FUTURE INDUSTRIAL POTENTIAL
 

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.
AGRICULTURE
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.

LIVESTOCK
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

MINERAL
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.
INDUSTRY
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 Mianwali:

- Agricultural Implements
- Bone Crushing
- Brush Manufacturing
- Cold Storage
- Ceramic Sanitary-ware/Table-ware
- Cattle/Sheep/Goats Fattening Farm
- Coal Based Power Generation Unit
- Dairy Farms
- Dairy Products
- Dolomite Processing
- Fruit Juices
- Fruit Preservation
- Fire Bricks/Refractories
- Glass Ampoules for Injection Filling
- Hollow Glass-ware
- Insulators/Capacitors
- Laundry Soap
- Leather Products/Garments
- Light Steel Fabrication
- PVC Footwear
- Poultry /Breeding Farm
- Poultry Processing Unit
- Poultry/Animal Feed
- Paper Sacks for Cement Packing
- Polypropylene Woven Bags for Fertilizer Packing
- RCC Railway Sleepers/Electric Poles
- Steel Mill Based on Iron-Ore
- Soda Ash
- Stone Crushing
- Tannery
- Vegetable Dehydration/Freezing

Source: www.punjab.gov.pk