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Business & Industry

The people of this region are mainly involved in agriculture and its allied activities. The industrial set up in district has history back to its rulers. Maharaja Jagatjit Singh had devoted particular attention to promote Industrial development. The Maharaja had set up various industrial units including Sugar Mills at Phagwara, Hamira, Chemical, Steel and Leather Factories at various parts of State. One of the biggest Distilleries in India was setup at Hamira during his regime.

Phagwara is more industrially developed now Rail Coach factory is in Kapurthala town. Rail Coach Factory, the second Coach Factory owned by Indian Railways and third in the country was set up in 1986 at Kapurthala

Kapurthala is very famous for its Rice Thrashing Mills/Rice Shellars Industry. It has about 80 rice shellars in District. It is largest number of rice shellars in any district.

The District is an agricultural market and also has Agriculture tools manufacturing units, Tanneries, Chemical, Paints, Liquor & Milk Plants and other small scale units.

Sugar Mills at Phagwara, Liquor & Milk Plant at Hamira village, Markfed's Oil Plant at Kapurthala City, All the tools used in the agriculture field by the farmers is manufactured by the people of Phagwara. Rubber/Plastic Industries are present in the Kapurthala as well as at Phagwara regions. Kapurthala region has a unit for tanneries and artificial soles.
Many people are involved in making gur, hand loom cloths, furniture making etc.,

Main Industries

JCT, Phagwara

Textile unit of JCT - a flagship company of Thapar group - was incorporated in the year 1946 at Phagwara and went into commercial production in the year 1951.
The Textile Division at Phagwara employs more than 700 workmen and gives indirect employment to lacs of people. the textile division of JCT is the first in the industry to be accredited with the ISO 9002 certification

Jagatjit Industries Ltd.

Jagatjit Industries Limited (JIL) was set up by Mr. L.P. Jaiswal in the year 1944 in
the erstwhile State of Kapurthala under the patronage of His Highness Sir Jagatjit Singh, the then Maharaja of Kapurthala.
Jagatjit is one of the major players in the Alcoholic Beverages business in the country with regular and premium brands like Aristocrat and Binnies.

Oswal Agro Mills Ltd

This Sugar Unit- formerly known as Jagatjit Sugar Mills Co. Ltd.- was set up in 1932with initial crushing capacity of 400 tones per day and is first crushing season was started in 1932-33.

SSK Industries

SSK was founded in 1935 and is today India's oldest and most experienced in the field of Electrical wiring accessories.

Other Main Industries:
Mohan Rail Components Private Limited
Bombay Motor Trading Co.
K F Belting Private Ltd.
Knit Foulds Private ltd.


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