West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.22

Sunday classroom in paddy field

Sunday lessons for a group of school students in Cooch Behar, some 700km away from Calcutta, were all about dragging their feet along the soggy fields, getting their hands muddy to sow paddy and learn...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

India  /  Published 29.07.22

Bihar stares at drought and impact on paddy crop

Bihar is staring at a bad drought and failure of the all-important paddy crop this year. July, considered the most important month for paddy transplantation, is about to get over, but just over 3...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Cricket  /  Published 27.07.22

Paddy Upton to ease the mind of players

Paddy Upton has joined the India squad in the West Indies as mental conditioning coach in the build-up to the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Upton, 53, who is based in Johannesburg, confi...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.22

Dry canals soak up DVC water

Kharif paddy sowing in key Bengal districts failed to get a shot in the arm although the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) started releasing water on Friday to alleviate a shortfall caused by insubstan...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.22

Bengal: Paddy sowing hit

Lack of rainfall in the agriculture-rich districts of Bengal has halted sowing of paddy, leaving lakhs of rural workers in trouble at a time the state government had to press a pause button on the 100...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.22

Flaws in govt paddy purchase tumbles out

The problems in the paddy procurement system in Bengal tumbled out in the open at an administrative review meeting chaired by the chief minister in Bankura on Tuesday when she took up farmers’ c...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.04.22

Paddy procurement period extended

The state food, civil supplies and consumers affairs department has extended paddy procurement for kharif crops for the 2021-22 season till April 15 after failing to meet its procurement target. Stat...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.22

Hackers trick Malda paddy farmers

The police and the administration of Malda district have busted a racket where members illegally selling paddy brought from the neighbouring state of Bihar to the Bengal government.  Hence, genui...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 16.12.21

Bihar to buy parboiled rice only

Bihar has decided to procure parboiled rice instead of raw rice from this year, at a time the Centre has contentiously stopped buying the parboiled variety from Odisha and Telangana citing lack of dem...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.12.21

Jharkhand to borrow to buy paddy

Jharkhand, which is plagued by a shortage of rice mills, has for the first time decided to take a loan from two public sector banks to procure paddy from farmers at minimum support price (MSP). The H...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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