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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
Sh. Gurkanwal Singh
Director Horticulture
dhpunjab@gmail.com 0172-2970621 0172-2221823 7508018884

 

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 - punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Nirvikar Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
 Taliwala Jatta Distt. Fazilka)
taliwalajattan
@yahoo.com
01634-221250 - punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Avtar Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
  Hoshiarpur Distt. Hoshiarpur)
cehoshiarpur7
@gmail.com
01882-237675 - punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Kulwant Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
  Bhunga (Haryana) Distt. Hoshiarpur)
cebhunga
@gmail.com
01886-253060 - punjabhorticulture.com
Sh. Narinder Jeet Singh
(Chairman cum C.E.O Citrus estate
  Badal Distt. Mukatsar Sahib)
citrusestatebadal
@gmail.com
01633-244445 - 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

Sh. Deepinder Singh IAS
Director Colonization Punjab,
Chandigarh

dir.colon@punjab.gov.in 0172-200169 0172-2695919 9878401249

 

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

Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu IAS
Secretary, Punjab Mandi Board
S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

pmb.secretary@punjabmail.gov.in
tps.sidhu@ias.gov.in
0172-2210130
0172-5101608
- 9888987867

 

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

 

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

Sarbjit Singh Kandhari
Managing Director

punseed.22@gmail.com 0172-2970591 0160-5009295 9501207000

 

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

Shri. 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

Shri. 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

Shri. 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

Sh. Arvinder Singh Bains, IAS
Managing Director

mdpswc@punjab.gov.in 0172-2705647
0172-2703540
0172-5088979 9357926700

 

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

Sh. Arvinder Singh Bains, IAS
Managing Director

arvinderbains@gmail.com 0172-2705647 0172-5088979 9357926700

 

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