Chandigarh is becoming one of the preferred investment hotspots in the country. Its efficient infrastructural facilities together with large green spaces make it an ideal work destination. It is a gateway to the hilly State of Himachal Pradesh and is easily accessible from all the neighbouring cities like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu and kashmir, etc. As a result, it has lots of investment opportunities in the tourism sector. Chandigarh's economy is dominated by various industrial units relating to food products, repair services, basic metals and alloys, machinery, etc. Also, due to competent human resource base, it is a preferable place to the global information technology (IT) companies and has the potential of becoming a knowledge city in the years to come.
Information Technology (IT)
Chandigarh provides an ideal stage for the growth of the information technology (IT) culture and for optimum utilisation of the benefits of IT revolution. The following features have the potential of making Chandigarh an IT leader:-
- Well educated and qualified human resource base;
- Modern architectural planning and sound infrastructure;
- Excellent quality of life;
- More greenery with less polluted environment;
- Close to the national capital and well connected with the rest of the country;
- Policy framework conducive for the growth of the IT industry.
Given this, the Chandigarh Administration aims to create a knowledge-based society through extensive use of IT. The ultimate goal is to use IT as a medium for effective interaction between the administration and the public, so that exchange of information and access to Government departments is speedy and easy. Accordingly, the Government of the city has formulated an IT policy in order to promote the application of IT for the benefit of the people, to implement e-governance, to generate employment and thus to attract investment in the IT field.
Chandigarh is one of the most clearest and greenest city in the country, with rich human resource base and cultural heritage. It is famous for its landscaping and some of its great architectural creations. Most of the buildings are in pure, cubical form, geometrically subdivided with emphasis on proportion and scale. Chandigarh also acts as a gateway to many pilgrimage centres in the neighbouring States of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. It thus offers places of varying interest to the tourists. These includes:- Rock Garden; Rose Garden; Sukhna Lake; Pinjore Garden; Museum and Art Gallery; City Museum; Tower of Shadows; Geometric Hill Museum of Evolution; Kala Gram; Log Huts; Nepli Forests; Fitness Trails (in Leisure Valley); National Gallery of Portraits; Central Plaza; International Doll Museum and Smriti Upvan, etc.