Chandigarh: The Punjab government is all set to unveil ‘New Industrial Promotion Policy’ focusing on inclusive growth from April 1 this year, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday.
Sukhbir, who is also Minister for Investment Promotion while inaugurating North India Textile Conclave 2013 in Chandigarh, said that he had constituted a core group of industrial honchos and based upon their organized inputs besides incorporating the suggestions of Governance Reforms Commission, Punjab is all set for a game changer industrial investment promotion policy.
He said that the new policy besides focusing on inclusive growth, tapping the inherent advantages of the state, would lay out the blue print for industrial revolution for next 25 years.
Describing Textile as a "biggest catalyst of growth", he said that the beauty of this sector is that it ensures dispersion of prosperity in every section of the society besides giving a big push to employment especially to the women.
He said that "the promotion of textile industry was our main agenda and new Investment Promotion policy besides cutting red tapism and archaic rules would be aggressive policy to attract investment in every sector".
Presenting Punjab as "best investment destination" in the country, he said that it would be the first state in the country that would be power surplus by December and would be able to sell power to other states.
"We have demand of power from even Pakistan and it was for Union Government to take a decision (to allow export of power to Pakistan or not)", he said adding that besides power, Punjab offers world class road connectivity with every city linked with 4/6 lane roads, air connectivity with 3 international and 3 domestic airports.


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