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  • Record paddy procurement on cards due to higher MSP, headwinds in exports

    Record paddy procurement on cards due to higher MSP, headwinds in exports

    Paddy procurement in the current kharif marketing season till Thursday was 1.4 million tonnes higher than a year ago. As much as 23.5 million tonnes of paddy have been procured in the current season in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The procurement is yet to gather pace in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh, where harvest begins after mid-November.

    Punjab announces Rs 2500 per acre for not burning stubble

    Punjab announces Rs 2500 per acre for not burning stubble

    The beneficiary of this compensation should be the farmer who owns up to 5 acres of land in his name, his wife and children under 18 years of age. The compensation amount would be directly credited to the bank account of the eligible farmer.

    Delhi air quality improves but farm fires won’t stop

    Delhi air quality improves but farm fires won’t stop

    Air quality improved even though the number of fires in the fields of Punjab and Haryana rose to this season’s record of 4,962, said an assessment report by Safar. The Supreme Court has asked Haryana and Punjab to stop fires in fields, but farmers said they do not have a choice, and will not tolerate any action against them.

    Rains, winds may bring some relief but farm fires to increase

    Rains, winds may bring some relief but farm fires to increase

    The rain can further improve Delhi’s air quality, which was already better than Sunday, when the city’s pollution had risen to a record with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at more than 1,000. On Monday, it fell below 200 and Beijing displaced Delhi to become the world’s most polluted city, according to Airvisual data.

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