Punjab attracted Rs 10,000 cr investment since Congress came to power: CM

Punjab has attracted industrial investment of over Rs 10,000 crore since the Congress came to power in the state last year, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said.

"Various initiatives taken by the government has already boosted investment sentiment," Amarinder said in a statement.

"As is evident from the fact that investment of over Rs 10,000 crore has been secured in the past 19 months, since the government took over in March 2017," he added.

The industrial growth in the state is evident from the significant nine per cent increase in industrial consumption of power in 2017-18 over 2016-17, he further said.

As many as 60 new units had been started in Mandi Gobindgarh, in addition to revival of old units, in this period, he added.

On Tuesday, the chief minister launched the Invest Punjab Business First Portal', aimed at further boosting industrial development in the state.

(with news agency inputs)