Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday held a meeting with representatives of farmer unions, urging them to opt for crop diversification and direct seeding of rice to save water.
He said the state government will take up with the Centre the issue of giving remunerative price of alternative crops.
Mann held the meeting with members of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), the grouping which had led the stir against the Centre’s farm laws.
He sought inputs from representatives of 23 farmer organisations present in the meeting over the issue of providing staggered power supply to the agriculture sector.
The CM said the proposed staggered power supply will help in avoiding the peak load during the paddy sowing season, according to an official release. —PTI