Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Punjab

Department Name

Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Punjab

Name of the HOD & Designation


Divisional Soil Conservation Officer

Landline No. and Email id


Officer Directory

Telephone Directory

Programs/Schemes(Both Centre & State Government)

Name of Program

Home page of website(URL)

Reports(Link with name of department)(URL)

Micro Irrigation (PMKSY)

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (Crop Diversification Plan)

Rural Infrastructure Development Funds-17

Sewerage Treatment Plant

Technology Development Extension and Training (TDET)

Key Achievement


Key functions of the department

Soil and Water are two vital natural resources for sustaining agriculture production in the state. Both these resources are under tremendous pressure and deteriorating at a faster rate. Soils are affected with problems like water erosion, water logging, salt affected soils, over use of pesticides & chemicals etc. About 39% of Soils come under the category of severely degraded soils. Similarly water, which is an important input for sustaining agriculture, is depleting at an alarming rate. About 70% cultivated area of the state depends on underground water. More than 60% of area, where the depletion is very high, has come under dark category areas. The department of Soil & Water Conservation is playing a key role in conservation of both soil & water so that these resources are judiciously used in view of the sustainability of production and need for diversification in agriculture.