IEP Chandigarh, November 17
Before 2014, hardly anyone had identified Haryana’s export potential, but ever since Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has been sworn in as the Chief Minister, several schemes have been implemented to promote industrial exports.
Consequently, not only Haryana got a new identity but the State has taken a quantum leap in its export graph. As per the official figures in 2013-14, Haryana exported goods worth Rs 68,032 crore, while increasing this by four-fold to touch exporting goods worth Rs. 2,17,222 crore.
Because of the radical changes brought about by the Chief Minster to promote the Ease Of Doing Business (EODB), Haryana is now third in the country and first in North India in terms of EODB, whereas in the year 2014 it was at 14th position.
Obviously because economic development has also remained the utmost priority of the Chief Minister and during his consecutive tenure, he had always laid emphasis on boosting Industrial growth in Haryana so as to provide livelihood to the people of the State along with making Haryana a preferred global investment destination.
Guided by the principle of ‘Minimum Government and Maximum Governance, the Manohar Lal Government has created an ecosystem of Ease of Doing Business (EODB) which not only matches global standards but is even more investment-friendly and has also given a powerful administrative structure in the industrial sector of the state.
To propel the State to the next level of growth trajectory, Enterprise Promotion Policy (EPP) in the year 2015 was launched. The policy is aligned with the ‘ Make in India’ ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skilling India’ campaigns of the Government of India and offers best-in-class incentives to attract investments in the state.
Furthermore going a step ahead to create a more conducive environment for the industries in the state, for the first time Haryana has formulated The Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy (HEEP), 2020, after considering suggestions from the industrialists of the state.
The Policy fulfills Chief Minister’s vision to establish Haryana as a competitive and favoured investment destination, achieve regional development, and export diversification and augment livelihood opportunities for its people through resilient economic development. The policy objective is to attract investments of Rs. 1 lakh crore and generate 5 lakh jobs in the State. Many big investors are currently coming forward to invest.
Notably, the Manohar Lal-led government took another lead in introducing one of its kind initiatives when it launched the Programme to Accelerate Development for MSME Advancement (PADMA) programme to strengthen the economic condition of every region.
Under PADMA ‘clusters’ of small and medium industries are being established at the block level. Clusters have been formed in all 143 blocks of the state, even in the first phase the work of developing 40 clusters has started. Brands namely ‘Har Amrit’ for fertilizer, ‘Har Agro’ for cattle feed, ‘Haryana Fresh’ for mineral water, ‘Ikshu’ for sugar are being promoted to give special recognition to the products of the state.
Five special policies have been implemented for agriculture and food processing, textiles, warehousing-logistics retail, pharmaceutical and MSME sectors. For settlement of government dues and other disputes, help has been provided to industrialists through’ Vivaadon ka Samadhan’.
In order to reduce the ‘cost of doing business’ in industries, a special leasing policy was formulated for industrial plots so that the small industrialist does not have to spend much of his money on the purchase of plots. ‘Udyog Mitra Yojana’ was launched to create skilled manpower as per the requirement of industries and Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre was created to provide approvals to entrepreneurs under one roof.
State-of-the-art industrial and Commercial Township is being developed on about 3,300 acres of land near Kharkhoda town in Sonipat district and IMT is being developed on 1400 acres at Sohna in Gurugram. Walmart Vriddhi E-Institute has been started by Walmart in Panipat. Setting up of Medical Device Park in Panipat and Bulk Drugs Park in Hisar and Food and Drug Testing Lab in Panchkula are among some of the ambitious industrial development projects being undertaken by ‘Manohar Sarkar’.
“We are providing a conducive environment to the investors because of which the State has become a favourable investment destination. No stone is left unturned to facilitate prospective investors by taking care of their investments and other needs. State government’s investment-friendly policies are becoming a role model among other states,” Sh. Manohar Lal Chief Minister.