CII, Punjab govt to jointly conduct infra gap analysis

CII, Punjab govt to jointly conduct infra gap analysis

Punjab state government and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will jointly analyse the state's infrastructure gap and develop a roadmap accordingly.

CII, which met with the Punjab government this week, told the media that the gap analysis would look at the existing industry and the type of industry required along with the infrastructure requirement.

The non-governmental trade organisation said that it would jointly study with the Punjab government the available infrastructure and what is needed, and the gap. Inputs will be taken from industry experts having first-hand experience.

CII also listed robust infrastructure, better freight connectivity, ease of doing business and capacity-building initiatives in the state among the priorities.

The Punjab government also sought CII's help to reach out to homegrown entrepreneurs and encourage them to invest more in the state, particularly in industrial parks, cycle valleys and pharmaceutical clusters.

CII also agreed to set up focused sectoral sub-groups of its prominent members which would work with the state government.

Punjab has faced critical issues lately. First, the Covid-19 pandemic-induced six-week long national lockdown, and then the farmers' agitation, particularly the two-month rail roko that brought the movement of raw material and manufactured goods in and out of the state to a halt.

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