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History

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 Patiala.

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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Major Industries

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 network.

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 areas.

Weather Conditions

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).