“Jalandhar : The Leading Sports and Manufacturing hub in Asia” The world of sports is a growing industry in India. A thriving sports sector has significant socio-economic impact,asitis instrumental in improving the physical health and mental agility of human resources,and in promotingunity and national pride.Sports asan industry have contributed 1%- 5% of the GDP of various countries. Manufacturing is the foundation of astrong economy.The most successful countries have a strong industrial and manufacturing presence under pinning the ireconomic growth.Manufacturing has the potential to help take many residents,currently living in slums, above the poverty line by providing better paid and higher skilled jobs, goal highlighted in Make in Indian a tional mission.
Jalandhar has the opportunity to build upon its existing sports and manufacturing base to create sustainable jobs,increase productivity and drive innovation.The city would benefit from taking a strategic approach that will focus on the sports and manufacturing sector,including:
• Becoming a leading hub forsports goods globally not just in manufacturing butal so inresearch and development in terms of productionmet hodsand newcutting-edge sporting goods.
• Focusing on the potential of Small and Medium Enterprises ensuring they are ready to up-skill and expand from their current low-techbase to ensure their good sreach national and global consumers.