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Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Punjab

Department Name

Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Punjab

Name of the HOD & Designation

Sh. Sukhwinder Singh

Divisional Soil Conservation Officer

Landline No. and Email id

01874-243626

dsco.gsp@gmail.com

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)

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (Crop Diversification Plan)

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

Rural Infrastructure Development Funds-17

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

Sewerage Treatment Plant

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

Technology Development Extension and Training (TDET)

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

http://dswcpunjab.gov.in/

Key Achievement

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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.