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Farmer booked in Punjab for transplanting paddy early

Google Maps image locates Sekhan Kalan village in Punjab’s Moga district.

Google Maps image locates Sekhan Kalan village in Punjab’s Moga district.  

Flouts Punjab government’s June 20 deadline.

A farmer from Punjab’s Moga district was on Tuesday booked for flouting the State government’s advisory against transplanting paddy saplings before June 20 to save depleting the water table, police said.

Gurmeet Singh, former village head of Sekhan Kalan village, was found to have sown the paddy in his fields by officials of the district agricultural department and the police.

He was booked for violating the State government’s direction, police said.

Several farmers came out to protest against the police action. The farmer was not arrested, police said.

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