Punjab to create product specific industrial zones: Sukhbir
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the government has finalised a plan to create product specific industrial zones for giving a boost to industrialisation in the state.chandigarh Updated: May 16, 2012 21:48 IST
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the government has finalised a plan to create product specific industrial zones for giving a boost to industrialisation in the state.
Speaking on the occasion of installing NK Sharma as chief parliamentary secretary attached with the industries and commerce minister here, Sukhbir said that Bathinda area would be developed as a textile zone whereas IT industry would be promoted in SAS Nagar, Mohali and Rajpura.
Kapurthala would be new hub of hand tools whereas leather industry would be promoted in Jalandhar-Kapurthala area. He said that with the completion of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh International Airport at Mohali, Industry in Punjab is set to get a big boost.
On promoting foreign investments, he said he had meetings with various industrial houses who were keen to invest in Punjab and the results of the meetings would come out in the next few days.
"A world class infrastructure coupled with quality power is automatically attracting investment in the state and various industrial houses are showing keen interest to set up manufacturing base in Punjab," he said.
First Published: May 16, 2012 21:38 IST