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Ludhiana: SWOT

MEENAKSHI VERMA AMBWANI | Updated on January 27, 2018 Published on March 08, 2016

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STRENGTHS:

One of India’s richest cities; $40 million export market

Asia’s largest hub for bicycle manufacturing

Vibrant centre for hosiery, knitwear, garments

WEAKNESSES

In world’s top 10 cities with worst air pollution

Densely populated; lack of footpaths and cycle tracks

No effluent collection network

OPPORTUNITIES

Scope for promoting bicycles/e-rickshaws

Room for expansion of affordable housing for weaker sections

Rainwater harvesting to replenish ground water

THREATS

In seismic zone IV (high damage risk zone)

Competition from China for industrial goods

90% of city has no stormwater network

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Published on March 08, 2016
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