Agriculture Minister of Punjab

Punjab, the Food Basket of India, is an agrarian state. Agriculture plays an important role in the culture and economy of Punjab and it is the largest employment sector in the state. So agriculture department is one of the most important departments in the state.
Capt. Amrinder Singh of Congress is the current agriculture minister of Punjab. Actually he is the Chief Minister of Punjab and also has the agriculture department in his portfolio. So if you are asked "who is the current agriculture minister of Punjab?", then the correct answer is that Capt. Amrinder Singh is the current agriculture minister of Punjab. During the previous SAD + BJP govt in the state, Tota Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal was the agriculture minister.
In last assembly elections held in 2017, he became MLA from Patiala Urban constituency in Patiala district. He won by a margin of 52407 votes and Dr. Balbir Singh of AAP was the trailing candidate.
Before these assembly elections, he was the Member of Parliament (M.P.) from Amritsar lok sabha seat and resigned as lok sabha member when he became an MLA in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Personal Profile : He was born at Patiala on 11-3-1942. He belongs to the royal family of Patiala and is the son of Maharaja Yadavendra Singh, the last king of erstwhile princely state of Patiala.

Departments Related to Agriculture

There are various other departments related to the agriculture/villages/rural population like panchayats and rural development, dairy development etc. Here is a list of such departments and their current ministers:
  • Irrigation Department (Department of Water Resources) - Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria is the irrigation minister of Punjab. He is a senior leader of Congress party and is the MLA from Raja Sansi assembly constituency in the Amritsar district.
  • Rural Development and Panchayats - Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa is the cabinet minister of this department. He is an MLA from Fatehgarh Churian constituency in Gurdaspur district.
  • Dairy Development - This department is also headed by Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.
  • Animal Husbandry and Fisheries - This department is also headed by Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.
  • Revenue Department - Revenue Department is one of the most important departments for the people involved in agriculture. This department maintains the land records of ownership of agriculture as well as non-agriculture land and also gathers the statistics about the crops sown on the agriculture land. This department is headed by Gurpreet Singh Kangar, who is an MLA from Rampura Phul assembly constituency in Bathinda district.

List of Previous Agriculture Ministers of Punjab

A list of previous agriculture ministers of Punjab is given below:
  • Jathedar S. Tota Singh (SAD) - 2012
  • Sucha Singh Langah (SAD) - 2007
  • Rajinder Kaur Bhattal (Congress) - 2002

Agriculture Minister of India

In India, agriculture related matters are managed by Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare and it comes under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Narendra Singh Tomar is the current agriculture minister of India. He is an MP from Gwalior constituency in Madhya Pradesh and belongs to BJP. He is the agriculture minister of India since May 2019.