Punjab State Tubewell
Corporation (now Punjab Water Resources Management and Development
Corporation Limited - PWRMDC) was incorporated in December,
1970 with the main objectives of utilization of ground water
resources in the State of Punjab thereby providing irrigation
facilities to the farmers through installation of deep Tubewells
in the most backward kandi area of the State which is devoid
of other means of irrigation due to deep water table and
difficult underground geological formations.
In order to give further boost to the agricultural production in the State,
the work of lining of watercourses was also entrusted to the Corporation by the
Govt. in the year 1974-75 under the various schemes with refinance made
available from NABARD. World Bank etc. and since 1998 under the Centrally
sponsored Command Area Development and Water Management Project and this
activity is being continuously pursued by the Corporation.