This new variety of wheat will be proven effective for obesity and diabetes

This new variety of wheat will be proven effective for obesity and diabetes

For your knowledge, let us tell you that the Plant Breeding Genetics Department of the Punjab Agricultural University has created a new variety of wheat PBW RS1. It will cost less to farmers. This variety prevents the increase in obesity and the amount of insulin of blood sugar. This variety is going to be very beneficial for our body. Wheat is a major crop of the Rabi season. Along with this, it is a very nutritional meal as a food. Majority of people consume it as part of their diet. Majority of people eat chapatis made up of wheat flour. Farmers can also earn good profit by producing wheat crops. Along with this, situated in Ludhiana, the Plant Breeding Genetics Department of the Punjab Agricultural University has created a new variety of wheat, which prevents the increase in obesity and amount of insulin level in blood sugar. For the same reason, this variety will be proven as very beneficial for health. This rabi season, the seeds of this variety will be provided for cultivation. Along with this training will also be provided for the cultivation of these seeds.

How much time does it takes to PBW RS1 variety of wheat to get prepared 

Generally you would have seen that the patients suffering from obesity are advised not to consume wheat. But recently, after doing a research of 8 to 10 years, the agricultural scientists of the Plant Breeding Genetics Department of the Punjab Agricultural University have prepared the PBW RS1 variety, and doctors will also not stop you from consuming that. Because this new variety of wheat is helpful in controlling obesity.

Read  also: this rabi season, farmers can earn good money by cultivating black wheat. 

What are the benefits of PBW RS1 wheat 

This new variety of wheat developed by agricultural scientists has multiple benefits which are beneficial for our health. Regular consumption of this wheat can prevent us from problems like obesity and diabetes. Nutraceutical values in this variety of wheat are adequate. It also contains resistance starch.

This newly developed variety of wheat will be available in market after the month of April, 2024

Seeds of this variety are very good for patients suffering from diabetes. It will digest easily just like fibres. This wheat will be available in the market after April, 2024. However, the crops of these seeds will be less but it will have high prices in the market. 

Get quality potato seeds and the best production through seed plot technology

Get quality potato seeds and the best production through seed plot technology

If you produce vegetables, then to get quality potato seeds and good yield, adopt these best techniques which will give more profit in less time. In India, potato is considered an important crop among vegetables, because potato is mostly used in vegetables. If we talk about its cultivation, then potato is produced in 110.47 thousand hectares in the state of Punjab and its yield is 3050.04 thousand tonnes. The productivity of potatoes in Punjab is much higher than in other states of India. The seed potatoes produced here are sent to many states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, etc.

Kapurthala and Jalandhar districts contribute 50 percent to the area under potatoes in the state of Punjab. Seed health is very important to obtain quality seeds and high production from any crop. Because seed is a significant investment, accounting for 50% of the total cost of production. Continuous use of the same seed without replacement significantly reduces seed quality. Standard seed potatoes can be successfully produced in the plains by seed plot technology. The main objective of this method is to get a healthy crop of potatoes in Punjab at a time when the amount of oil is minimal or viral diseases cannot spread.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kapurthala: About the method of preparing potato seeds through seed plot technique.

-For the production of seed potatoes, select an area that is free from disease-causing organisms/fungi such as blight and potato blight.

-The seeds used for sowing should be healthy and virus-free and buy these seeds only from a trusted establishment. Sort potatoes from cold store and bury diseased and rotten potatoes deep in the ground.

Also read: There will be profit from potato seed production

-Do not sow potatoes brought from the cold store immediately. 10-15 days before sowing, take out the potatoes from the cold store and dry them in a ventilated place with a blower, etc., or in the shade.

-It is very important to treat potatoes before sowing so that the crop can be protected from diseases like blight and potato blight. To treat seeds, treat potatoes with Sistiva 333 g/litre or Isisto Prime or 250 ml for 10 minutes. Ltd. Dissolve Monseron 250 SC in 100 liters of water and keep it immersed in water for 10 minutes.

-Keep the modified potatoes in thin layers in a shady and open place for 8-10 days to germinate till sowing. Using sprouted potatoes results in better and uniform crop performance. Potatoes of larger seed size are obtained and production is higher. A minimum distance of 25 meters is required for preparing base seeds, whereas a distance of 10 meters is required for certified seeds.

-Sow the crop in the first fortnight of October at a distance of 50X15 cm. For machine sowing, keep this distance at 65X15 or 75X15 cm. For sowing one acre, 12-18 quintals of potatoes weighing 40-50 grams are sufficient. 8-10 acres of crop can be sown from one acre of crop seeds.

-Never spray Metasystox within three weeks of digging potatoes. For weed control, spray Sancor 70 WP 200 grams before weeding and after first watering.

-To keep the seed crop free from weeds and diseases, inspection of the crop is very necessary. The first inspection should be done after 50 days of sowing, the second inspection at 65 days, and the third inspection at 80 days.

Also read: Bihar scientists develop new variety of potato

-The first irrigation should be light soon after sowing. During irrigation, take care that the water does not rise above the pots. In this way, the soil in the pots dries up and becomes hard and affecting the rooting and growth of the potato. Irrigation should be done at an interval of 5-7 days in light soil and at an interval of 8-10 days in heavy soil.

-It is very important to protect the potato crop from late blight disease because this disease spreads widely in a short time. It also causes considerable damage to the crop. To prevent this disease, spray Indofil M 45/Kavach/Antracol 500-700 grams per acre dissolved in 250-350 liters of water on the crop in the first week of November. Repeat this spraying 5 times at an interval of 7 days. Where the incidence of the disease is high, do the third and fourth spraying of Ridomil Gold or Curzet M-8 at the rate of 700 grams per acre at an interval of 10 days.

-Before December 25, when the weight of seed potatoes is less than 50 grams and the number of oil is 20 insects per 100 leaves, then cut the vine.

- After harvesting, leave the potatoes lying on the ground for 15-20 days, so that the potato peel becomes hard. Also, become fully mature. After digging, keep the potatoes in a heap in a shady place for 15-20 days.

-Sort the potatoes and separate them from damaged and cut potatoes. Afterward, grade the potatoes into sterile bags and seal them. Store these potatoes in cold storage till September for use next year. Where the temperature is 2-4º centigrade and humidity is 75-80%.

-Potatoes produced by this method will be free from seed diseases and virus diseases, due to which high-yielding and quality crops can be obtained.

In these areas of Punjab, 80 percent of the total potato produced is used for seeds.

In these areas of Punjab, 80 percent of the total potato produced is used for seeds.

Potatoes grown in Kapurthala and Jalandhar of Punjab are mostly used for seeds. These potato varieties are Kufri Pukhraj and Jyoti. In India, they are mostly purchased in Karnataka, West Bengal and Delhi. India ranks second in potato production in the world. But, if we talk about consumption, a large part of it is used in food in India itself. But, today we are going to tell you about pukhraj and Jyoti varieties of potatoes, which are in demand not only in India but all over the world. We are talking about potatoes growing in Kapurthala-Jalandhar district of Punjab. Actually, the demand for potatoes grown here is high because its seed is considered most important for production and quality.

85 percent of the total potato production here is for seeds.

If we talk about this potato grown in Kapurthala and Jalandhar, then 85 percent of its total yield is used only for seeds. According to a report, farmers in these areas use 85 percent of the total potato production for seeds. The main reason for this is that compared to potatoes, farmers' profits increase several times by selling its seeds. Many farmers of India book these seeds from the farmers here even before the crop is harvested.

Also read: Success for potato farmers in Bihar due to these states

Pukhraj and Jyoti varieties are most cultivated.

For potatoes, Pukhraj and Jyoti varieties are the most commonly sown varieties of Doab region of Punjab. The main reason for this is that these varieties are most seen in the Doab region. The production obtained from its seeds is quite high. This is the reason why these are cultivated the most in these areas.

Know how many hectares it is cultivated in

In Punjab, this potato crop is sown in large quantities in the district. According to government figures, it is sown in about 10,000 hectares in the district. At the same time, if we talk about its production, then approximately 2 lakh metric tons of potatoes are produced in the district every year.

Also read: Pink potatoes are more profitable to cultivatie compared to normal potatoes

The seeds are supplied to these states

This potato grown in Kapurthala is  liked by various states of India. But, if we talk about its highest demand, then this potato is mostly purchased by Karnataka, West Bengal and Delhi. Apart from this, it is also purchased in Uttarakhand and some quantity inside Uttar Pradesh.

Merikheti team covered the fair organised at Punjab Agricultural University

Merikheti team covered the fair organised at Punjab Agricultural University

A grand two-day farmers and animal husbandry fair was organised at Punjab Agricultural University. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann reached here and gave awards to the people who promoted the agriculture sector.

During this, Chief Minister Mann stated that PAU, which is the pride of Punjab agriculture and dear to the hearts of Punjabis, has provided guidance to the farm sector. Farmers attended the exhibition to learn about a variety of innovative technology.

CM Bhagwant Mann stated at the time that when I arrived, I was pleased to observe on the canal route that Punjabi youngsters were clutching sacks of seeds and heading out to farm. He stated that farming practices have altered. Agriculture has progressed thanks to scientific advances. There are now several irrigation techniques in the fields, rather than just one.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann says Punjab is the largest producer of Basmati rice in India.

CM Bhagwant Mann stated during the programme that the Punjab government has pushed farmers to grow Basmati rice. Punjab is India's leading producer of basmati. We learned about the Basmati standards used elsewhere. Pesticides that have been prohibited for Basmati in other countries. Ten of these sprays were prohibited by our government. So Basmati is bought as much as possible.

Meri Kheti's correspondent spoke with the Agriculture Minister

MeriKheti journalist Sonesh Pathak ji informed Punjab Agriculture Minister Shri Gurmeet Singh Khudian about all farmer-friendly initiatives on his website. In addition, he emphasised the usage and relevance of contemporary and cutting-edge technology in agriculture. Punjab is an agricultural state. There are several prospects for agricultural success here.

Cases of stubble burning in Punjab broke the last two years record

Cases of stubble burning in Punjab broke the last two years record

With the increase in the amount of stubble burning across Punjab, most of the villages of the state also have haze. This year the total number of incidents in Punjab has touched the figure of 1,027.

Paddy harvesting has started in all the states of India. Like every year, this year also incidents of burning straw are being seen in Punjab. However, there has been a significant increase in cases of stubble burning this year. As a result, there is a haze situation in most villages of the state. According to the report of Tribune India, the cases of field fires in this season are much higher than the last two years. This is raising questions on spending crores of rupees to ban the burning of crop residues by the government. It is to be known that 58 cases of stubble burning have been filed in Punjab on Monday. With this, the total number of incidents has reached the four digits of 1,027 this year.

Increase in cases of stubble burning

Significantly, till date, excessive incidents of field fires in Punjab were being recorded from the border areas. At present, farmers in Malwa region have started burning paddy straw. Its effect will also be seen on the air quality of Punjab and Delhi. According to data from the Punjab Remote Sensing Center (PRSC), 58 stubble burning incidents in the state were captured by a satellite on 9 October. At the same time, in 2021, 114 stubble burning incidents were recorded on the same day. Also, three such cases were reported in 2022.

Also read: Central government takes necessary steps for stubble management, 600 crores given to three states

Incidents of stubble burning broke the record of the last two years

The matter of concern is that the total number of this year 1027 is much higher than the related data for the last two years. During 2022 and 2021, Punjab had 714 and 614 incidents respectively till 9 October. Indeed, the cases till date are 43.8% higher than the previous year and 67% more than 2021 figures (till 9 October). Overall, in 2022, 49,900 fields were reported to be fired. 71,304 in 2021; 76,590 in 2020; And 52,991 incidents were reported in 2019.

Possibility of increase in cases of stubble burning - Agriculture Department

An official of the Agriculture Department says that "farmers in Sangrur, Patiala and Ludhiana have started harvesting crops and in these three districts, the field fire will increase considerably by next week." Experts say that "nothing special can be done, as the farmers are adamant on compensation of Rs 2,500 per acre. However, the government has not agreed at all. ” Also, the Amritsar administration has imposed a fine of Rs 6.97 lakh on 279 people for burning stubble.

 The air of many cities has become poisonous due to increasing cases of stubble burning.

The air of many cities has become poisonous due to increasing cases of stubble burning.

 As you know, currently the paddy harvesting season is going on. Every year the governments of Punjab and Haryana talk about imposing strictness on farmers and stopping them from burning stubble. But, in reality, farmers are continuously busy burning stubble. For this reason, due to the pollution being spread due to stubble burning, the AQI i.e. Air Quality Index of Delhi-NCR is continuously increasing towards dangerous levels. Like previous years, the threat of stubble has started increasing in the states of Punjab and Haryana this year too. Let us tell you that despite the strictness of the governments of both the states, farmers are seen burning stubble in the open fields. The smoke rising due to stubble burning is proving fatal for the breathing of the people of Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi-NCR. The monitoring done by CPCB in Delhi-NCR has reported an average AQI of 263. Because of this, people are at risk of serious diseases.

Stubble is being continuously set on fire in the states of Punjab and Haryana. As the paddy harvesting season is progressing, the cases of stubble burning are also increasing continuously. Due to the smoke and pollution generated by stubble burning, the AQI of many cities of Haryana including Delhi-NCR has reached very poor levels.

Stubble is being burnt without fear in Punjab

Even though it is being claimed that the cases of stubble burning are decreasing in the state of Punjab, the process of openly burning stubble is also continuing. In Derabassi around Chandigarh, stubble was seen burning openly on the side of the highway. Today, if you pass through any national highway in Punjab and Haryana, you will see burnt-black fields on the side of the road. Where the stubble will be seen completely reduced to ashes, farmers cleverly set fire to the stubble in their fields and then leave their fields, so that no legal action can be taken against them.

Also read: Haryana government plans to save environment from residues like stubble etc.

In Haryana, conscious farmers are managing stubble properly.

For your information, let us tell you that there are farmers who believe in managing the stubble instead of burning it. In Naggal village of Panchkula, farmers were seen using the stubble as fertilizer in the fields and directly sowing wheat seeds through a Super Seeder machine. These farmers say that the farmers who can buy expensive machines are the ones who manage the stubble. But, small and marginal farmers have no option other than burning the stubble.

What complaints do farmers have against the government?

In Mankaiya village of Panchkula, some farmers are making heaps of stubble after traditionally harvesting the paddy crop. But, they also complain that instead of employing laborers, they are managing the stubble to burn it. But, they have neither received any assistance nor been given any kind of grant from the government. They have to manage the stubble at their own expense.

Also read: Farmers became aware of the pollution caused by stubble, the percentage of cases reduced in these states

Cases have decreased significantly from before

There has been a decline in the cases of stubble burning in Punjab this year as compared to last year. So far, incidents of stubble burning have been reported at 1764 places in the state. These figures are the lowest in the last 2 years. In the same period, 4327 cases were registered so far in 2021 and 3114 cases in 2022. If we talk about Haryana state, 714 cases of stubble burning have been reported this season. However, if compared to last year, 893 cases had been reported so far last year. If the government of Haryana-Punjab states makes the farmers fully aware and provides them resources, then the challenge of stubble can be rid of. Let us tell you that the recorded AQI of some cities of Haryana is frightening. 255 air quality index was recorded in Karnal-243, Rohtak-182, Jind-155, Faridabad-322, Bahadurgarh-284, Kaithal-269, Kurukshetra-256 and Gurugram.

A farmer earned lakhs by properly managing paddy straw instead of burning it.

A farmer earned lakhs by properly managing paddy straw instead of burning it.

Law graduate Harinderjit Singh Gill, resident of Noorpur in Ludhiana district of Punjab state, has earned more than Rs 31 lakh from the management of paddy straw in the district. At the same time, he has set an example for the farmers around him. As soon as paddy harvesting begins, the problem of stubble becomes a big challenge for both the farmers and the government. Every day farmers burn stubble in the fields. Also, a case is filed against them. Not only this, they also have to pay compensation to the farmers for this. But, amidst all this, law graduate Harinderjit Singh Gill, resident of Noorpur in Ludhiana district of Punjab, earned more than Rs 31 lakh from the management of paddy straw in the district.

 This has set an example for the farmers around him and has also shown them the path to income. The farmers who are still  burning stubble. According to media reports, while speaking, the progressive farmer said that he had purchased a second-hand square baler worth Rs 5 lakh and 5 bales to bale approximately 17,000 quintals of paddy straw left in his fields after harvesting the paddy this season.

Earned Rs 31.45 lakh from paddy straw.

The farmer says, “I earned Rs 31.45 lakh from paddy straw by selling it to paper mills at Rs 185 per quintal. Encouraged by his successful stubble management, the 45-year-old farmer has now drawn up plans to further expand his stubble management business. The cost of one baler and two trolleys was Rs 11 lakh. After covering all the expenses he has earned a net profit of Rs 20.45 lakh.

Also read: Due to increased stubble burning, air in many cities has became polluted

Gill bought another round baler with two rakes worth Rs 40 lakh and a square baler with rake worth Rs 17 lakh to further expand his stubble management business, saying, “Apart from this, I have, the baler and two trolleys.” He said, “Now, we are planning to make 500 tonnes of round bales and 400 tonnes of square bales with the help of two square balers.”

How many acres of land does successful farmer Harinder Gill own? 

At present Gill cultivates 52 acres of land, out of which he cultivated paddy in 30 acres. At the same time, guava and pear orchards were established in 10 acres. Apart from this, poplar saplings were established in the remaining 12 acres. 

Happy seeder is used for growing wheat 

He said, “I have not burnt paddy or wheat stubble for the last seven years and am using Happy Seeder for sowing wheat. The farmer further said “Crop production has increased since they stopped burning stubble in the fields. This year he has achieved a yield of 900 quintals of paddy from his 30 acres of land. Seeing me doing this for the last two years, most of the farmers in my village and surrounding areas have also started adopting the same practice.

Why should not the straw not burn? How will you know that your soil is alive or is lifeless?

Why should not the straw not burn? How will you know that your soil is alive or is lifeless?

Only the microorganisms (microbes) found in the upper surface of your soil determine that your soil is alive or lifeless, lifeless soil is called barren land. Due to burning of paddy straw, the microorganisms found in the soil die due to excessive heat, due to which the soil becomes barren. This fact needs to be promoted to reduce the problem of stubble burning. No smart and conscious farmers will make their soil barren themselves. For immediate benefits and due to lack of information, they are causing their own loss. In determining that the soil is alive or lifeless, it involves assessing its biological, chemical and physical characteristics. The soil is a complex ecosystem that is formed by combining diverse communities of organisms, from microorganisms to large organisms. This dynamic environment plays an important role in supporting the life of plants and maintaining ecological balance. We will detect various indicators and factors that help us understand the living nature of the soil.

1. Biological indicators

The soil is full of life, and a major indicator of its life is the presence of microorganisms. Bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes are essential components of soil health. These organisms contribute to nutritious cycles, organic matter decomposition and disease suppression. Soil tests, such as microbial biomass and activity assay, provide insight into the abundance and diversity of these microorganisms.

Also read: The importance of natural farming and what are its benefits.

 Earthworms are another important biological indicator. Their hole digging activities increase soil composition, aeration and water infiltration. The presence and variety of earthworms indicate a healthy and biologically active soil.

2. Chemical Indicators

The chemical composition of the soil also reveals its vibrancy. The characteristic of living soil is a balanced nutrient that supports the growth of plants. PH, nutrient levels (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, etc.), and soil testing for organic matter content helps to assess soil fertility and the ability to maintain the life of plants. Organic matter derived from disintegrated plants and animal materials is a major component of living soil. It provides nutrients, improves water retention and supports microbial activity. High organic matter material is a sign of lively and biologically active soil.

3. Physical Indicator

The physical structure of the soil affects its vibrancy. The structure of a healthy soil allows proper drainage, root entry and air circulation. Soil sets formed by binding of particles contribute to a well -structured soil.

Also read: In the country of diversities, soil is also found separately, know which soil is the most fertile? 

By observing the soil texture (sand, silt, soil), information about its physical properties can be found. Living soils often have diverse textures, which promotes a balanced mixture of drainage and water retention. The narrow or poor structured soil indicates a lack of biological activity.

4. Health of plants

The health and vitality of plants growing in the soil is a direct indicator of the vibrancy of the soil. The growth of green and vigorous plants indicates rich and biologically active soil. In contrast, stagnant growth, yellow leaves, or increasing sensitivity to diseases indicate soil problems. Mycorrhiza plays an important role in taking nutrients, creating a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants. The presence of mycorrhiza is an indicator of a living soil ecosystem that supports plant-length interactions.

Also read: Our soil growing towards better production from less fertile power

5. Soil respiration

Measuring soil respiratory rate provides direct evaluation of microbial activity. Microorganisms consume organic materials in the soil, release carbon dioxide through respiration. The high soil respiratory rate indicates an active microbial community and contributes to the cycle of nutrients.


In conclusion, to determine whether the soil is alive or not, it involves a comprehensive analysis of its biological, chemical and physical characteristics. Organic indicators such as microorganisms and earthworms, nutrient levels and organic matters such as chemical indicators and physical indicators such as the structure of soil collectively contribute to the evaluation. Additionally, observing the health of the plant and performing soil respiratory testing provides valuable information about the dynamic and living nature of the soil. Overall, a holistic approach that considers multiple indicators is necessary for the intensive understanding of the soil livelihood.

NGT showed disappointment to the Punjab-Haryana government for increasing cases of pollution because of stubble burning

NGT showed disappointment to the Punjab-Haryana government for increasing cases of pollution because of stubble burning

NGT had pulled the legs of the Punjab government regarding pollution and stubble burning. NGT  had criticised the state government for failing in following the orders of supreme court to immediately stop the burning of stubble.

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Punjab and Haryana government to prepare a roadmap to reduce stubble burning cases in 2024. Tribunal commented that “you will forget about all this and next year you'll again burn stubble”. NGT had directed states to prepare a time-bound plan ( action plan) along with different preventive steps for the upcoming year. For the stance on Delhi pollution, the Tribunal scolded aur quality management commission just to implement and debard the GRAP. NGT stated that CAQM is working on its own. What is the work of CAQM? They just cancel and implement GRAP. They are never present in 90% of their committee meetings.

NGT showed disappointment regarding increasing cases of stubble burning. 

NGT enquired Punjab government before this about increasing cases of pollution and burning of stubble. NGT  had criticised the state government for failing in following the orders of supreme court to immediately stop the burning of stubble. The NGT showed disappointment to the Punjab government for not taking necessary steps to prevent stubble burning. 

NGT stated government responsible for stubble burning 

NGT stated it as the ‘complete failure of management’ and said, “ at the time when issue was raised, stubble burning cases were around 600 and now it has increased to a number of 33,000 cases, even on the facts that NGT and supreme court discussing over this and you are telling that you are taking actions”. NGT stated that ‘this is a complete failure of management’. The whole system is working and you failed. 

NGT enquired Punjab advocates 

NGT also called on the Punjab government to play a ‘ selective role in charging trials on violators’. Because the Punjab advocate said that he filed an FIR against only 829 people out of 1500 for burning stubble in one day. This is only one-fourth of the one day cases. NGT on this stated to the Punjab government that why similar actions are not to be taken against all of them? Meanwhile, in the increase in the level of Delhi pollution, the supreme court clearly directed haryana, uttar pradesh, rajasthan and Punjab on 7 November that burning agricultural remains should be immediately stopped and we can't let people die out of pollution. 

Good news: Punjab government increased the price of sugarcane crop to 391 rupees per quintal

Good news: Punjab government increased the price of sugarcane crop to 391 rupees per quintal

In the present, sugarcane Farmers will get more price than before. Punjab has been the maximum price giving state for sugarcane in India. The Punjab government has taken a big decision for the benefit of farmers. There is good news for sugarcane cultivators from the State government. The government has announced to increase the rates of sugarcane. In the present, 391 rupees per quintal will be given to the state's sugarcane Farmers accordingly. 

Apart from this, Punjab has now become the highest payer to sugarcane farmers in india. States like Haryana and others come after Punjab in this list. In paying highest to sugarcane, Punjab is at the first position and second position is acquired by Haryana. 386 rupees per quintal is given for sugarcane in Haryana. UP and Uttarakhand farmers are paid at the rate of 350 rupees per quintal. 

Farmers will get profit of this much rupees per quintal 

For your knowledge, let you know that state farmers have been demanding to increase the price of sugarcane for the past many days. State had been paying 380 rupees per quintal which has been increased to 391 rupees in present. At present, farmers will be getting 11 rupees extra per quintal after this decision. The Punjab government has decided this after the demands of farmers of the state. 

It will be proven as a beneficial decision to farmers 

Sugarcane farmers were demanding an increase in the price for a very long time. Government considering the demands of farmers, undertook this decision, for which farmers have also protested in past days. After this decision, the representative of farmers had a conversation with the chief minister of Punjab and the government assured them a hike in price. Along with this, demands of farmers was to increase the price upto 450 rupees per quintal. According to reports, after this decision of the Punjab government, Farmers will get more benefits. Let you know, after this decision along with the increase in wages of farmers, their financial condition will also improve a lot

The farmers of Punjab will again strike from January 22 to 26

The farmers of Punjab will again strike from January 22 to 26

This movement of farmers will start from January 22 and will run till 26 January. A strike of farmers in Punjab had just ended, and now the farmers are planning to strike once again. Now if we look at the reason for this, then this is the "failure" of the state government in introducing this new agricultural policy. Farmers will protest against the offices of Deputy Commissioners from 22 January to 26 January.

11 -member committee constituted to draft agricultural policy

Let us explain you that in January last year, the then Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal formed an 11 -member committee to draft the new agricultural policy by 31 March 2023. According to various media agencies, a member of this committee said on the condition of anonymity that the draft of the policy has not been prepared at the moment. Some members of the committee went abroad, due to which the discussion on the policy is quite pending. Soon, a meeting will be held to finalise it.

Also read: Good news: State government will release new policy related to agriculture in this state

AAP government will announce soon

Let us explain you that in this episode, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kong says that the Chief Minister of the state Bhagwant Mann has recently spoken to the farmers on this issue. Agricultural policy is the highest priority for the AAP government in the state. Suggestions have already been taken from about 5 thousand farmers. Regarding the delay in the policy, the spokesperson said that after 2000 there was no agricultural policy and the AAP government had started work on the policy soon after coming to power. He says that the policy will be announced soon.

Also read: Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said 50 lakh tonnes of paddy reached the mandis of the state, farmers get Rs 4300 crore

BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) had already given an ultimatum

In fact, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) has already given an ultimatum to the government to announce the policy or face opposition in the past. Union General Secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan says that we have already submitted a memorandum regarding the pro -peasant steps to be included in the policy. But it seems that the government is delaying it under the pressure of corporations. At the same time, BKU (Kadian) national spokesperson Ravneet Brar says that the government had promised MSP and new agricultural policy on all crops to increase the income of farmers. However, nothing has been done even after about 2 years of coming to power.