Monday, Jan 17 2022 | Time 03:13 Hrs(IST)
image
States » North


Channi announces to enhance compensation from Rs 12000 to Rs 17000 per acre to cotton growers affected by pest attack

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (UNI) In a major reprieve to the cotton growers and farm labourers who suffered huge loss due to pink bollworm pest attack on cotton crops, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday announced to enhance the compensation amount from Rs 12,000 to Rs 17,000 per acre besides 10 per cent of the relief to the farm labourers involved in picking of cotton.
Chairing a high level meeting with the representatives of 32 farm unions of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) led by BKU President Balbir Singh Rajewal here, Channi said that the enhanced compensation amount would involve nearly Rs 200 crore in addition to the already approved Rs 416.18 crore on account of compensation at the rate of Rs 12,000 per acre.
Acceding to another major demand of SKM, the Chief Minister also announced to cancel all the FIRs registered by the Punjab Police against the farmers who had been protesting against the three farm laws within the state, after following the prescribed procedure with due diligence.
More News

Renuka Dam to play important role in drinking water supply & power generation

17 Jan 2022 | 2:03 AM

Shimla, Jan 16 (UNI) Rivers are precious gift of nature and have been playing an important role in the
development of various civilizations. The rivers flowing in Himachal Pradesh not only add to its natural beauty but also contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the state.

see more..

Amritsar Congress leaders join BJP

17 Jan 2022 | 1:44 AM

Amritsar, Jan 16 (UNI) In a set back to Congress ahead of polls, five of its senior leaders, including Amritsar DCC (rural) president Bhagwantpal Singh, joined the BJP here on Sunday.

see more..

Shivpal to contest on SP symbol

17 Jan 2022 | 1:40 AM

Lucknow, Jan 16 (UNI) Pragatsheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) founder Shivpal Singh Yadav on Sunday said that he and his party leaders would contest on the symbol of Samajwadi Party.

see more..

Rain predicted in HP

17 Jan 2022 | 12:29 AM

Shimla, Jan 16 (UNI) The Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted rainfall for the next couple of days in Himachal Pradesh.

see more..

NIA files chargesheet against LeM terrorists

17 Jan 2022 | 12:16 AM

Jammu, Jan 16 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency filed chargesheet against four terrorists of Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) in connection with a criminal conspiracy case.

see more..
image