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New Industries Policy 2017

The State of Punjab is known for its leadership position in the country with rapid strides in all round growth and prosperity. The State has done remarkably well in sectors across the spectrum such as Agriculture, Industry, Health, Education, Sports, Arts, Literature and Culture. The State has excellent infrastructure, human capital, progressive and enterprising people, who can transform every potential opportunity into success. Punjabi diaspora is spread across the world and has carved out a niche for itself.



Information Technology Policy- 2013

The Information Technology (IT) sector has made a remarkable progress in the last few decades. It has transformed the country and the world by enabling innovation, increasing productivity, connecting people and communities, improving standard of living and opportunities across the globe. While changing the way individuals live, interact, and work, IT has also proven to be a key precondition for enhanced competitiveness and economic and societal modernization, as well as an important instrument for bridging economic and social divides and reducing poverty.



Periphery Policy

The Chandigarh Periphery Controlled area was created with the twin objectives of ensuring a planned future expansion of the New Capital City and to prevent mushrooming of unplanned construction around it. The Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control act, 1952 accordingly aimed at regulating the use of land and preventing unauthorized and unplanned urbanization in a 16 kilometre periphery.

Since then, planned satellite townships of SAS Nagar (Mohali) and Panchkula have come up in the Periphery in addition to a large cantonment. Further in 1990, the State Government declared an area of 10,000 Acres near Dera Bassi, falling within 23 villages of Patiala district, to be a Free Enterprise Zone (FEZ), where the setting up of industries was to be permitted.


Tourism Policy 2003

To develop tourism as the major industry of Punjab by providing leadership and organizational & strategic direction, to improve the quality of the tourism product, to develop places of tourist interest, to provide necessary facilities for all categories of tourists and pilgrims, to market Punjab Tourism Products internationally and domestically so as to provide employment and for the economic, environmental, social and cultural benefit of our citizens.



Water Policy 2008 (Draft)

Water is the most essential natural resource for life, next to air, a basic human need, the most important input for all development activities and a precious State natural resource. Efforts need to be made to develop, plan, conserve, utilize and manage this important resource, both surface and ground water, in a judicious, equitable sustainable and sound economic manner. This should be guided by the State and national perspective, to support the growth of State's economy and well being of the population in response to growing demand for drinking water, agricultural production, industrial production and generation of electricity.