|Keeping in view the availability of
raw-material, skilled labour, industrial units, local / national /
international demand, future industrial potential of district Mianwali
is discussed hereunder:- It would, however, be kept in mind that though
the above mentioned factors facilitate the success of any industrial
unit, yet the entire success depends upon the investors / entrepreneurs
and the capabilities of the personnel having the managerial control.
Therefore, it is advisable that detailed feasibility of industrial
project must be carried out before making final decision for investment.
|Major crops are wheat and sugarcane. Their
annual average production over the period 1998-2001 was 245 and 205
thousand M.Tons respectively. (Chapter-3, Section 3.1).
In district Mianwali, there are seven
flour mills. The production of wheat does not reflect potential for
additional flour mills.
|As per Livestock Census, 1996, the
population of cattle, buffaloes, sheep and goats was 323, 137, 246 and
455 thousand heads respectively. The annual availability of hides and
skins is estimated at 105 thousand pieces.
There exist good scope for dairy
products, dairy farms, poultry/breeding farms, animal/poultry feed,
cattle/goat/sheep fattening farms
|District Mianwali is quite rich in
minerals. Argillaceous Clay, Coal, Dolomite, Fire Clay, Gypsum,
Limestone, Silica Sand and Rock Salt are excavated in commercial
qualities. There is one cement factory operating in the district.
However, there exists good scope for Dolomite Processing, Fire Bricks/Refractories,
Hollow Glass-ware, Insulators/Capacitors and Ceramics Sanitary-ware. A
careful study may also reflect a potential for a Coal based power
generation unit, a Soda Ash unit based on Rock Salt and a steel mill
based on iron-ore.
|Besides cement factory, other important
industrial units operating in the district are pharmaceutical
(Antibiotics), fertilizer and dyes/chemical manufacturing units.
Developing business relation with these units; paper sacks (for cement),
polypropylene woven bags (for fertilizer), glass ampoules (for injection
filling) manufacturing units possess very good prospects.
Concrete Railway Sleepers/Electric Poles
manufacturing units also have very good prospects provided business
arrangements are made with WAPDA and Railway Department
|DEMAND BASED INDUSTRY|
|Though some important industrial units are
operating in district Mianwali, but it is among the less developed
districts of Punjab. In view of its general requirements, there seems
relatively better prospects for Laundry Soap, PVC Footwear, Brush
manufacturing, Stone Crushing, Cold Storage, Light Steel Fabrication,
Agricultural Implements, etc.
|LIST OF IDENTIFIED PROJECTS|
|In view of discussion given in Section 6.1
to 6.5, the following projects are identified for investment in district
- Agricultural Implements