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India today magazine, Farm laws, Punjab Farmers, Farmersprotest

Why Punjab is Angry

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie talks about the implications of the farmers’ agitation and its impact on India’s breadbasket state, in the December 21, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS

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Punjab agriculture produce market committee, Sukhbir singh badal, Punjab Farmers, Farmbills

Why Punjab cannot declare itself a ‘principal market yard’ to negate Farm Bills

Declaring the entire state as a principal market yard can isolate Punjab since the Centre is the major buyer of the wheat and paddy produced in Punjab.

VARIETY

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Delhi air quality, Punjab Farmers, Paddy burning, Stubbleburning

Why Punjab needs a thrust for start-ups to deal with stubble burning

Stubble burning will begin in Punjab in just about a week from now. And it won't be too long till Delhi-NCR turns into a gas chamber yet again.

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Cotton farming, Rice cultivation, Kharif season, Punjab Farmers

How farmers in Punjab are sowing seeds of hope

Farmers in three districts of Punjab have sown cotton instead of paddy for the first time in 20 years. This is a big achievement for the state.

VARIETY

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Punjab Farmers, Rice cultivation, Direct seeded rice, Punjabwatercrisis

How Covid-19 is helping water-stressed Punjab change its agricultural practices

With the non-availability of labour, farmers shifted to Direct Seeded Rice (DSR), that saves about 20 per cent of water used for agriculture.

VARIETY

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Mulching, Stubble burning, Climate change, Punjab Farmers

How farmers in Punjab are using the practice of mulching to fight climate change

Increasing soil fertility, avoiding stubble burning.

VARIETY

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Stubble burning, Smog, Punjab Farmers, Farm distress

Delhi air pollution: Why have we stopped debating burning of farm stubble?

It's time we helped our farmers out of this morass.

VARIETY

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Free power subsidy, Punjab Farmers

Free power subsidy to all farmers is costing Punjab dear

The cash-strapped Amarinder Singh government is expected to spend close to Rs 8,000 crore on continuing the scheme.