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Engineer by education; Want to make #Farming a profession of hope....again !
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Nov 26 81 tweets 30 min read
Long Thread

3 years ago, on 26 Nov 2020, #farmers had reached Panipat, they were coming to #Delhi, to tell the Modi Govt, that #FarmLaws were unacceptable, to tell the Govt, that farmers r a "Zinda kaum" !

The story of the longest peaceful protests in the history of mankind.
On 25 Nov, Haryana farmers decimated the first Barricade at Mohra mandi #Ambala, on 26 Nov, Punjab farners joined them in Panipat by breaking Shambhu naaka, Haryana Govt had dug up the roads, put concrete blocks, placed hundreds of dumpers on GT road, but farmers were unfazed....
Sep 22 13 tweets 3 min read

With #FarmLaws gone, how Center has moved thru backdoor to finish Punjab Mandis

Since 1987, Punjab got Rural Development Fund #RDF @3% of MSP procurement & Mandi Devlp Fee #MDF @3% of MSP; for Mandi upgradation/maintenance; now Modi Govt has finished RDF & cut MDF to 2%. Image Rural Development Fund of 3% is payable to the Punjab Rural Development Board as per the Punjab Rural Development Act (PRDA) 1987, all expenditures are made as per provisions of the PRDA, 1987 and all heads of expenditures are basically for rural, agriculture and related issues !
Aug 31 10 tweets 3 min read

Babbar Akali movement was a 1921 splinter group of "militant" Sikhs who broke away from Akalis, evolving into Babbar Akali movement, organizing into a military group fighting British

On 31 Aug, 4 Babbars fought the Battle of Babeli against an army of 2,200 Britishers ! Image The Saga of Battle of Babeli: 4 Babbars vs 2,200 Britishers

In village Babeli, 26 km from Jalandhar 4 Babbar Akalis had given a tough fight to more than 2,200 men of British cavalry all through the day on September 1, 1923, before being gunned down near Gurudwara Chaunta Sahib ! Image
May 1 4 tweets 2 min read

6 lakh Punjabis appear for IELTS, TOEFL annually & 1.5 Lakh #Punjab #students move to foreign colleges every year; emigration process cost is Rs 20 lakh for the 1'st year, i.e. 30,000 crore going out of Punjab each year.

Paucity of jobs, avenues, is draining Punjab !! Image Before the Covid-19 outbreak, there were around 17,500 IELTS centers in Punjab, including more than 2,200 in the Doaba region only, the NRI belt of the state comprising four districts – Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur. In Jalandhar alone, there are 1,550 centers
Dec 16, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read


Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying has undertaken following policy interventions for incentivizing dairy farming

Livestock & Dairy farmers should avail benefits of these schemes, I am cataloguing all schemes in this thread
👇 Rashtriya Gokul Mission:
All components of Scheme will be implemented on 100% grant-in-aid basis except the components of:

i) accelerated breed improvement program under the component subsidy of Rs 5000/IVF pregnancy will be made available to participating farmers as GoI share;
Nov 25, 2022 93 tweets 67 min read
Long Thread

2 years ago, today farmers started towards Delhi !

The complete Story behind #FarmersProtest, from 25 Feb 2020 to 11 January 2022 !

Did you know #FarmersProtest was going to start on 20’th March, which got delayed to 25/26’th Nov !

What happened in #FarmersProtest In it's, 2020 report CACP recommended restricting MSP procurement from #Punjab & #Haryana. This was taken seriously by many; Balbir Singh Rajewal was amongst them; in Feb 2020, we invited MLA's from all Punjab political parties to Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh, & shared our concerns Image
Nov 23, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read

How did Punjab fare w.r.t #paddy #straw burning this year !

This year burnt area is 14.88 lakh hectares Vs 14.17 lakh hectares paddy acreage burnt till Nov 20, last year

Till Nov 21, Punjab recorded 49,526 farm fire incidents Vs 70,879 field fire cases during last year. Image This year the total area under #rice cultivation in #Punjab is 30.29 lakh hectares, nearly 4.5 lakh hectares is under basmati rice, while the remaining 25.79 lakh hectares is under paddy. Farmers mostly burn paddy areas as basmati stubble is used for making fodder for the cattle.
Nov 16, 2022 11 tweets 7 min read

17 ways to manage & utilize paddy #stubble?

6 under in-situ management & 11 under ex-situ management ways #paddy #straw. In in-situ method, Happy Seeder, Super Seeder, Smart Seeder, Paddy straw chopper/Mulcher, Spatially modified zero-till-drill, & Zero-till-drill r used While in ex-situ method of #paddy straw management, the straws are collected manually and through baler and rake machines after chopping them with other available machines and can be used for 11 different purposes.
Nov 15, 2022 18 tweets 4 min read
Remembering Baba Deep Singh Ji on his martyrdom day; He is remembered for his sacrifice and devotion to the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, he was the first head of Misl Shaheedan Tarna Dal–an order of the Khalsa military !

This is his story, the legend of Baba Deep Singh legend
👇 Image At the age of twelve, Baba Deep Singh Ji went with his parents to Anandpur Sahib to meet Guru Gobind Singh. They stayed at Anandpur Sahib for several days. When his parents were ready to return to their village, Guru Gobind Singh asked Baba Deep Singh Ji to stay with him.
Nov 14, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
U.S farmers complain #Thread

3 years ago, I sold a box of sweet potatoes for $17, Last year I got $15, & this year they’re paying $13

“Next year I can’t plant them,” he said.“It’s going to come to the point where there will be no local growers left &r produce will be imported". Biden is trying to get rid of fossil fuels, and it’s killing us, our packaging costs doubled, fuel costs are through the roof, and we paid $1,000 a ton this year for fertilizer that was $500 a ton in 2021.

So we get hit twice,” he said. “It’s putting a lot of pressure on us.”
Nov 14, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Little would this character know about the city of #Malerkotla, which is blessed by Guru Gobind Singh ji, the city which has not seen any instance of communal violence till date, the city which stands in continued communal harmony.

This is the story of Malerkotla !
👇 Malerkotla is the only Muslim majority city in Punjab with 68.5% residents being Muslim. To understand what made Malerkotla an oasis of peace even as Partition of 1947 violence progressed all around it, we need to delve into a centuries old story of compassion.
Nov 13, 2022 35 tweets 10 min read
How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ? ~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
Nov 13, 2022 14 tweets 4 min read
Remembering "Sher-E-Punjab" Maharaja Ranjit Singh on his birth anniversary, who united 11 #Sikh "misls" of & formed the #SikhEmpire, was the 1st Indian in a millennium to turn the tide of invasion back into the homelands of the traditional conquerors of 🇮🇳, the Pashtuns (Afghans) At the height of his power, "Sher-E-Punjab" Maharaja Ranjit Singh domains extended from the Khyber Pass in the northwest to the Sutlej River in the east and from the Kashmir region at the northern limit of the Indian subcontinent southward to the Thar (Great Indian) Desert.
Nov 11, 2022 14 tweets 10 min read

#Punjab #Farmers were encouraged to shift away from #bajra #pulses #oilseeds #chana & enter #wheat-#paddy cycle by a assured price mechanism policy; why not assure MSP for #pulses to Punjab farmers, which can cut 16,627 crore imports, reduce paddy acreage & paddy #straw ? An example to show, how the shift from pulses in Punjab happened.
In 1960-61, #pulses acreage in #Punjab was 9.03 lakh hectares with production of 7.09 lakh ton, but; in 2018-19 Kharif, it dropped to 7500 hectares with a production of 6200 tons
Nov 10, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read

#Stubble burning continues because of the short window between paddy harvesting & wheat sowing in #Punjab.

Now, there is a silver lining.

A new low-cost, environment-friendly & revolutionary method of paddy stubble management & wheat sowing has been introduced by PAU ! Image This method, propagated by Punjab Agri University will lessen the cost of stubble management & wheat sowing by three to four times as compared to the conventional method, experts said, adding that it can – if put into effect – halt the paddy straw burning in #Punjab like anything
Sep 30, 2022 25 tweets 7 min read
How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ? ~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
Jul 26, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read

#Punjab finances

With a debt of 2.63 lakh crore, a revenue deficit of 12,554 crore, a fiscal liability of 24,352 Cr, a liability of 6,068 Cr on debt servicing & GST compensation regime coming to an end in June 2022, AAP Govt has a mammoth task w.r.t keeping it's promises Punjab's power subsidy bill is already set to touch 18,000 crore this fiscal even as an amount of 7,117 crore is due from the previous fiscal. Govt says that 300 free units will cost 1800 crore, but the power experts say that the government would end up paying Rs 3,000 crore !
Jul 25, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read

Has farm income increased ? #Punjab

#Paddy, farmers income/acre increased from Rs 37,660 in 2013-14 to Rs 53,000 in 2020-21,i.e. 40.73%

#Wheat farmers income/ acre increased to Rs 39,500 in 2020-21 Vs Rs 27,000 in 2013-14, an increase of 46.3%

What about input costs
👇 For growing #paddy in #Punjab per acre, in 2013-14, farmers owning land spent Rs 9,000 as input cost, & farmers leasing land spent Rs 24,000. But in 2021, farmers owning land spent Rs 18,000+ i.e. 100% increase, & farmers leasing land spent Rs 43,000, which is a 79.2% increase !
May 10, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read

Will Govt have enough wheat for Public Distribution System (NFSA), Midday Meals & other regular welfare schemes including Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana ?

Will Govt have enough wheat for open market sales to flour mills ?

Will we see #wheat #atta prices spike ? Image With #wheat opening stocks of 19 million ton (MT) & expected procurement of 18.5 MT, Govt will have 37.5 MT of wheat available for 2022-23. We take out the Min buffer Stock for March 31, which is 7.5 MT, it will leave 30 MT available for sale from government godowns this fiscal.
Apr 19, 2022 9 tweets 6 min read

Can we export #wheat

There is 10~15% #wheat yield loss in Punjab, Haryana, UP & MP, due to weather anomalies; wheat to mustard acreage shift & farmers holding back crop & exports; Seems, Govt procurement target of 44 million tons will fall short by around 10 million tons #Haryana has set a target of 85 lakh ton #wheat procurement, but in the first 17 days, State mandis have witnessed nearly 20% less wheat arrival compared to last year. #Punjab has a target of 130 lakh ton, but reliable sources say procurement would likely be around 100 lakh tons.
Apr 19, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Reality of Doubling #Farmers Income by Modi Govt by 2022

Dalwai committee formed to double farmer's income ,talked about ‘real’ growth in farmer income & calculated that this would require an annual avg of 10.4% growth in income for 7 years, starting with 2015-16 base. The #farm household’s avg monthly income of ₹8,059 in 2015-16 is an “extrapolation” of the Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of 2012-13. The extrapolation was done by the Ashok Dalwai-headed committee (DFI committee) constituted in 2017 to suggest how to double #farmers’ income.