Bassi Pathana is the seat of administration of Bassi Pathana tehsil, situated in Fatehgarh Sahib District
. It is a major agricultural trade center in the district; paddy and wheat being the main produce. The town is famous for sewing machine parts and mining machinery.
The nearest airport is at Chandigarh. By road, Bassi Pathana is linked with Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib, Rupnagar, Ludhiana,
Patiala, and Chandigarh.