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To rejuvenate the agro industries in the state, the Captain Government will seek the help of Union Minister Harsimrat kaur Badal. Government is planning to make agro industry as major industry in the state. This effort is also to extract the farmers from the deficit. The Government’s effort included the execution of nearly 25 closed industries of Punjab Agro. The Chief Minister of Punjab is going to hold a meeting to get feedback from Punjab industrialists on July 25,in Chandigarh, in this regard.Due to the facilities and other amenities given to the hill states by the Centre, thousands of Punjab’s industries have been closed or shifted from Punjab to other states. Farmers of Punjab are currently experiencing sensitive time due to financial hardship, suicides of farmer, labours and traders.
Punjab is one of the most fertile regions in India. It produces 10.26 percent of India’s cotton, 19.5 percent of wheat and rice besides rice, maize, fruits and vegetables.It is believed that there is no proper coordination between work and requirement. Wheat is costlier in Punjab due to taxes. There is also food sector, where not only Punjab can play big role but also improve its condition better.
According to information, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh had sought help from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chandigarh. Gurmeet Singh Bhatia, Chairman of the Punjab Council of the Federation, said that the new Government had designated responsibility to CII, in this regards. He said that to receive feedback from CII for Agro-based industries, a meeting is called in the leadership of CM Amrinder Singh, on July 25, where the Government may announce its Industrial policy. He also said that CII has already recommended food processing industries as feedback to Government. In a programme at CII, , Mr R K Verma, Secretary, Industries & Commerce & Information Technology, Government of Punjab, said, “For past three months, the Government of Punjab has been intensely focused on formulating the new Industrial policy for the state in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry. The aim is to revamp industrial and manufacturing sector. The draft policy is with CII for feedback from the industry.”According to the information, the focus of the Government will be on food processing industries and marketing of agro products. After the implementation of Industry Policy of the state, a delegation from Government of Punjab will seek help from Union Minister for Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and her department. The Punjab government is going to emerge Agro Industries as its major industry in the Punjab. The Captain Government’s first recruitment is also going to be in the Punjab Agro Industry.
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