Ludhiana Bakeries (Punjab)
The industrial city of Ludhiana has a cluster of about 170 bakeries and 30 soya processing units, all of them MSMEs. Small and medium-sized bakeries typically have 2–6 baking ovens each. Captive and micro level bakeries usually operate with a single oven. The baking ovens operate on diesel, LPG, or electricity. The soya units use electrical grinders and diesel-based boilers. The cluster provides direct or indirect employment to more than 6000 people.
Baked products such as breads and buns, cookies and biscuits, and macaroons; soya products such as soya milk and paneer.
Number of MSMEs
Diesel, electricity, LPG
Production & turnover
2500 tpa; Rs 125 crores (1.25 billion)
Total energy consumption (toe)
Energy efficiency initiatives
- TERI-SDC Partnership: Scaling up Energy Efficient Technologies in Small Enterprises (EESE)