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Direct seeded rice, Rice cultivation, Agriculture, Punjabwatercrisis

Why Punjab farmers are angry with the state government

The Punjab farmers are irked with the government for blowing a chance to save water and in turn, help them save money.

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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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Groundwater depletion, Haryana, Rice cultivation, Agriculture

Why Haryana doesn't want its farmers to grow rice

In order to save its fast depleting water table, Haryana is disincentivising the cultivation of paddy.