Punjab is among the largest producers of cotton, blended yarn, and mill-made fabrics in India. In 2020-21, cotton production in the state was estimated at 21.22 lakh bales.
Punjab, one of the northernmost states of India, is bordered by the Pakistani province of Punjab to its west, Jammu & Kashmir in the north, Himachal Pradesh in the northeast, Haryana in the south and southeast, and Rajasthan in the southwest.
The state’s GSDP (in Rs.) increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.78% between 2015-16 and 2020-21.
As of March 2022, Punjab has a total installed power generation capacity of 14,512.42 MW, with 4,187.70 MW under the central sector, 3,281.20 MW under state utilities, and 7,043.52 MW under the private sector. Of the total installed power generation capacity, 8,729.51 MW was contributed by thermal power, 3,818.28 MW by hydropower, and 1,767.82 MW was generated from renewable energy.
According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), cumulative FDI inflow in the state stood at US$ 778.73 million between October 2019-December 2021.
Raksha Mantri, Mr Rajnath Singh dedicated 44 major permanent bridges, to provide better connectivity to remote areas across seven states and union territories. He also laid the Foundation Stone for Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Centre will set up a first-of-its-kind institute of Inter-Faith Studies in Punjab to promote brotherhood and diversity as part of the year-long activities to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, Union minister Mahesh Sharma said Monday.