Aiming to Turn a Sport City into a Sports World with Smartcity Vision for the Citizens
The city of Jalandhar is one of the oldest citiess inceit finds earliest mention in the times of King Kanishka(100A.D.).Has one of the 51 Shakti peeth of the Country.The city had been capital of Punjab before formation of Chandigarh.
A Sports Hub
Possess good Sports infrastructure(11 Sports facilities comprising stadiums,colleges,etc)that produced various national and international players(21 Olympians & 12 International in Hockey,3 Olympian & 12 International in Athletics, 19 International in wrestling, 2 International in Table Tennis, 3 International in Cricket,3 International in Swimming, 3 International in Badminton and 5 International in Football). It is also hub for Sports Training with Private Sports Academies like Harbhajan Singh’s CricketAcademy.
A Prominent Sports & Handtool Industrial Hub
Jalandhar is internationally specialized in manufacturing of Sports Goods,Leather Goods,HandTools, Pipe Fittings and Surgical Implements etc.For 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,Jalandhar supplied 80,000 soccerballs(Source:IBEF).The share of Small Scale Industries has been found to be of the order of 99.77%. (Source Master Plan 2031).Small scale industrial units is generator of major proportion of employment in the city.As per the master plan,out of the total employment in Industrial sector,97.06% of people are employed in SmallScale Industries.
Strong Regional Linkages
The city is well connected with other areas of state as well as the country through roads like NH1, NH1A, NH70 and NH71 and by raillinks.
Adequate Health &EducationFacilities
Has universities, engineering colleges and is also hub of Medical facilities with 396 health care units.
Strong NRI community which aspires to have Quality of Life
Ranked 28th at National in terms of sanitation with more than 95% of households having toilets.