After celebrating a record wheat production, Punjab is lagging behind in paddy cultivation.

The present study was carried out on stored rice variety PAU 201 in Punjab that was not permitted for milling and public distribution due to the presence of damaged grains at levels exceeding the regulatory limits of 4.75 per cent. The aim of the study was to determine fungal and aflatoxin contamination in the rice samples to assess hazard from the presence of damaged grains.
Presence of iron in discoloured rice grains was also assessed.

Moga: Paddy worth crores of rupees stored by state procurement agencies is reportedly missing from Punjab’s rice mills, thanks to lack of an effective policy, lacklustre attitude of officials and p

The Green Revolution was India’s first industrial agricultural revolution that replaced the traditional farming system completely. But the adverse consequences of Green Revolution in the form of stagnation in production aggravated the problems of the farmers in the era of post-Green Revolution in 1980s and 1990s. The late 1990s witnessed an emergency of debt-driven suicides and rapid indebtedness that had taken hold of the countryside across the nation.

Faridkot: Wheat stubble on 200 acres at Raja Harinder Singh Seed Farm, owned by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), in Faridkot was set ablaze last evening.

Faridkot: The state government had acquired large chunks of land for some specific projects many years ago.

Still not included under a national programme for prevention of the disease.

Move comes after NHRC intervention

Following directions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Punjab Government has banned the manufacture, import and use of carcinogenic pesticides, which according to reports, caused cancer among the small farmers in the Malwa region that consists of Southern districts — Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Mansa.

NEW DELHI: Less than 72 hours after the Supreme Court threatened to scrap the National Green Tribunal as it was starved of office space and residential accommodation for its chairman and members, t

The fact that ground water in Malwa, a southern area of Punjab, has traces of uranium in its ground water was established even in the past.