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Punjab to work out policy on farmers` suicides

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 12:46

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday approved the constitution of a committee to formulate a comprehensive policy on farmers` suicides in Punjab.

Unlike BJP, Congress is trying to empower common man, farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 08:53

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the farmer community has largely benefitted from his party`s policies and welfare schemes and attacked BJP for dividing the people as `insiders and outsiders`.

Punjab farmers will continue to get free power: Sukhbir

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 21:01

Farmers in Punjab will continue to get free electricity supply and the government has no plans to discontinue it, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said.

`Fascist forces` in Gujarat coercing Punjabi farmers: Tewari

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 18:06

In a veiled attack on BJP, Union Minister Manish Tewari today claimed Punjabi farmers are being threatened and coerced to move out of Gujarat by the "fascist forces" who are in power there.

Delegation of farmers from Kutch meets Badal in Punjab

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 17:32

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday assured a delegation of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat that he would urge the Railways to extend the Jammu Tawi-Ahmedabad Express to Kutch enabling them to make hassle-free visits to home.

BKU holds protest rally against diesel price hike

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 19:00

A delegation led by president Balbir Singh Rajewal submitted a memorandum to Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil, seeking a drought relief package and rollback of fuel price hike from the Centre.

Punjab farmers appeal CM to save their lands

Last Updated: Monday, September 03, 2012, 19:19

Amid fears of being deprived of their lands due to a tenancy act in Gujarat, a delegation of 17 Punjabi farmers met Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.

`Punjab farmers bear Rs 5200-cr loss due to rain deficit`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 00:25

Farmers in Punjab have suffered a loss of Rs 5,200 crore due to deficit rain during the current monsoon, a top government official said.

Congress pushed peasants into debt-trap: Badal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 22:07

The anti-farmer approach of Congress-led UPA government has pushed the peasantry of Punjab deep into debt-trap, CM Parkash Singh Badal alleged.

‘Would continue providing free power to farmers’

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 22:50

Punjab govt would continue providing free electricity to farmers in the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said.

Punjab to frame farm policy: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:48

The SAD-BJP alliance would take all possible steps to raise the income of small farmers, state Agriculture Minister Tota Singh said.

Punjab farmers dump potatoes on roads

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 15:21

Potato farmers in Punjab on Thursday dumped hundreds of quintals of potatoes on the roads in various parts of the state, especially in Jalandhar city.