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A Piece Of Canada

Rising input costs, low returns is pushing Punjab tillers Westward

A Piece Of Canada
Sanjoy Ghosh
A Piece Of Canada
outlookindia.com
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'Go West' has long been a credo for many in Punjab. The latest to join the 'Quit India' league are farmers from a state known for its rich agricultural tradition. And helping them make a beeline for Canada—the most preferred destination—is the Ludhiana-based Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). It has a programme to train prospective migrant farmers in Canadian farm practices and latest scientific farming techniques. The university has even tied up with the Ontario-based World Wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS), a leading firm that helps farmers emigrate to Canada.

Says J.S. Ahluwalia, vice president, business immigration, WWICS: "Canada is finding it difficult to find suitable people to run its farms. Their own citizens are growing old; the country is heading toward a negative population growth by 2016. Many of its old farmers are selling their lands and moving to towns. This has prompted the government to encourage farmers to migrate to Canada, so that they can manage these farms." The company claims it has about 600...
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