is one of the Districts playing a key role in the
Agriculture production. The land of this District
is very fertile and farmer’s community is very hard
working. Side by side the Agriculture (Extension)
staff is disseminating the latest crop production
technologies to the door steps of the farmers. The
Department of Agriculture Extension requested
that when and where any problem relating to agriculture
appear, immediately contact our technical staff, who
is ready to solve the challenge.
The Economy of the district is essentially agrarian
and agriculture is the back bone of the economy of
district. Agriculture is main source of earning for
almost entire 78% rural population directly or indirectly.
It is well known cotton and wheat growing area and
produces 14% of cotton and 4% of wheat of the total
Punjab’s production. Rice, Sugarcane, Gram and Pulses
being the other major crops. With the exception of
few big units, industrial activities in the district
are restricted to agro-based industry dealing with
the processing basic raw material.
Functions of Departments:
1. AGRICULTURE EXTENSION
a) Administrative, financial and technical control of the field formation in the district.
b) Achievements of area and production targets of crops.
c) Implementation of crop production strategy including agronomy and plant protection prepared by the Provincial Agriculture Department.
d). Preparation of detailed training schedule of all trainers with in the framework of phases , decided by Provincial Agriculture Department and dissemination of production technology through training programmes in every village of the District .
e) Feedback of researchable problems to Provincial Agriculture Department.
f) Identification preparation and implementation of projects approved by competent authorities.
g). Implementation of Agricultural laws.
h) Implementation of agriculture laws.
i) Ensuring availability and quality of agriculture inputs.
j) Management of agriculture extension farms and gardens.
k) Service matters relating to the district cadre.
l) Maintenance of government buildings.
m) Purchase of stores and capital goods.
n) Participation along with requisites data in review meetings held by provincial agriculture department.
o) Feedback to Provincial Agriculture Department on all the above , as per time to time instructions.
p) Implementation of crop production strategy including agronomy and plant protection.
q) Achievements of area and production targets of all crops .
Farm Water Management:
Organization and registration of Water User Associations under
the On Farm Water Management Users Association
Ordinance , 1981 for promotion improvement and
other Water Management activities in the District.
2. To reduce water losses in water courses conveyance
system by increasing delivery efficiency through water
course re-construction / re-modeling with complete earthen
improvement , partial brick lining , installation of
nakkas construction of culverts , Syphons , drops and
buffaloes through Water User Associations on
cost sharing basis.
3. To reduce Water losses by increasing Water use efficiency
in the farmer's fields through precision land
leveling by extending technical assistance.
4. To extend Water Management Extension Services through
5. Renting out Agricultural Machinery at approved rates.
6. Purchase of stores and capital goods.
7. Feed back to provincial Agriculture Department on
all the above mentioned business ,as per time to time
8.Prepration and implementation of Water Management
Development plans in the District.
9. Water course improvement , precision land leveling ,
irrigation agronomy practices.
10. Services matter relating to the District cadre.
STATUS OF CANAL WATER COURSES
IN DISTRICT BAHAWALPUR
1. Total no. of Water Course in the District
2. Total no. of improved water Courses
Devolution up to 30-06-2001
(ii) After Devolution up to
3. Total no. of Un-improved Water Courses in Balance
4. Precision land leveling with laser
= 3605 Acres
a) Matters relating to
1) Artificial insemination .
2) Promotional efforts for establishment of dairy farms
in Private Sectors.
3) Promotional efforts for establishment of poultry
farms in Private Sectors.
(i). To get establishment small poultry units in Rural
Areas for egg production and further breeding purpose.
(ii). To impart basic short training Courses regarding
Poultry Farming to Women Community in school , Sannat-e-Zar
and other institutions.
4) prevention of animal , Poultry diseases extension services.
5) Training of villagers on :
a) Prophylactic vaccination .
b) Management aspects.
c) First Aid Treatment.
6) Enforcement of Preventions of Cruelty to Animals
Act, 1890. a) Service matter within the District
as per delegation of powers. b) Purchase of stores and capital goods
for the District. c) Any other business assigned by the
Institutions of Livestock & Dairy Development 1)Department:
are functioning in Bahawalpur District:
2)Livestock & Dairy Development,
3)Diagnostic Laboratory Bahawalpur,
4)Sheep & Goat Development Bahawalpur,
LIVESTOCK INSTITUTION POSITION:
A.I. Sub- Centers
Mobile veterinary centers
in private sector.
Lease of fishing rights, conservation, management
and promotion of fisheries in water areas except rivers,
canals and barrages/pond areas, which have no boundaries.
Training through open training schools.
Local publicity and awareness.
Aquaculture development activities.
Collection of statistical data on fish and fisheries
in the District.
Collection of statistical data of fish farms and their
production in the District
1. No of fish farms
established in private sector are 122 and area is
2. Advisory services are being provided to 206 farmers. 3. Training through open
school is imparted to private fish farmers.
4. Aquaculture development activities are being carried
out with 122 farmers.
Collection of statistical data of fish farms and
1. Raising new
forests and scientific management of existing public
forests to maximize the production of wood.
2. Raising and promotion of roadside plantations of
local / District significance farm forestry in private land Raising of forest
3. Education of the public for tree planting and provisions
of technical and advisory services on matters of afforestation
to the people and other departments in the District.
4. Service matters except those entrusted to the Provincial
5. Refer all major technical issues for advice of
the Provincial Government.
6. Formulate working plans after approval of preliminary
working plans from Provincial Government (CCF concerned
of the area) and get it technically cleared/approved
from the Provincial Government before being sanctioned
by the District Government.
7. Submit annual report on tree cover monitoring to
Provincial Government for review and incorporation
into Provincial report.
8. Promotion of social / farm forestry in private
9. Raising of forest nurseries .
Vegetable & Fruit
low agricultural productivity and limited industrial
base, economic profile of the district as a whole is
not very bright. Additionally, an area of about 16314
sq.km. Which constitutes about 2/3rd of the total Cholistan
area fall in the district where water is scare and even
not available for drinking purposes. Hardly any mention-able
economic activity is carried out in the Cholistan area,
which can contribute for the welfare of the economy
of the district. This has added in poor economic condition
of the area. About 50% population lives below the poverty
line in the district. Per capita income, though not
computed on district level, is believed be to far less
than national income level. All the economic indicators
testifies the backwardness of the district. Resultantly,
essential services like clean drinking water/drainage,
road network both in the Urban and Rural area is in
a shamble and requires renovation/addition in a sustainable