Small and marginal farmers in this district are going back to the old days of environment-friendly manual harvesting of wheat to reap the benefits: dry fodder for cattle and assorting the best grai

14 sand-laden trucks seized, one accused manages to escape

At least 13 persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal mining from the Sutlej basin in the district during the past 24 hours. The police have seized 14 trucks laden with sand from their possession. One of the accused has absconded.

The Centrally-funded scheme is being run in Moga, Sangrur and Ajitgarh districts

Punjab government has released a fund of Rs 21 crore earmarked for the mid-day meal scheme in the state for the month of October. The Centrally-funded scheme is being run in Moga, Sangrur and Ajitgarh districts of the state with the assistance of NGOs, an official spokesperson said today.

Fake sand weighing slips seized

The police crackdown on the sand mafia operating in Moga and Ferozepur has failed to achieve its goal as the illegal activity continues unabated in these districts. Over the last few weeks, more than 50 criminal cases have been registered against those indulging in illegal sand mining in the area.

Contrary to tall claims by both state and central governments about reining in the suicide trend among farmers and agriculture labourers of Punjab, a survey conducted by state's universities reveal

Moga district was once declared dark zone of state

Heavy rainfall and late sowing of paddy for the past five years has helped reduce the rapid depletion of groundwater in Moga district that was once declared as a dark zone of Punjab by the Central Ground Water Board.

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday stayed e-auction of minor mineral quarries in 19 districts of Punjab.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the e-auction of minor-mineral quarries in 19 districts of Punjab.

The e-auction of 115 minor-mineral — sand or gravel — quarries in 19 of the state’s 22 districts was to be held from July 1 to 3. But, the state had proposed to postpone the auction to July 9.

More than 110 of the 138 water blocks in Punjab have shown a steep fall in the water table, ringing the alarm bells.

For farmers of Droli Bhai and Ghal Kalan villages, which are among the biggest in this constituency, the lack of canal water is the biggest issue.

Worst sufferers are the farmers whose land is situated at the tail-end of canals. Seventy-year-old Sukhdev Singh’s farm house is located 50 m from the Kingwa distributary in Droli Bhai village. His seven-acre farm is situated alongside the water body. But this is not helping him in any way. Sometimes water does not even come up to the level of the outlet leading to his fields.