addiction has assumed alarming proportions in Punjab over
past few years. Thousands of young and old are in its
reports Krishna Kumar
is a despairingly familiar story in drug-plagued Punjab.
The vibrant Punjab that had ushered in the Green
Revolution is today living in a dazed stupor, as 67 per
cent of the rural households in the state have at least
one drug addict, a survey conducted by the Department of
Social Security Development of Women and Children reveals.
FACE OF TRAGEDY: Drug addiction has brought many like Sukhwinder Singh of Narli village to the brink of disaster
for organic farming
Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Agriculture University, feels that
organic farming should be promoted among small and marginal
farmers of the country. It would help improve their economy,
reports Tribune Correspondent Lalit Mohan
around him is organic. He can speak on organic farming
for hours with anyone entering into a discussion on the topic
with him. His passion takes him to fields where he spends most
of his time persuading farmers to shift to organic farming. He
is Tej Pratap, who is serving in his second stint as
Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Agriculture University at Palampur.