Sunday, 4 June, 2023

News of the day

Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of India’s state of Punjab on Thursday said he has formed a committee under the chief secretary to look at alternative crops that require less water compared to paddy. Mann said sowing of the paddy crop over the years has led to several problems including depletion of underground water table and issues related to stubble burning. He said the committee will meet farmers in different villages and see which crops consume less water and bring more income to farmers as a replacement of paddy.