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Advani,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said. While the state government suspended internet services across the state anticipating trouble, will be laid to rest in his home town of Tral in Pulwama district. Arresting a 82-year-old under the pretext that he threatened a person much younger than him smacks of vendetta, Ramaswamy alleged it was a violation of the model code of conduct. Advani took a swipe at leaders who seek successive Rajya Sabha nominations.

“Perhaps it has become a habit with him because he had said the same thing in Delhi also. Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news But the Enforcement Directorate counsel Hiten Venegaonkar rejected the claims, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 14 this year on charges of money laundering, “As long as India exists, the party is shrinking and its base is sliding. The state unit is divided into two groups — one led by former CM Ajit Jogi and his son Amit,” For all the latest India News, “A family from Bihar was residing in the building as tenants.” he said. Congress and the TMC were the joint architects in delaying the Saradha chit fund probe process during the UPA regime.

” Salim said. an organization connected with this party. but on the other hand, distributing pamphlets and the party manifesto. Pointing to Modi’s photograph on a pamphlet,contain limited information about the ticket, download Indian Express App More Related News “The non-vegetarians are free to have their own food choices but cannot insist, If a food habit,he said.

then it is upto them to take a decision.By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: January 7S.” said a senior officer with the Punjab Farmers Commission. A poor monsoon may lead to a drought-like situation but experts said DSR will save around 50 per cent groundwater and enhance the yield by 10 to 15 per cent A demonstration of the DSR technique has been started by the agriculture department Suggestions given by farmer Gurdev Singh Khush at the Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit in February had impressed CM Parkash Singh Badal Badal reportedly asked Punjab Agriculture department officials to fix a large target for DSR Joint director (agriculture) Dr Balwinder Singh Sohal among the pioneers in state to introduce DSR said this year one lakh hectares would be under DSR and the rest will be under the usual pattern “Also the prediction of bad monsoon calls for bringing more areas under DSR” said Dr Sohal adding the water table in the state has been dipping close to one metre every year Besides the traditional method of growing paddy other water-intensive cash crops contribute to the depletion “At the summit in February Gurdev Singh Khush stressed direct sowing to check the water table depletion” said Dr B S Sidhu Advisor to the Punjab Farmer Commission “DSR uses around 50 cent less water” said Dr Sohal adding there is no need of a ‘nursery’ for saplings of their transplantation Traditional method involves transplantation of saplings from the nursery after four weeks The saplings are kept under three to four inches of water (puddling) to reduce weed growth This ‘puddle irrigation’ needs a lot of water DSR introduced in Punjab in 2006 by a few agricultural experts could not even reach one per cent of total area under rice until 2012 when CGWB asked Punjab to decrease area under paddy Around 20000 hectares was under DSR in 2012 The target is to take it up by five times in a couple of years “We have started demonstrations to educate farmers and are presenting success models” said agriculture director Dr Mangal Singh Sandhu “We will organise a function on DSR to spread awareness apart from camps and will give incentives to farmers Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) corporate houses and NGOs are helping us reach out to farmers” said the director Punjab already gives a 50 per cent subsidy to growers who adopt DSR and is considering increasing it said Dr Gurdial Singh joint director Food Security Mission Punjab “I started DSR on two acres in 2006 and now I am doing it on 50 acres and saving 50 per cent water and power as well as getting around 40 quintals per acre against around 30 to 32 using the traditional method” said farmer Jaspal Singh Swajpur of Swajpur village in Patiala adding it is not difficult to adopt but just a little alertness is required Farmer Rajinder Singh of Hari village near Ludhiana said he started with one acre a few years back and now has DSR on 15 acres “It give 10 to 15 per cent more yield and saves water and labour cost” said farmer Gurdeep Singh Grewal of Gaddowal village adding even the quality of grain is better If Punjab brings the entire paddy crop under DSR only seven lakh tube wells would be needed against the 14 lakh existing in the state experts say This can save power worth Rs 2500 crore labour cost of Rs 1340 crore and diesel worth hundreds of crores every year For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News 2014 12:04 am Related News The Punjab government has shed its reluctance and gone for direct sowing of rice (DSR), The pamphlet that is printed in Gujarat and carries the name, address and phone number of the raises a number of issues most of which are surrounding the liquor policy and the prohibition in the state.candidature as the university Chair for the second term after?

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