Punjab State Tubewell Corporation (now Punjab Water Resources
Management & Development Corporation) 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 if 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 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.
In the year February, 2008 the objects and functions of
the company broadened and accordingly the name of the company
was changed from Punjab State Tubewell Corporation to Punjab
Water Resources Management and Development Corporation and
a fresh certificate of incorporation was issued.