Tag Archives: Agriculture

Modi chose not to respond to Sikh demands

Jagraon, Punjab: The NDA’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, while addressing a mammoth rally here today, did not speak on the 1984 genocide victims, greater devolution of central funds and special package for the border state. These demands were raised by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the rally. The two, holding the Congress directly ...

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Farmers in both India and Pakistan’s Punjab suffering

Amritsar, Punjab: Mohammad Sarwar, the Governor of Punjab province of Pakistan, has said that post-Partition, both India and Pakistan had ignored their farmers, a majority of whom were living in eastern and western Punjab. Sarwar’s statement contradicts the Punjab Government’s claims (at the agriculture summit in Mohali) that it had transformed the lives of farmers. The visiting Governor was here today ...

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United Sikhs’ team in Philippines to help typhoon victims

Sacramento, USA: USA-based association United Sikhs has sent a relief team to the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The team is led by Rishiwant Singh and Kiran Singh. The first batch of goods and supplies has filled the United Sikhs’ stock room in Khalsa Diwan Sikh Gurdwara, Manila. The Department of Agriculture has reported a shortage of certified rice ...

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Small farmers try their luck at leased land

Faridkot, Punjab: Farmers with small landholdings are trying their best to improve their fortunes by taking agriculture land on annual lease, mostly from big farmers, but the profit is mostly negligible. “Most farmers who take land on lease have almost sold their own land as they were unable to meet rising input costs,” said Charanjeet Singh, a farmer from Kothe ...

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Punjab can rescue nation from food crisis

Chandigarh, Punjab: Punjab alone can rescue the entire nation from food crisis emerging out of the negative state of monsoon. This was stated by Harish Chander, President, Food Corporation of India Officers Association of Punjab (FCIOA) and Regional Manager, FCI, here today. He said the FCI was confident that the Central government was working on the National Food Security Act ...

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