Farmers are in a dilemma whether to go for cotton damaged by whiteflies last year or prefer other crop.

The unseasonal light to moderate rain, along with strong winds and hail, damaged wheat crop in Hisar and neighbouring districts.

After facing the heat following controversial remarks by Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar about the reported suicides by distressed farmers, the government has sought a detailed report about such in

A farmer of Beer Baabran village in this district committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Ramdhan Seed Farm of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (HAU) here today.

About an hour's drive from the industrial city of Hisar, a village with rich fertile land spread across hundreds of acres is awaiting a rebirth. Ask anyone in Gorakhpur about their future, most will reply with a hint of what is predestined: "parmanu yug (nuclear age) has come."

Yet there are doubters with concerns as serious as the future of the crops and the water the village drinks when the 4X700 MW nuclear plant comes up. The plant has already got the conditional environmental go-ahead from the Centre.

Water pollution being caused by some steel industrial units in the town is playing havoc with the health of people here.

Waterlogging major problem in six villages of Charkhi Dadri

The spectre of crop failure is looming large over around 3,000 acres of farmland at six villages of the Charkhi Dadri block in Bhiwani district. Farmers are facing a flood-like situation in the absence of proper rainwater drainage even though Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had announced a package of Rs 100 crore to control waterlogging in the area two years ago.