Ludhiana

Chief Agriculture Department

Introduction

The main function of Agriculture Department is to provide technical knowhow to farmers regarding successful cultivation of different crops, conservation of natural resources like soil, water & environment, judicious use of Agricultural machinery & Biogas plant etc. and to ensure the availability of quality inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc. to the farmers.

Agriculture Department is providing technical knowledge to farmers by arranging farmers training camps at district level, block and village level. Two district level farmer training camps are organized one each in kharif and rabi season. Similarly 22 block level farmers training camps are organized in all the 11 blocks of Ludhiana during rabi and kharif seasons. Likewise more than 500 village level training camps are organized keeping in view the requirements of farmers and the crop stages. Department also arranges camps, fields days, farmers field schools and demonstrations under different schemes.

For ensuring the availability of quality inputs to the farmers, samples of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides are also drawn from the premises of input dealers regularly. In case of any sort of violation, action against the culprit dealer is taken as per the Seed Act/Fertilizer Control Order/Insecticide Act.

To preserve the natural resources like soil, water and environment, Department is laying more stress on Crop Diversification, improving soil health, judicial use of underground water for irrigation. For implementation of Crop Diversification plan of Punjab Government, maize crop is being popularized by the department as a possible & viable alternative crop and seed of maize hybrids is distebuited to the farmers on subsidized prices. Similarly demonstrations are organized on Paddy-Transplanter, Direct Sowing of Rice, Integrated Pest Management, resource conservation technologies & Lazer-Levelling techniques at farmer's field level with the participation of farmers.

Department has four Soil testing labs in the district. These are located in Machhiwara, Samrala, Khanna and Jagraon. In these Labs large numbers of soil samples are tested and farmers are advised to use fertilizers on the basis of test reports to avoid over usage. The samples are collected from the farmer fields as a soil testing campaign in the adopted villages by our staff & tested free of cost.

Farmers are provided seed of improved wheat and paddy at the rate of half acre per farmer on 50% of seed cost under 'Seed Village Scheme'. Under this scheme trainings are also provided to the selected farmers on seed production and storage. To save seeds for next year, seed drums are provided on subsidized rates. Subsidized seeds for green manuring and Propiconazole (fungicide) are given under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana scheme.

The Department is also providing facilities to farmers under ATMA (Agricultural Technology Management Agency) Scheme such as Trainings, Demonstrations and Exposure Visits of farmers within district, within state and interstate. Under this scheme training facilities to 'Self Help Groups' are also provided.

To boost the area and production of pulse crops, the "National Food Security Mission-Pulses" was initiated in district during the year 2007. Under this mission the seeds of pulse crops and other inputs are supplied to farmers on subsidized rates.

Department provides farm implements like Zero-till drill, Rotavator, Straw-Reaper, Strip-till drill, Spray pumps, Multicrop-Planter, Lazer-Leveller etc. on subsidized rates to the farmers under different schemes.

Department also conducts crop cutting experiments to actually know yield of different crops grown in the district. Results of which are sent to government of Punjab through Directorate of Agriculture, Punjab.

Special campaigns regarding occurrence of any disease/pest like paddy crop and management of crop through electronic and press media, demonstrations.

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Land use of District (in Hect.)

Total Geographical Area 368,312
Forests 10,017
Land not available for cultivation 59,214
Net sown area 2,99,081
Area sown more than once 2,95,622
Total cropped area 5,94,703
Cropping intensity 199 %
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Irrigated Area (Area in Hect)

Irrigation

Net Irrigated area by canals : 10,078
Net Irrigated area by tube wells : 2,89,323
Total No. of Electric Pumps : 100919 (Shallow 73402 + Deep 27517)
Total No. of Diesel Pumps : 18602 (Shallow 17798 + Deep 804)
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Set up of Agriculture Department at District level

Chief Agriculture Officer
Ferozepur road, Ludhiana
Phone :0161-2552757
Fax :0161-2552757
:8872200567 E-Mail : caoludhiana[at]gmail.com

Agriculture Officers' / A.D.O. at District Level
Agronomist (Reclamation) 84274-00289
Agri. Information Officer 94643-71071
Asstt. Oilseed Ext.Officer 99157-00781
A.D.O.(Enforcement) 98728-00575
A.D.O.(Plant Protection) 94173-55358
A.D.O.(Seed) 94786-22087
A.D.O.(Technical) 98726-65787
A.D.O.(Cotton) 94170-78225
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Agricuture Offices at Block Level

Sr. No. At Block Level Address Phone No. Email ID
1. Block Agriculture Officer, Dehlon Opp.Police station,Dehlon 98149-18897 baodehlon[at]gmail.com
2. Block Agriculture Officer, Doraha Near telephone Exchange & Railway line, Doraha. 98726-00639 baodoraha[at]gmail.com
3. Block Agriculture Officer/S.T.O, Jagraon Grain market,Mandi Board Complex,Jagraon 98789-03224 baojagraon[at]gmail.com
4. Block Agriculture Officer/S.T.O, Khanna G.T. Road Khanna,( Village Bulepur) 84370-00314 baokhanna[at]gmail.com
5. Block Agriculture Officer Ludhiana P.A.U campus, near workshop,Ludhiana 98724-00934 baoludhiana[at]gmail.com
6. Block Agriculture Officer/S.T.O, Machhiwara Rahon Road,Machhiwara 94175-20998 baomachhiwara[at]gmail.com
7. Block Agriculture Officer Mangat/Ludhiana II Thaper Nagar, Gali No. 2, Near Jallandhar By-pass,ludhiana 98154-04147 baomangat[at]gmail.com
8. Block Agriculture Officer, Pakhowal Near main crossing, Pakhowal 98782-54632 baopakhowal[at]gmail.com
9. Block Agriculture Officer/S.T.O, Samarala Near S.D.M office complex Samarala 75080-18954 baosamrala[at]gmail.com
10. Block Agriculture Officer, Sidhwan bet Main Bazar, Sidhwan bet. 99144-51441 baosidhwanbet[at]gmail.com
11. Block Agriculture Officer, Sudhar Near Police station, Sudhar 84370-00612 baosudhar[at]gmail.com
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Other officers of Agriculture Department working Independently.

Designation of Officer Address Phone No.
Deputy Director (Oilseeds) Punjab Near Sargodha Coloy, Ludhiana 0161-2401285
Seed Testing Officer Seed Testing Laboratory, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 0161-2401860
Senior Insecticide Analyst Insecticide testing Laboratory., PAU Campus, Ludhiana 0161-2400230
Analytical Chemist Fertilizer testing Laboratory, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 0161-2400224
Assistant Marketing Officer Barewal, Ludhiana 95011-00662, 75080-18720
Assistant Geologist Barewal, Ludhiana 94641-21844
Assistant Cane Development Officer Barewal, Ludhiana 99147-00548
Assistant Agri. Engineer (Boring) Near Durga Mata Mandir, Sunet, Ludhaiana 0161-2464877
Assistant Agri. Engineer (Implement) 36 Inder Nagar, Opp. Verka Milk Plant, Ludhiana 88722-02111
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Block Area (Hect.) under crops 2014-15

Sr.no Block name PADDY WHEAT
1. Ludhiana I 13866 14529
2. Sidhwan bet 32561 30606
3. Jagraon 31620 29575
4. Sudhar 28319 28211
5. Pakhowal 22269 22025
6. Dehlon 20875 21463
7. Doraha 19108 19259
8. Khanna 19281 18689
9. Samrala 13746 12203
10. Machhiwara 23622 23696
11. Mangat 31287 32446
Total 256554 252702
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