Industrial Infrastructure is one of the key mainstays in the long term development of the Industry. The Government aims to develop robust infrastructure including core and supporting infrastructure which shall provide long term benefits to the industry and set the State on the path of planned industrial growth. It is also the endeavour of the Government to simplify laws and rules for infrastructure development, management and maintenance through a single Industrial Infrastructure Development Agency in the State.


In order to streamline all the activities pertaining to Industrial Infrastructure development, maintenance and management, Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) needs to be strengthened and the State would set up Punjab Industrial and Business Development Authority (PIBDA), a statutory body to spearhead industrial development including industrial infrastructure in the State.


All Industrial estates, industrial parks, industrial focal points, industrial growth centres etc. (to be referred as Industrial Parks hereafter) developed by the Directorate of Industries (Punjab), Punjab Small Industries & Export Corporation (PSIEC), Punjab Infotech (PICTC) and Punjab Agro Industries Corporation and other such agencies shall be transferred to the Authority for development, management and maintenance.

The Authority shall be declared local authority for the purposes of maintaining various Industrial Parks and shall also be vested with the powers of Special Urban Planning and Development Authority and other powers under Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995 for ensuring planned development of various designated industrial areas under the Master Plan of respective cities.


In order to provide impetus to rapid industrial growth, the State would develop new Industrial Parks, which shall have the best-in-class infrastructure. The State through the Authority will develop 4 major Industrial Parks and 10 other Industrial Parks covering general and sector specific requirements of various industrial sectors. The State would help identify and transfer various village common lands and unutilized government lands for being developed as Industrial Parks. In addition, the Authority will also keep a ready shelf of land bank, earmarked after their due feasibility is established, which can be offered to the Industries.

In order to reduce the upfront investment from the State in assembling and developing various land pockets, making projects viable and greater benefits to the stakeholders, the State would take following steps:

The State will frame appropriate land pooling scheme for acquisition of land for industrial parks.

The State will frame appropriate scheme to develop Industrial Parks in partnership with land owners, where land is  contributed by the land owners and the authority will bring expertise for development and marketing of the Park.  This will be particularly helpful in case of village common lands and a revenue sharing arrangement with village  panchayat will bring greater benefits to both village panchayat and the State.

In case of unutilized government lands, the same may be made available free of cost to the Authority for developing industrial parks.

The Authority would also mobilize upfront payments from the allottees to meet upfront cost of acquisition of land  by allotting the lands with the finalization of layout plan and its approval by the competent authority.

The land value in the area appreciates considerably due to setting up of industrial park at any location, the State would devise a scheme to share part of the increased stamp duty with the Authority

In order to reduce the development cost, the State would avail the financial assistance and grants available  for development of Mega Food Parks, ESDM Parks, Amritsar Kolkata Industrial  Corridor development, Integrated Leather Park, MSME infrastructure upgradation and other  Central schemes for infrastructure development.


Integrated development  – Live, Work and Play

Industrialization and urbanization are related phenomenon and therefore the State would have an integrated approach to face the challenges arising from the same. The State would develop integrated townships with provision of residential, industrial, commercial and other needs rather than developing industrial areas and residential areas separately. These industrial townships should follow a philosophy of Live, Work and Play to ensure high degree of quality of life and liveability.

Land to the Industry at reasonable price  – A large scale mixed land use project would be able to provide land to the industry at reasonable price reaping benefits from other components of the project.

Attracting talent – A township based on live, work and play will be able to provide necessary support for various needs of the professionals and as a result will help in attracting talent for the industry.

Inclusive growth – The needs of urban poor and industrial labour are often not met adequately and they are forced to live in the slums. Various schemes for housing for poor could not be effectively implemented due to lack of availability of land. The new townships will provide land for social housing to cater to the needs of weaker sections of the society particular the industrial workers who would need housing and other facilities.
Decongestion of cities – The State will also enable the industries located in the congested areas of the city or non-conforming zones (where Master Plan stipulates their shifting after certain time period) to the new areas being developed and allow the inner areas for more value added city use.


  • Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC)
    The State will develop area falling in AKIC along the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) as major industrial hub. It will cover important towns of Rajpura, Sirhind, Doraha, Sahnewal and Ludhiana. The State has already identified various land parcels for the purpose of setting up Industrial Estates along AKIC.
  • Chandigarh-Amritsar Industrial Corridor
    The State will develop area falling in AKIC along the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) as major industrial hub. It will cover important towns of Rajpura, Sirhind, Doraha, Sahnewal and Ludhiana. The State has already identified various land parcels for the purpose of setting up Industrial Estates along AKIC.
  • Chandigarh-Hoshiarpur-Gurdaspur Industrial Corridor
    Development of Chandigarh-Hoshiarpur-Gurdaspur Industrial corridor will give a fillip to Kandi Area and Border Area. The State would further carry out the feasibility of various identified land pockets on this corridor and develop new Industrial Parks and Industrial Townships along this corridor.
  • Chandigarh-Patiala-Sangrur-Bathinda Corridor
    Development of Chandigarh-Patiala-Sangrur-Bathinda corridor will ensure development of industrial infrastructure in Malwa region of the State and provide employment opportunities to youth in this region.
  • Development of Economic Corridors along major rivers
    The State will explore canalization of major rivers namely Ravi, Beas and Sutlej and construct high speed economic corridors along these rivers to attract industry and investment, which will develop these areas and provide jobs and growth opportunities to local people.

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