Participation or takeover?
Private companies now dictate terms in Maharashtra’s agriculture sector. Punjab follows suit
Will intensify protest: Farmer leaders reject Union govt draft seeking to break deadlock
Farmer unions call for major countrywide protest December 14; blocking of Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Yamuna Expressway by December 12
Book excerpt: How the ‘Pagri Sambhal Jatta’ Movement resonates with the 2020 anti-Farm Bills agitation
The century-old movement by Bhagat Singh’s uncle was against unjust British efforts to exploit Punjab’s farmers, notes author …
COVID-19 lockdown: Surge in domestic violence cases in Punjab
A 50% spurt in cases of domestic violence has been observed in Punjab since lockdown
विकल्प की उपेक्षा
किसान बासमती से मुनाफा पाने की स्थिति में तो है लेकिन इसके अनिश्चित दाम इसकी पैदावार में सबसे बड़ी बाधा है। सरकारी खरीद सुनिश्चित ...
वायु प्रदूषण : न भागने की जगह है, न छिपने का ठौर
दिल्ली में 50 हजार औद्योगिक ईकाइयां और सैकड़ों निजी डीजल बसों ने अपना कारोबार फैला लिया लेकिन कार्रवाई कुछ न हुई। वायु प्रदूषण के ...
Will Punjab and Haryana HC’s recommendations reduce farmers’ burden?
The court’s suggestions, like making MSP a legal right and increasing it to thrice the cost of production, are practical but need effort in …
What exactly are cattle fed?
In Punjab, too much limestone powder and urea: adulteration hardly a bother for feed-makers
Punjab crop loss spurs debate on pesticide use
Fall of a premier institute
Amid funds siphoning allegations, future of National Institute of Pharma Education seems bleak
Shortage of labourers, gunny bags: Punjab in a spot over wheat procurement
The process started April 10, but ran into several hassles on the first 2 days. It has been slow across the state; has not even started at some …
पंजाब में गेहूं बेचने वाले किसानों को कैसे होगा भुगतान, नहीं हुआ तय
मार्च में एफसीआई ने पंजाब सरकार से एमएसपी के सीधे और ऑनलाइन भुगतान के लिए किसानों के भूमि रिकॉर्ड मांगे थे, पर राज्य सरकार ...
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 2, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Vaccine units need booster shots
Health ministry orders them to resume production but offers no action plan
'We are unable to produce quality seeds'
India is facing a shortage of pulses. Untimely rains have caused their prices to rise by up to 64 per cent in 2014-15. Experts say we need to …
Punjab's paddy dilemma
In 2009, Punjab became the first state in the country to enact a law banning the sowing of rice before a stipulated date. The aim was to arrest …
COVID-19 vaccine update: People above 45 eligible for jabs from April 1
Ministry of Home Affairs releases updated guidelines for COVID-19 control
Stubble burning forces Delhi to breathe ‘poor’ air
Air quality in Capital touches 280 and three areas respire ‘very poor’ quality air, according to CPCB and SAFAR data
Stubble burning bill: Rs 2 lakh crore/year in air pollution
Over five years, economic loss due to burning of crop residue and firecrackers is estimated to be $190 billion, or nearly 1.7 per cent of India&…
16 people lose eyesight after cataract surgery at a camp in Punjab
Preliminary findings to be submitted by Friday evening
Shift grain bowl status from North to other regions of India
Balwinder Singh Sidhu, agriculture commissioner and chief conservator of soils in Punjab, is known for giving his opinion in a frank and …
The recommended grain policy may help tackle the problem of plenty, but food insecurity will remain
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Ranbaxy, Dutch pharma put paid to groundwater
Indus dolphin in Punjab