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Shrimp comes to rescue of farmers in saline areas 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 20 Over 600 acres of inland salt-affected wastelands in Punjab have been converted into aqua farms in the past four years. Farmers in salt-affected areas have adopted shrimp farming. Experts say farmers can earn a net profit of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 per acre per year and Rs 3 lakh to 4 lakh per acre per crop of 100-120 days, respectively. Recently, 19 farmers adopted shrimp farming in 37.5 acres of salt-affected lands with financial help from the state government. These farmers produced 121.85 tonnes of shrimp having a market value of Rs 4 crore, according to Dr Meera D Ansal, Head, Department of Aquaculture, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The university is working intensively since 2010 to develop aquaculture in zero-earning salt-affected lands of south-west districts (Ferozepur, Fazilka, Muktsar, Bathinda, Faridkot and Mansa) of Punjab. The university has standardised/demonstrated technologies for freshwater carp culture in ...
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Irrigation Dept, JMC in tussle over Ranbir canal 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, April 20 The Irrigation and Flood Control Department and the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) are at loggerheads over the dumping of solid waste by residential colonies and traders along the Ranbir canal, converting it into a huge dump. The dumping of solid waste goes on unabated in the water body, the lifeline for thousands of farmers in the Jammu region. On Thursday, the authorities released water into the canal ahead of Baisakhi, exposing the failure of desilting carried out by them. Huge quantities of polythene and other waste material could be seen floating on the water, which irrigates thousands of kanals of land across the plains of Jammu, including basmati rice growing in the areas along the International Border. Even the relevant provisions of the MC laws are not being followed properly and the water body is slowly turning into a huge dump. Blame mainly lies on the people who are dumping waste directly into the water. However, the civic bodies have failed to take ...
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Farmers rue poor facilities at grain market 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 18 The district administration may be claiming that it has made all requisite arrangements for farmers’ convenience at the local grain market, but those who are staying there to safeguard their yield have a different story to tell. With the weather becoming harsh and dry and sometimes unpredictable, the primary concern of the farmers is to save their produce from stray animals. Farmers said the problem of stray animals eating the wheat lying in the open was so grave that they would be left with no option but to guard the grain at night since there was no boundary wall around the market. “Every season, we keep a vigil at night. This also safeguards wheat from thieves looking to pilfer the grain at night. There are almost eight roads leading to the grain market which are open to all and this raises our concerns regarding theft and stray cattle,” said Data Ram of Katar Singh Wala village. No proper arrangement for potable water and lack of toilet facility at the grain ...
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Discourage farmers from stubble burning: PPCB to Agri Dept 21.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, April 18 After it faced strong opposition from a farmers’ union post-paddy harvesting season last year, the Punjab Pollution Control Board is relying on the Agriculture Department to sensitise farmers to discourage wheat stubbles burning this time. Harping on the use of Happy Seeder Machines, a unique technique which is used for sowing wheat without any burning of paddy residue, the Agriculture Department is organising camps in the rural area to showcase the successful use of this machine and the resultant high yield of wheat in the farms where the machine was used. Speaking at one such awareness camp at Pindi Blochan village of Faridkot, Dr Jagdish Grover, Associate Director at Krishi Vigyan Kendra sought to make the farmers aware about new machine. “We are organizing camps at the fields where the farmers sowed the wheat crop using Happy Seeder, without burning the paddy residue. The average yield of these farms is on high side, said Dr Grover. Happy Seeder is the new ...
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Farmers told to use wheat straw as mulching material 21.4.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Malout, April 19

The Horticulture Department has appealed to farmers to use wheat stubble as mulching material in orchards and vegetable fields to save environment.

Narinderjit Singh, Assistant Director, Horticulture, Muktsar, said that some progressive farmers were already following it, instead of burning the straw that has been banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

He further said that by using this technique, farmers would not only become able to manage wheat straw efficiently, but it would add nutritional value of the soil.

“Fruit and vegetable growers should lay a layer of wheat straw beneath plants. It reduces water evaporation from soil and saves irrigation water. Further, it is helpful in weed control,” said Narinderjit Singh.

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‘Nationalised banks not giving crop loans’ 20.4.2018 Hindu: Madurai
Collector says he will take it up with bankers at the review meeting
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Directives for maintaining proper supply of cash in all districts 20.4.2018 Central Chronicle
CS Singh at Parakh Video Conference Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Directives have been given during the... more »
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Chandigarh: Hopes of getting more water from May 1 dashed 20.4.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Thakur announces Rs 2.5 lakh aid for Rohru fire victims 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, April 19 A sum of Rs 2.50 lakh will be provided to each family for the construction of houses and adequate funds be released for the road to Kashaini village, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who visited the village in Rohru to meet the affected families whose houses were gutted on Tuesday night. The victims would be provided timber. He directed the Irrigation and Public Health Department to take effective steps for the augmentation of drinking water supply to the village. He said the district administration had provided an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 each to the victims, besides making a provision for community kitchen. The state government would provide financial assistance for the marriage of a girl of the victim family whose marriage was scheduled in next few days. Thakur said the government would identify suitable place for the construction of houses at Kashaini, however, if fire affected families were willing to reconstruct their houses at the same place, then it ...
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Dry spell accentuates migration from Prakasam 20.4.2018 Hindu: Home
About one lakh people shifted to cities in search of livelihood
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India stares at acute shortage of safe water, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The indiscriminate use of rivers and other surface-water bodies in many areas for disposal of sewage and industrial waste has rendered groundwater non-potable
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13 new agricultural heritage landscapes designated by FAO 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
The new sites are in China, Japan, Egypt, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Sri Lanka
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Agricultural heritage sites join ancient wisdom with modern adaptation 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System sites can teach us how our ancestors found ways to craft viable landscapes even in very austere environments for centuries
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Bombay High Court bars MCA from using water from Pavana dam for maintaining Pune ground for IPL matches 19.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: In what can have a direct impact on eight IPL matches, which are slated to be played in Pune,
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Study finds healthier food likely to get more wasted 19.4.2018 Life | The Asian Age
As per a research by the University of Vermont, the exact amount of food waste depends on how healthy the diet is.
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No water for six IPL matches in Pune: Bombay HC 19.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The court said that IPL does not fall under the industrial category, nor does the MCA have any industries.
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Rural areas of Maharashtra open-defecation free, says government 19.4.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Water for Gahunje stadium for IPL: HC asks state not to decide on MCA agreement 19.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Creating a culture of growing their own food 18.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
There are now 48 organic cultivation groups in Prakkadavu
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FAO focuses on heat stress protection measures for agriculture, forestry workers 18.4.2018 Downtoearth
Emphasising that dehydration leads to productivity declines, a report urges workers and employers to drink several litres of water throughout the day
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