Barnala was named after Baba Ala Singh. Previously it was a district headquarter
in erstwhile princely state system, it was later merged in PEPSU ( PATIALA & EAST
PUNJAB STATES UNION ) and degraded as sub divisional headquarter.
Baba Ala Singh conquered Sirhind fighting his battles from this place. When he overpowered
remote areas then from administrative angle he shifted his capital from Barnala to
The part pertaining to markets of present Barnala city is about eighty years old.
The initial Barnala belongs to fort, its surrounding population, Sandhu and Bajwa
Pattis. Barnala, which at one time was the capital of province, was District Headquarter
when Patiala province came into existence and Bathinda and Mansa used to be its Tehsils
(sub-divisions). At the time of independence of India, Bathinda became separate district.
After India got freedom, in the year 1954 following abolition of provinces new state
of Pepsu was made. Then too Barnala was districts headquarter and Rampura Phool and
Malerkotla were its Tehsils (sub-divisions). When Pepsu State with Patiala as its
capital was disbanded and merged in Punjab then status of Barnala district got degraded.
Now it is only a sub-division. Earlier on, Barnala being a district headquarter had
District and Sessions Judge Court but when Barnala became sub-division, it was offered
Additional District and Sessions Judge Court vested with all the District and Session
Judge Court powers.
Barnala remained a nerve-centre of special activities during Praja Mandal movement
and S. Seva Singh Thikriwala was also a prominent Praja Mandal activist who was born
in village Thikriwala just four kilometers away from Barnala. Every year on January
19, in his memory a three-day fair-cum-festival is organized where various political
parties also host political conferences.
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Banks in Barnala
Most of the banks in Barnala provide Automated teller machine facility for the convenience
of the customers. Through the ATM facility the customers can withdraw money 24 hours.
Some of the banks also offer credit card and debit card facility. The Banks also
provide loan to the agriculturists and landless agricultural laborers who need money.
Internet banking is another facility catered by the banks, which has made the whole
process of banking very convenient. Some of the banks have introduced core banking
which has resulted in the operation of banking process easier all over India.
Main Banks in Barnala
State Bank of Patiala.
Punjab & Sind Bank
Punjab National Bank
State Bank of India
New Bank of India (Now merged with Punjab National Bank)and renamed as Handiaya Bazar
Indian Overseas Bank
Central Bank of India.
Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd. (Now it stand merged with HDFC Bank Ltd.)
HDFC Bank Ltd.
UTI Bank Ltd. (Now renamed as AXIS Bank Ltd.)
Bank of Baroda
Barnala got some big organisations such as Trident Group, Malwa Cotton, Geeta Threads
etc. Two leading combine manufacturers of India, Standard Combines, and Balkar Combines
are in Handiaya village, which is about 5 kms from here.Barnala is well known for
textiles as world famous Trident Company is situated here which is recognised for
producing towels etc. Barnala has well known agricultural market for the sale of
wheat, paddy, cotton and maize. It is also known for the manufacture of modern agricultural
implements. Barnala is a medium sized town with all the amenities available within
commutable distance. It's economy is supported by neighboring agriculture rich villages
like Thikriwal, Rajgarh, Uppli, Pherwahi, Dhanaula, Amla Singh Wala. It has diverse
population supporting local industries and food business.
Phone and Communication
Barnala is connected to world through very good Landline and Wireless communication
There are various land line and Wireless Phone service providers like BSNL,Airtel,Spice,Hutch,Reliance
and Vodaphone .Most of the mobile (cell phone) services have good range in all the
The climate of this district is on the whole dry except during the brief south-west
monsoon season. The year may be divided into four seasons. The cold season is from
the middle of November to early part of March. The succeeding period upto the end
of June in the summer season, July, August and first half of September constitute
the South-West monsoon season. The period from middle September to the middle of
November is the post monsoon or transition period.
The summer season sets in April and lasts up to end of June, to be taken over by
the rainy season (during which time it becomes hot and humid). The rainy season sets
in the beginning of July and lasts up till September's end. The winter season starts
after the rains are over from October and lasts up until March's end. May and June
are the hottest months of the year in Barnala (during which time mercury is known
to cross 45 °C).