Punjab’s urbane farmers: juggling cocktails, fertiliser, stocks

March 25th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by admin  

By Jaideep Sarin
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), March 25 (IANS) At a time when a ‘killa’ (acre) of land in Punjab can cost anything between Rs.5 million and Rs.50 million and many farmers are selling it to make quick bucks, a breed of young, urbane, jeans-clad people are holding on to their family business - agriculture. Driving a couple of hours from a village near this town to Punjab’s capital city Chandigarh for a dinner or a party is considered no bigger than travelling locally in a metro.

For these modern suave farmers in Punjab, the traditional wheat-paddy cycle is pass

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