Tag Archives: Farmer

Flood fury: Crops under 3-ft sand in Ajnala

Amritsar, Punjab: Though farmers in several parts of the state suffered losses due to rain earlier this month, the worst hit are those having their fields across the Ravi in Ajnala. Their paddy and other crops are buried under three to four feet of sand, which came along the river water and following a breach in a drain in Pakistan. During ...

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Poll strategist Jaitley braces for own toughest battle

Amritsar, Punjab: Arun Jaitley has fought several elections for his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as its ace strategist. But it’s his own toughest battle yet in the Lok Sabha polls that is bringing a change in his political style. Jaitley, 61, has shown since the start of his battle that he can indeed be down to earth and ...

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With life-size statues, this farmer carves a niche for himself

Bathinda, Punjab: Consistent efforts to make life-size statues using fibre glass sheets helped him in carving out a secure niche for himself in Punjab. Showcasing a pair of bullocks at Prof Mohan Singh Mela at the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Ground, 42-year-old Manjit Singh Gill of Ghalkalan village in Moga district doesn’t remember when he started making life-size statues. Viewing his ...

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Will help Gujarat’s Sikh farmers: Bajwa

Baba Bakala, Amritsar, Punjab:  Pradesh Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa today announced that the Congress would extend legal aid to Punjabi farmers fighting to save their land in the Kutch region of Gujarat. He accusing the ruling SAD of running away from the issue. Addressing a rally here on the occasion of Rakhar Punya, Bajwa said: ” We’ve decided to ...

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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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