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Centre should fulfil promises made to farmers: Harsimrat

The Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) leader also spoke about the growing discrimination and attacks on the minority community in the country.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal (PTI File)
Updated on Jul 22, 2024 07:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

The global food system is owned by an ever smaller number of companies – it’s damaging our health, our communities and the planet

The global food system is owned by an ever smaller number of companies – it’s damaging our health, our communities and the planet

The global food system is owned by an ever smaller number of companies – it’s damaging our health, our communities and the planet
Published on Jul 21, 2024 11:34 AM IST
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Skewed subsidies make paddy most profitable

Massive subsidies for growers of paddy (rice), a water-guzzling cereal that has ecologically ruined Punjab and Haryana, along with state-guaranteed purchases,have made it the most profitable crop in the country, the reason why farmers don’t want to shift to scarce items such as pulses, a new study has said.

A new study shows that subsidies are heavily skewed towards rice. (AFP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Telangana CM kicks off crop loan waiver scheme

Telangana chief minister A Revanth Reddy on Thursday kicked off the first phase of crop loan waiver scheme, depositing ₹1 lakh into the loan accounts of 1.1 million-odd farmers across the state.

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy with senior leader K. Keshava Rao at the launch of farmers’ loan waiver scheme at the Secretariat, in Hyderabad on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Whitefly attack: Next 7 days crucial, warn experts

During an inter-state consultative and monitoring committee meeting in Bathinda, experts expressed concern over the sharp decline in the area under cotton while farmers went against the advisory and cultivated summer moong in the southwest districts of Punjab.

During an inter-state consultative and monitoring committee meeting in Bathinda, experts expressed concern over the sharp decline in the area under cotton while farmers went against the advisory and cultivated summer moong in the southwest districts of Punjab. (HT File)
Published on Jul 18, 2024 10:45 PM IST
By, Bathinda
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