Posts Tagged ‘Punjab’

January 31, 2021 0

On Jats and Jutts

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Jats are a land-owning agriculturist caste spread over West UP, Haryana, and Rajasthan. There are Jutts in West and East Punjab. They are also land-owners and tillers. Jutts in West Punjab are predominantly Muslim, those in East Punjab Sikhs. The ethnic relationship between Jats and Jutts is not clear ( Needs genetic study). Social Rajasthan […]

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December 1, 2008 0

Pesticide threat (2005)

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The Tribune, Chandigarh,24 June 2005 Rajesh Kochhar IN the recent Green Revolution decades, Punjab has created very many new folk songs celebrating the tubewell and the tractor. No sad songs have yet been written on the excessive use of pesticides of which Punjab is a major consumer primarily for its cotton and rice crops. Punjab […]

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December 1, 2008 0

Cancer alarm in the Punjab cotton belt (2006)

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The Tribune Chandigarh  4 October 2006 Cancer alarm in the Punjab cotton belt Dr Rajesh Kochhar The cotton-growing Malwa region of Punjab, comprising the southwestern districts of Bathinda, Muktsar, Faridkot and Mansa, has been reported to show a high incidence of various cancers. Since the region consumes three-fourths of all pesticides used by Punjab, cancer […]

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