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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.