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Crop affected with Yellow Rust in Punjab
With the change of weather in Punjab, wheat crops are suffering from the attack of the yellow rust. Bharti Kissan Union (Lakhowal) Fazilka Union in its meeting held under the leadership of Boota Singh, Press Secretary, demanded compensation from the government on account of crops affected with rust disease, locally called ‘kungi’ in Punjab.

With the change of weather in Punjab, wheat crops are suffering from the attack of the yellow rust. Bharti Kissan Union (Lakhowal) Fazilka Union in its meeting held under the leadership of Boota Singh, Press Secretary, demanded compensation from the government on account of crops affected with rust, locally called ‘kungi’ in Punjab.

During the meeting, farmers who had come from villages showed plants affected with yellow ‘kungi’.  The union leaders appealed to the agriculture department that the insecticides should be provided at subsidized rates for crops affected with it. They also demanded a survey to be conducted in areas affected with yellow ‘kungi’ and the need of compensation for their damaged crops. 

According to an agricultural expert, in the past few days there has been a sudden rise in the day temperature and now the state has been experiencing see-saw temperatures. Earlier, he said, this region experienced severe cold conditions in the first week of February. A rise in the temperature can also severely hit the wheat yield. 

The yellow rust is predominant in hills, foot-hills and north-western part of the country where the temperatures are low, he added. The meeting was also attended by Joginder Singh Banwala, Presidents from Arniwala and Sandeep Singh, from Jalalabad, along with other emminent persons.

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