Demand for organic basmati rice (OBR), both at home and abroad, coupled with policy reforms in India have given rise to contract farming (CF) production in that nation. OBR production, however, is highly susceptible to weather and pest risks.

In Punjab only 45 lakh tonnes of paddy straw including nearly 25 lakh tonnes of Basmati rice crop, which is used to make fodder, is being managed currently and remaining 152 Lakh tonnes paddy straw

This is a compilation of Success Stories of Integrated Pest Management with detailed insights into the strategies developed by ICAR–National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM) for different crops suited to varied agro-climatic locations

Farmers and members of some voluntary organisations today staged a dharna in front of the mini-secretariat in Faridkot against the menace of stray animals.

Several farmers’ unions in Punjab will again take to agitation from Wednesday, in the second phase of the stir whose earlier version had caused a huge economic loss to the state and crippled train

The “rail roko” agitation by Punjab farmers demanding higher compensation for their cotton and basmati crops paralysed train services in the state for the second day today as the unions leading the

It’s much more, say farmer leaders | Water still stuck in low-lying areas

Low prices of basmati rice have hit the economy in this border belt.

Were known for prosperity only 10 days back

New breed will be free from pesticide residue & giving 150% more per-hectare yield

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