Fertile regions.Rapid industrialization.Development of small, medium and largescale industries.Enormous potential in agriculture, scientificinstruments, electrical goods, machinetools, textiles, etc.
Punjab has advancedindustrialization in the farmsector. It produceswheat, oilseeds, cotton, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables, milk, honey and other animalhusbandry products.
Punjab is a major grower ofcotton. Has a long establishedindustry of cotton spinning andweaving. Ludhiana textile industrycontributes more than 28% of theoutput of Punjab.
The sugar mills in Punjab arelocated atBatala, Gurdaspur, Bhogpur, Phagwara, etc.Morinda sugar mill is thebiggest in Punjab with crushingcapacity of 4,000 tonnes ofsugarcane.
The Guru Gobind SinghRefinery in Bhatinda is thelatest project to boost Indiasrefined hydrocarbon productcapacity. The refinery produces petcoke, sulphur, aviation turbinefuel, mineral oil, keroseneoil, high speed diesel, etc.
Caters largely to the lowervalue replacement market.Growing rapidly.implications for employmentand income generation in Punjab.
Punjab is a major centre for themanufacture of bicycles.Accounts for over threequarters of the bicycle componentmanufacture in the country.
Dairy industry is one of the mainsources of economic developmentin the state of Punjab. They sell milk, flavored milk, icecream, yoghurt, ghee, cheese, milk cake etc. It provides good diet for thehealth of rural masses.
Jalandhar is known for themanufacturing of Hand Tools likeSpanner set, screw driver, nosepliers etc. 50 units are engaged in themanufacturing.Giving employment to 8000people.
Surgical Instrumentsunits are labour intensiveunits. There are 275 units inJalandhar providingemployment to 2500persons.
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