To bring small and big industrialists on a common platform,a state-of-the art Trade Center has been earmarked for the city and appropriate land where this center is to come up is being hunted for,announced State Industry and Commerce Minister Anil Joshi,who was in the city on Tuesday to preside over the Lakma Expo,an exhibition-cum-business avenue organised by hosiery traders and industrialists of Ludhiana.
Resolving the issues and problems faced by industrialists is our top priority. And it is due the farsightedness of both Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal that Punjab will very soon be a power surplus state. Regular and uninterrupted power is a boon for industrialist,which means that they will not have to face compulsory offs. Power surplus Punjab will also attract industrialists from other states of the country to come and set up new units here, Joshi said while addressing the gathering.
The minister also maintained that the Trade Center that will come up will put the city and its industry on the international map. To help support small industry,an Industrial park will be created too in the city. Apart from this,short courses will be run in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of Punjab to equip the unemployed youth of our state to work in these units. By re-electing the SAD(B)-BJP government,the people of Punjab have given us an opportunity to carry forward the development tasks we had initiated in our pervious regime, added the minister.
On the occasion,the Ludhiana Apparel and Knitwear Association and other organisations of the city presented a memorandum of demands to the minister,who in turn assured them that the problems faced by the industry would be resolved as soon as possible.