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Department of Agriculture Department of Agriculture

1.  Name of the Administrative Department:  Agriculture Department, Govt. of Punjab

2.  Minister In charge:

Name e-mail Telephone Nos. Photograph
Office Residence Mobile
Capt. Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister Punjab
cmo
@punjab.gov.in
0172-2740325,
2740769,
2743463
0172-2741458,
2741322
-

 

3.  Additional Chief Secretary / Financial Commissioner / Principal Secretary / Secretary of Administrative Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Sh. Satish Chandra
Addl. Chief Secretary
fcd@punjab.gov.in 0172-2742771 - 9815074500
Sh. Anurag Verma
Secretary Agriculture
secy.agri@Punjab.gov.in 0172-2657037
0172-2657472
- 9872910003

 

Commissioner Agriculture, Punjab

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Dr Balwinder Singh Sidhu
Commissioner Agriculture
commagripb@gmail.com
balwinder.sidhu@gmail.com
0172-2704857 0172-2667285 9876055791

 

DETAILS OF DEPARTMENTS/BOARD/CORPORATIONS UNDER AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, GOVT. OF PUNJAB

 

A. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Dr Balwinder Singh Sidhu
Director Agriculture
directoragriculturepunjab
@gmail.com
0172-2970602 0172-2692095 9876055791

 

2.  Business Rules of the department:

  1. Establishment of Agricu1ture Wing-
  2. Administration of the following Acts, Orders and Rule, namely:-
    • the Cotton Transport ACT, 1923;
    • the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937;
    • the East Punjab Cotton Statistics Act, 1948;
    • the East Punjab Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds is Act, 1949 ;
    • the East Punjab Improved Seeds and Seedlings Act, 1949;
    • the Punjab Cotton Ginning and Pressing Factories Act, 1953 ;
    • the Punjab Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply Act, 1953 ;
    • the Cotton (Control) Order, 1955 ;
    • the Sugarcane Control Order, 1956;
    • the Fertilizer (Control) Order, 1957 ;
    • the Punjab Warehouses Act, 1957;
    • the Punjab Reclamation of Land Act, 1959 ;
    • the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961 ;
    • the Warehousing Corporation Act, 1962;
    • the Seeds Act, 1966;
    • the Insecticides Act, 1968 ;
    • the Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act, 1970 ;
    • the Tractors (Distribution and Sale) Control Order, 1971 ;
    • the Punjab Co1d Storage Order, 1979; and,
    • the Punjab Rural Development Act, 1987.
  3. Agricultural Extension-Experimental and demonstration farms inc farms, introduction of improved method of farming and supply of inputs, crop, Competitions, Rabi and Kharif campaign, dissemination of agricultural information and publicity.
  4. State Ground Water Board, legislation relating to ground water, ground water survey and investigation, irrigation through tube wells and percolation wells, boring operations and trial bores for agricultural purposes, grant of loans and subsidies.
  5. All matters relating to-
    • the Punjab Land Development and Reclamation Corporation;
    • the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation;
    • the Punjab Agro-Industries Corporation:
    • the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing  Board ;
    • the Land Use Board, Punjab;
    • the Seed Certification Authority; and
    • the Punjab State Seeds Corporation.
  6. All matters relating to-
    • agro-industries;
    • land -development and reclamation including supply of  gypsum
    • vegetable preservation;
    • crop insurance; and
    • food processing.
  7. Farmer training and education including study abroad and in the local Agricultural Universities-
  8. Seed Production and Distribution- seed testing and quality control, seed testing laboratories, maintenance of seed farms and subsidy on seeds.
  9. Arrangements for supply of fertilizers testing laboratories.
  10. Plant protection and prevention of insects and pests and diseases, including locust control, weed control, ground and aerial spray on crops, and supply of insecticides.
  11. Agricultural Economics and Statistics. - To conduct crop cutting experiments and agricultural census, surveys on export and import of agricultural commodities.
  12. Agricultural Engineering implements, farm machinery and setting up agro-service centres.
  13. Storage and warehousing of food grains including small size faci1ity of storage and warehousing at farm level and assessment of storage capacity for storage of food grains to be procured by the Department of Food and Supplies and other agencies.
  14. Agricultural Marketing and Quality Control- Setting up of laboratories, marketing and intelligence, grading of agricultural produce and marketing, broadcasting and news service.
  15. Provision of debenture support for minor irrigation, tractor supply and land reclamation.
  16. Green manuring and compost scheme.
  17. Laying out of demonstration plots on farmers' fields and holding of field trials.
  18. Calamities Relief Fund.

 

3.  Services provided by Deaprtment:

  1. Department of Agriculture organizes farmers training camps at district, block and village level both in Kharif and Rabi seasons. Every year about 3 lakhs farmers are trained on scientific crop production.
  2. A campaign is launched both in Kharif and Rabi seasons for soil testing.
  3. Punjab State Seeds Corporation and other agencies produce certified seed of various crops and distribute to the farmers.
  4. Field staff of the Deptt. of Agriculture organizes demonstration plots particularly on the use of seed treatment against pests, method of sowing, irrigation and pests control.
  5. Integrated Pest Management is one of the major programmes launched by the Deptt. of Agriculture so that excessive use of pesticides is reduced. For this purpose farmers are trained about the use of insecticides, economic thresh-hold level of the damage caused by pests and minimum use of pesticides.
  6. For balanced & judicious use of fertilizers, the Integrated Nutrients Management (INM) is promoted.
  7. To reduce cost of inputs & Resource conservation technologies (RCT) are encouraged amongst the farmers.
  8. Beneficiaries schemes are implemented for the economic uplift of farming community.
  9. Various schemes under Work Plan, Technology Mission and Second Push in Agriculture are implemented for the benefit of the farmers.
  10. Major stress on diversified crops like Cotton, Oilseed, Pulses, Sugarcane etc.

 

4.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos. Official Website
Office Residence
Sh. Sutantar Kumar Airi
MD, Punjab State Seed corporation
 (PUNSEED)
punseed.22
@gmail.com
0172-2970590
0172-2970591
9417154531 www.punseed.org
S. Jaswant Singh
Cane Commissioner, Punjab
commissionercane
@yahoo.com
0172-2970707 9417748905 -
S. Rajinder Singh Brar
Director (Punjab State Seed
 certification Authority)
directorpssca
@gmail.com
0172-2970032
0172-2970033
9915576955 -

 

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: www.agripb.gov.in

 

B. HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
S. Pushpinder Singh Aulakh
Director Horticulture
dhpunjab@gmail.com 0172-2970621 - 8146000227

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Establishment of Horticulture Wing.
  • Administration of the Punjab Fruit Nurseries Act, 1961 and rules framed there-under.
  • Horticulture of Government gardens and farms, multiplication of seed and seed-lings and budded and grafted plans for supply to the farmers.
  • Fruit preservation.
  • Provision of debenture support for horticulture schemes.
  • Horticulture development.
  • Landscaping
  • Floriculture
  • Bee-Keeping
  • Sericulture and mulberry plantation

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Extension services for Development of Horticulture
  • Extension services for Development of Sericulture
  • Nursery License
  • Subsidy and allied facilities under National Horticulture Mission

 

4.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos. Official Website
Office Residence
Sh. Jaspal Singh Bhati
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
 abohar Distt. Fazilka)
citrusestateabohar
@gmail.com
01634-221250
01634-230745
7508018848 punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Nirvikar Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
 Taliwala Jatta Distt. Fazilka)
taliwalajattan
@gmail.com
01634-221250 9780153451
9855198441
punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Avtar Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
  Hoshiarpur Distt. Hoshiarpur)
cehoshiarpur7
@gmail.com
01882-237675 7508018875 punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Kulwant Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
  Bhunga (Haryana) Distt. Hoshiarpur)
cebhunga
@gmail.com
01886-253060 7508018879 punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Narinder Jeet Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
  Badal Distt. Mukatsar Sahib)
citrusestatebadal
@gmail.com
01633-244445 7508018852 punjabhorticulture.com

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: punjabhorticulture.com

 

C. DEPARTMENT OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION, PUNJAB

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Dr. Balwinder Singh Sidhu
Commissioner Agriculture-cum-
Chief Conservator of Soils, Punjab

dswcpunjab@gmail.com 0172-2704857 0172-2667285 9876055791

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Establishment of the Soil Conservation and Engineering Wing.
  • Administration of the Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act, 1963 and the framed thereunder.
  • Soil survey and land use classification.
  • Extension of anti-erosion practices on farmlands.
  • Lining of open channel watercourses and laying of underground pipes as a water conservation measure.
  • Extension of practices aiming at optimum use of irrigation supplies delivered at farm.
  • Farm drainage and other connected works

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Assistance to farmers for laying of Underground Pipelines for irrigation
  • Assistance to farmers for adoption of Micro Irrigation Systems
  • Assistance to farmers for installation of Solar Pumpsets with Micro irrigation
  • Implementation of watershed based programmes
  • Formation of Self Help Groups for landless farmers
  • Extension services for Conservation and Management of Soil and Water Resources
  • Other programmes as announced by State Govt from time to time for benefit of farming community

For detailed information:

Department's Website: dswcpunjab.gov.in

 

D. DEPARTMENT OF COLONIZATION

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

S. Parminder Singh Gill IAS
Director Colonization Punjab,
Chandigarh

dir.colon
@punjab.gov.in
0172-200169 - 8968013313

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  1. Establishment of the colonization wing
  2. Administration of the followings Acts: -.
    • The Colonization of Government Lands(Punjab) Act, 1912 ;
    • The New Mandis Township (Development and Regulation) Act, 1960.
  3. Selection of sites for the establishment of New Mandi Townships, acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 and setting up New Mandi Townships.
  4. Removal of encroachments from notified Mandis under the Punjab Public Premises and Land (Eviction and Rent Recovery) Act, 1973.
  5. Development, sale and administration of old Mandis of the erstwhile Pepsu State.

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Land Acquisition for mandis
  • Auction/ Sale of plots in mandis
  • Recovery from the owners of sold plots.

 

E. PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, LUDHIANA

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Dr. B.S. Dhillon
Vice Chancellor
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

vc@pau.edu 0161-2401794 0161-2401795 9501107400

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Extension

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • The University is imparting education in agriculture, agricultural engineering, home science and other allied sciences.
  • The University is conducting research for the development of new high yielding crop varieties and technologies for natural resource management at main campus and its Regional Research Stations.
  • The University is transferring latest technologies to the farmers through its Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Farm Advisory service scheme.

For detailed information:

Department's Website: www.pau.edu

 

F. PUNJAB MANDI BOARD

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. Amit Dhaka IAS
Secretary, Punjab Mandi Board
S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

pmb.secretary@punjabmail.gov.in
tps.sidhu@ias.gov.in
0172-2210130
0172-5101608
- 9878007221

 

2. Business Rules of Department: (Click on following web link for details)

 

3. Service provided by Department: (Click on following web link for details)

For detailed information:

Department's Website: http://www.mandiboard.nic.in

 

G. PUNJAB STATE SEED CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Dr.Rajinder Singh Brar
Director

director.pssca@gmail.com 0172-2970032 9915576955 9915576955

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Registration of Seed Producer s and Allotment of Plant Code for Production of Foundation and Certified Seed.
  • Verification of Seed Source notified by Govt of India.
  • Inspection of Crops sown for Seed Production in the Field as per Minimum Seed Certification Standards.
  • Lot wise Grading of Raw Seed procured by producers.
  • Lot wise Sampling of graded/ final seed for testing of germination & insect damage from to state seed testing Laboratories.
  • Grant of Certificate for packing of tested seeds.

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • To act as certification agency established under u/s 8 and to discharge the functions U/S 9 & 10 of the seed act 1966.
  • To recognize varieties eligible for Seed Certification.
  • To maintain the source of breeder and foundation seeds approved by the Central Seed Certification Board (CSCB).
  • On receipt of an application for certification of notified variety through  prescribed procedure by the authority.
  • Inspections of seed crops, grading and seed lots in accordance with the procedures laid down by CSCB.
  • To ensure that the seeds certified in the state confirm to the standards prescribed by the CSCB.
  • To grant certificate and certification tags designed as per specifications provided by the CSCB.
  • To carry out education programmes designed to promote the use of certified seeds by the farmers.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: pssca.punjab.gov.in

 

H. PUNJAB STATE SEEDS CORPORATION LIMITED (PUNSEED)

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. Sutantar Kumar Airi
Managing Director

punseed.22@gmail.com 0172-2970591 0160-5009295 9417154531

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • To implement the State Seeds Project forming part of National Seeds Programme in accordance with the arrangements between International Development Agency/International Bank for Reconstruction Development, Government of India, National Seeds Corporation Limited, Punjab Government and the Company or between any two or more of them.
  • To undertake the production of certified seeds in sufficient quantities to support the National Production Program and of any crops or varieties coming under the preview of seeds Act.
  • To undertake and promote research in agriculture in general and seed production, processing, preserving and storage techniques in the particular, in collaboration with ICAR, Agricultural Universities and National Seeds Corporation Limited and other Institutions.
  • To carry on business as seed merchants, to buy, sell, prepare for market and deal in seeds of all kinds.

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • To process certified seeds on scientific and commercial lines.
  • To install, manage and operate processing plants and seed storage facilities.
  • Production and processing/grading of different crops/varieties' quality seeds.
  • Providing/distribution of different crops/varieties' above seeds to the farmers at reasonable rates.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: punseed.org

 

I. PUNJAB AGRO INDUSTRIES CORPORATION

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. K.S Pannu, IAS
Managing Director

mdpunjabagro@yahoo.com 0172-2657472
0172-2657037
0172-2720542 9417111922

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Promotion and facilitation of agro based industries.
  • Creation of facilities/infrastructure for setting up agro and food processing units in the state

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Identification of technically feasible and  economically viable projects.
  • Financial collaboration for implementation of projects in joint/assisted sector.
  • Assisting collaborators in obtaining all kinds of statutory sanctions/approvals and grants/subsidies from state/central Govt.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: punjabagro.gov.in

 

J. PUNJAB AGRO FOOD GRAINS CORPORATION

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. K.S Pannu, IAS
Managing Director

mdpunjabagro@yahoo.com 0172-2657472
0172-2657037
0172-2720542 9417111922

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Procurement of Food grains.
  • Marketing of Agri-inputs
  • Diversification of Agriculture.

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Acts as Procurement Agency for procurement of food grains on behalf of FCI
  • Provides farmers with quality pesticides, insecticides.
  • Contract Farming.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: punjabagro.gov.in

 

K. CORPORATION: PUNJAB AGRI EXPORT CORPORATION

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Sh. K.S Pannu, IAS
Managing Director

mdpunjabagro@yahoo.com 0172-2657472
0172-2657037
0172-2720542 9417111922

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • Promotion of export of fresh agricultural produces.
  • Facilitation of distant domestic and export marketing.
  • Setting up of R&D farms.
  • Organic Farming.

 

3. Service provided by Department:

  • Juice vending  machines
  • Pack houses.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: punjabagro.gov.in

 

L. PUNJAB STATE WAREHOUSING CORPORATION

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Dr. Abhinav Tarikha, IAS
Managing Director

mdpswc@punjab.gov.in 0172-2705647
0172-2703540
- 9463125029

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

  • For running the Corporation, Warehousing Corporation Act 1962 and rules framed there under such as PSWC rules 1974 (notified vide No. 6253 Agri (VIII)-74/25242, dated the 23rd December 1974) and PSWC regulation 1976 (No.GSR 66/C.A58/62/S, 42/76, dated the 7th June 1976).
  • For dealing with depositor, Punjab Warehousing Act 1957 and Punjab Warehousing Rule 1958 (notified vide No. 3771-Coop-58/792, dated the 3rd December 1958).
  • For procurement of Food grains as an agency of Punjab Government, under the rules regulation & directions of State Government.
  • For dealing with the matter related to employees, CSR of the Punjab Government and PSWC Staff regulation (condition of service) Group ‘A' and Group ‘B' Service Regulations, 2002 and the PSWC Staff (Condition of service) Group ‘C' and Group ‘D' Service Regulations, 2002.

 

3. Service provided by Department: 

  • Warehousing.
  • 2 Container Freight Stations and 3 Inland Container Depots.
  • Procurement as a procuring agency of Punjab Government.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: http://112.196.25.180/portal/HomePage.aspx

 

M. PUNJAB STATE CONTAINER AND WAREHOUSING CORPORATION

1. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile

Dr. Abhinav Tarikha, IAS
Managing Director

neeru150@yahoo.com 0172-2705647 - 9463125029

 

2. Business Rules of Department:

Business rules defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Punjab State Container and Warehousing Corporation Ltd. (CONWARE) (For Details Click http://112.196.25.180/portal/HomePage.aspx ).

 

3. Service provided by Department: 

The main objects to be pursued by the Company on its incorporation are:
  • To construct, build, set up, acquire and run container freight stations, inland container depots for import, export, transportation of all kind of goods, material and substances.
  • To construct, build, set up, acquire and run storage facilities, transportation facilities, preservation facilities and all other kinds of infrastructural facilities.
  • To manufacture, process, sell, purchase, import, export, store, preserve, distribute or otherwise deal in all kinds of products and materials including agricultural and industrial products, materials and substance for carrying out the main business of the Corporation.
  • To manufacture, process, sell, purchase, import, export, store, preserve, distribute or otherwise deal in all kinds of insecticides, chemicals, preservers and other substances, machineries, equipments, tools and accessories for carrying out the main business of the Corporation.

 

For detailed information:

Department's Website: http://112.196.25.180/portal/HomePage.aspx