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DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB *** DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB *** Publicity of Anti Corruption Action Line 95012-00200 ***

Punjab lies in North West corner of the country with subtropical climate having 400-1000 mm annual rainfall concentrated in the months of July-October & soil pH ranges of 7.5 - 8.5. The state is called the granary of India. With shrinking profits in the post green revolution era, the state has recently started shifting swiftly to its high value segment horticulture with 5.37 % of total cropped area with 14.82% contribution of Horticultural GDP to the Agricultural produce.


Department of Horticulture


The main aim of this department is to provide technical know-how for increase in yield as well as production in limited area available for horticulture produce, to create awareness regarding high value horticulture crops among farmers, with main focus on crop diversification. This department acts as the bridge among the farmers and the scientific community so as to enhance income by best management practices.

Presently, area under Horticultural crops in Punjab State is 420022 ha. out of which 93615 ha. is under Fruits, 287744 ha. is under Vegetables, 2177 is under Flowers and 36486 ha. is under Spices and Aromatic crops.

The Department provides subsidy / other available facilities to the marginal as well as landless farmers on priority basis so that they can increase their income by adopting horticulture.

Success Stories of Farmers

After doing M.Sc. in Geo-informatics from Netherlands in 2009 and thereafter serving Punjab Remote Sensing Centre as Scientist-B for four years, Amarinder Singh ventured into agriculture in year 2013.   [..More..]

Amarinder singh

Farmer

The Farmer wished to under take strawberry Plantation. Horticulture Department, Kapurthala made liasion with Y.S. Parmar Horticulture University, Solan (HP) and arranged strawberry runners (plants)   [..More..]

Balkar Singh

Farmer

Gurpreet Singh Sekhon being a progressive and innovative farmer adopted new technologies duly recommended by the Punjab Horticulture Dept., and Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) Ludhiana.    [..More..]

Gurpreet Singh Sekhon

Farmer

Sarwan Singh Chandi started Bee-keeping in 1995after attending 7 days training of Honey production organized by Department of Agriculture.    [..More..]

Sarwan Singh Chandi

Farmer

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