Punjab

About The State

Punjab, located in the north west of India, is one of the most prosperous states of India.

The five rivers Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum gave it its name 'punj-ab' or the 'land of five waters'. These five rivers divide the state into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa .Punjab is primarily an agricultural state and enjoys the natural benefits of fertile soils and abundant waters.

Agriculture is the largest industry in Punjab. Others major industries include the manufacturing of scientific instruments, electrical goods, financial services, machine tools, textiles, sewing machines, sports goods, starch, tourism, fertilizers, bicycles, garments, and the processing of pine oil and sugar.

Post-independence, Punjab has made considerable economic progress despite the setback it suffered in 1947. It contributes nearly two thirds to the total production of food grains and a third of milk production in the country. It is the leading producer of wheat at a total production of 2 million tons per annum. The initiative of Green revolution (a major agricultural initiative) has been keenly taken forward by the people of Punjab. Even though, Punjabis account for less than 2.5% of the Indian population, they are one of the most prosperous races in India. Their per capita income is twice the national average

Punjab is considered to have the best infrastructure in India; this includes road, rail, air and river transport links that are extensive throughout the region. Punjab also has the lowest poverty rate in India and has won the best state performance award, based on statistical data compiled by the Indian Government.

Hon'ble Chief Minister :- Captain Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh (born 11 March 1942) is an Indian politician, who is currently the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab. An elected Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala, he is also the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

He has also previously served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007. He also worked for the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966. In 1980, he won a seat in the Lok Sabha for the first time. His father was the last king of erstwhile state of Patiala.

Captain Amarinder Singh is the son of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala belonging to the Phulkian dynasty of Sidhu Brar descent. He attended the Welham Boys' School and Lawrence School Sanawar before going to The Doon School, Dehradun. He has one son, Raninder Singh, and one daughter, Jai Inder Kaur.

He has also written books on war and Sikh history which include A Ridge Too Far, Lest We Forget, The Last Sunset: Rise and Fall of Lahore Durbar and The Sikhs in Britain: 150 years of Photographs. Among his most recent works are Honour and Fidelity: India's Military Contribution to the Great War 1914 to 1918 released in Chandigarh on 6 December 2014, and The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War- which contains his memoirs of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

PUNJAB GOVERNMENT WEB LINKS
Official Portal of Punjab Government http://www.punjab.gov.in/
Department of State Election Commission (SEC) http://www.pbsec.gov.in/
Department of State Information Commission, (SIC) http://infocommpunjab.com/
Department of State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) http://pshrc.net/
Department of State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) http://pbserc.gov.in/
Department of Co-operative http://punjabcooperation.gov.in/
Department of Excise and Taxation https://www.pextax.com/PEXWAR/appmanager/pexportal/PunjabExcise;jsessionid=nlghXynFvzgvvlNXTf96sQKvP15LL1cZTL2DRLBhy8bH9WS1Sv1y!-2082010811
Department of Planning http://www.pbplanning.gov.in/
Department of NRI Affairs http://nripunjab.gov.in/
Department of Industries and Commerce http://pbindustries.gov.in/
Department of Information Technology http://www.doitpunjab.gov.in/
Department of Rural Development and Panchayats http://www.pbrdp.gov.in/
Department of State Council for Science and Technology http://www.pscst.gov.in/
Department of Social Security, Women and Child Development http://pbsocialsecurity.gov.in/
Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs http://www.punjabtourism.gov.in/#/home
Department of Welfare of SC and BC http://welfarepunjab.gov.in/
Department of Sports http://pbsports.gov.in/
Department of Health http://pbhealth.gov.in/
Department of Education http://ssapunjab.org/
Department of Electricity http://www.pspcl.in/
Department of Transport http://www.punjabtransport.nic.in/
Department of Finance http://pbfinance.gov.in/
Department of Agriculture http://agripb.gov.in/
Department of Income Tax https://www.pextax.com
Department of Sainik Welfare http://www.defenceserviceswelfarepunjab.org/
Department of revenue http://punjabrevenue.nic.in/
Department of tourism http://www.punjabtourism.gov.in/
Department of Elections http://ceopunjab.nic.in/
Department of Removal of Grievance http://publicgrievancepb.gov.in/
Department of Irrigation http://www.pbirrigation.gov.in/
Department of Police http://punjabpolice.gov.in/
Department of Animal Husbandry http://www.husbandrypunjab.org/
Department of Employment http://www.pbemployment.gov.in/
Food & Civil Supplies Department http://foodsuppb.nic.in/