go on indefinite strike

At least 900 staff members of the department, including officials of the rank of development officers and sub-inspectors, were served notices last week after 11,000 subsidised machines of total 92,000 given to farmers between years 2018 and 2022 could not be tracked on the premises of the beneficiary farmers

The association also held a meeting with agriculture minister Gurmeet Singh Khuddian on Wednesday. (File)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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