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NEED TO ESTABLISH A PERMANENT MECHANISM TO TACKLE CROP DAMAGE & DEMANDS SPECIAL GIRDWARI

Sangrur, Punjab: Mr Vijay Inder Singla today demanded that State Government should conduct a special girdawari to assess recent damage to crops in the Sangrur Constituency and announce interim relief immediately. Bad weather and hail storms have damaged standing crops which are almost ready for harvesting. He stated that crop damage due to weather vagaries is becoming more frequent and ...

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Sikh Farmers in Georgia

Georgia Sikh Farmers

Samgori, Georgia: Larisa Maisuradze was astonished to see the sudden proliferation of foreigners driving farm machinery near her sleepy village, about 25 kilometres south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Her home is sandwiched between the lone street that runs through the small village of Samgori on one side, and a vast tract of underutilised farmland on the other. “I didn’t ...

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Iran lab finds Chemicals in Indian basmati

Chandigarh, Punjab: Dealing a blow to basmati export and loss to Punjab and Haryana farmers, Iran has stopped import of Indian basmati after a government laboratory detected high contents of arsenic, cadmium and lead in the rice exported to it a few days back. This development has resulted in steep fall in basmati prices in the export and domestic markets. ...

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Sikh farmers protest in Chandigarh turned violent

Chandigarh, Punjab: Over 25,000 farmers from all over Punjab on Tuesday thronged Chandigarh to hold a protest rally here in protest against unbundling of Punjab State Electricity Board. The protest march which remained peaceful during day but around 4 PM turned violent forcing the police to lathi charge the farmers. The protesting farmers set on fire dozens of police vehicles ...

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