Sargodha is largey an agricultural and industrial city. The vast fields on the city have allowed the farmers to develop a range of crops and animal breeding programs. Some of the main crops include citrus wheat rice and sugar cane which are exported to the other cities as well as internationally. Citrus fruits such as oranges (locally known askinnows),Guavas and Mangoes are main fruits grown in the district. As well as Jaman, Pears, Dates, Pomegranate, Phalsa and Almond are also grown in minor quantities. Turnip, Onion, Cauliflower, Potatoes and Tomatoes are main vegetables grown in the district. The main livestock for the city include goats, sheep, buffaloes and cattle.
At present, six textile mills, four sugar mills, ten flour mills, one milk plant, one fruit concentrate unit, nineteen rice husking units one cotton ginning / pressing factories and Fifty four oil expelling units are operating in the district.
In view of availability of various types of raw-material and related existing industries, there exists potential for corn oil / starch / glucose, rice bran oil, furfural from corn cobs, rice husk briquettes, fruit concentrate and fruit juice units. Vegetable dehydration has also a good prospect.
Even with agricultural goods being the major income generator for the city as well as the district, the economy and industry has been diversifying itself to generate more demand for other goods which can be manufactured and produced in the city. Other industrial markets include: Beverage, manufacture of diesel engines, foundry products, glass products, leather footwear, oil mills, pesticides, insecticides, poultry feed, plastics, readymade garments, tannery as well as textiles and poly industory.
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