Tuesday, July 23, 2024




Punjab has essentially an agrarian economy with a low industrial output.

The absence of basic minerals is the main reason for low level of industrial progress. A notable feature of the industrial scenario of the Punjab is its small-sized industrial units. There are 194,000 small scale industrial units in the state in addition to 586 large and medium units. 

Important Industries

Industrial units in the state are namely divided into three:

1. Agro-based industrial units:-  These may be classified as food products, beverages, cotton, wood and paper industries.

2. Machinery units

3. Chemical units