Jalandhar: To boost industrial activity in the Doaba region, a focal point is being set up in Kapurthala district. To be developed by the Punjab Small Scale Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC), the facility will come up on 226 acre at Jhal Thikriwal village on the Subhanpur-Kapurthala road.
A demand survey was issued recently by the corporation seeking applications from prospective entrepreneurs and the type of units they wanted to set up. PSIEC managing director S.S. Rajput said they had identified the land, a short drive from the existing clusters at Jalandhar. The survey was to ascertain the type of units and industries that would be set up by the applicants and create the infrastructure accordingly, he pointed out.
Of the land available 50 acre had been reserved for the IT sector. The rest would comprise small, medium and large plots for units, he added.
He said they had feelers from entrepreneurs for making land available in the vicinity of Jalandhar. After scouting, they pinpointed this place that was ideal for expansion plans of existing industries and good for newcomers, he said.
“Once we receive the applications and get to know what type of units will come up here, development will be set in motion. The last date for submitting the applications is November 7,” he added.
The units expected to come up here included auto parts, hand tools, casting and forging, leather goods, sports and surgical goods, rubber goods, ancillary units of the Rail Coach Factory, Hussainpur, printing and packaging, agricultural implements and tube well fittings, he said.