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  • States raise Covid-19 concern to check stubble burning

    States raise Covid-19 concern to check stubble burning

    Even though much of the stubble of wheat is used as animal fodder but farmers resort to open field burning to get rid of the leftover stalk. Around 11400 incidents of open field burning were recorded as per satellite imagery in Punjab and 7500 in Haryana last year post kharif harvest.

    Labour shortage ushers farm mechanisation, diversification in Haryana, Punjab

    Labour shortage ushers farm mechanisation, diversification in Haryana, Punjab

    The nationwide lockdown has already hit the availability of labour in the ongoing wheat marketing season, and it is now set to affect sowing of paddy, a labour-intensive activity. The uncertainty over labour is cause of worry for farmers who fear there will be no farm hands in June when paddy season begins.

    Haryana to extend interest subvention for six months to MSME

    Haryana to extend interest subvention for six months to MSME

    Under this scheme, all the MSME units working in Haryana as on or before March 15, 2020, will be eligible to 100 percent interest benefit on loans availed for payment of the wages of employees or other expenses upto a maximum of Rs 20,000 per employee for a period of six months.

    Haryana CM announces double wages for extended working hours in industry

    Haryana CM announces double wages for extended working hours in industry

    The Chief Minister said that as per the appeal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and as per the guidelines of Union Ministry of Home Affairs, arrangements have been made to start industrial and commercial units from April, 20,2020 across the State in a phased manner.

    Vardhman resumes operations amid adherence to Covid-19 protocol

    Vardhman resumes operations amid adherence to Covid-19 protocol

    The Group had resumed production of Yarn in the second week of April and currently operating at about 40-45% of the production capacity while following condition of staggered workforce. The textile major had halted operations in all units after nationwide lockdown was announced by Government of India to check spread of Covid-19.

    Several states extend working hours from 8 to 12 hours in factories

    Several states extend working hours from 8 to 12 hours in factories

    This is expected to boost manufacturing and supply of essential goods and services without violating the home ministry’s guidelines on working with reduced staff to maintain social distancing to curb the spread of Covid-19. Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat have already announced the change.

    Punjab CM writes to PM for fiscal package for power sector

    Punjab CM writes to PM for fiscal package for power sector

    Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited and other Financial Institutions should provide loans to Power sector at reduced rates 6% per annum for bridging Revenue Gap, suggested Captain Amarinder.

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