Land Leveling

The increase in production per unit area has limitations and is not sufficient to fulfill the food requirement of the ever increasing population. Therefore, the horizontal and accelerated way to increase the food production is by increasing the area under cultivation through development of culturable wasteland with the use of bulldozers. A culturable wasteland of approximately 3.79 million acres is available for development in Punjab which is 12.21% of cultivated area. For development of this cultureable waste land, Field Wing of Agriculture Department currently has a fleet of 297 bulldozers in good working condition in all over the Punjab. Field Wing is providing the following services to the farmers with the help of these bulldozers on subsidized rates.
  • Development of Culturable Wasteland
  • Improve the Existing Cultivated Land
  • Reclamation of Eroded and Gullied Lands
 
In addition to this, the bulldozers are also deployed for other resources development such as construction of mini dams, water storage tanks, fish ponds, desilting of canals, defense works, plugging of canal breaches, rehabilitation of flood affected areas and during flood emergency.
 

Service Acquirement Procedure

The Agricultural Engineers placed at divisional level controls the land development operations in their respective divisions/area. He is supported by one Assistant Agricultural Engineer (Field) who is responsible for hiring of bulldozer services in respective districts. Unit Supervisor is also placed at tehsil / unit level.
For acquiring services, the farmer / beneficiary must contact concerned district / unit office and complete the formalities. For hiring of bulldozers, the farmers submit an application on prescribed Proforma to the Assistant Agricultural Engineer or Unit Supervisor who is fully authorized for booking of bulldozer through cash deposit and operation of machinery. A challan form is prepared by the Officer/Unit Supervisor indicating the charges to be deposited by the applicant and hours of bulldozers booked for the purpose. After depositing money in the government treasury/bank the farmer is eligible to get the bulldozer on his turn.

Service Hiring Rates

Agriculture Work

Farmer having Land Holding < 12.5 Acres Rs. 560/- *  
Farmer having Land Holding > 12.5 to < 25 Acres Rs. 100/- **
Farmer having Land Holding > 25 Acres Rs. 650/- **
   
Government Departments Rs. 2120/-*
  Rs. 650/-**
   
   

Non Agriculture Work

Contractor / Agency / Department / NGO etc. Rs. 2750/-*
  Rs. 1280/-**
   

*   Diesel will be provided by the Department
** Diesel will be provided by the User

Note:

  1. All rates are applicable on hourly basis
  2. For non agricultural work same rates apply to all i.e. Contractor / Agency / Department / NGO etc.