IEP Chandigarh, January 13
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala, stated that 10 NABL accredited labs and quality marking centres will be set up to test the quality of the products across the states. He directed the officers to prepare a proposal in this regard.
The Deputy Chief Minister was presiding over the review meeting of the Industries and Commerce Department here today. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Industries and Commerce Department, Sh. Anand Mohan Sharan, Director General, Sh. Shekhar Vidyarthi, OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Kamlesh Bhadoo and other officers were present.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala directed the officers to implement the policies of Industries and Commerce Department related to rural areas on priority basis. He said that farmers should be given detailed information about agriculture & agro-based industries and businesses so that they can benefit by adding value to their products.
The Deputy Chief Minister was informed that a total of 57 applications were received under ‘Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018’, in which 42 applications were found to be correct and their projects have been approved. These projects are now receiving investments totalling about Rs. 570 crores, of which a grant of Rs. 120 crores have been approved. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers that after studying the projects of the applicants, their subsidy should be issued at the earliest so that they can start their production on time.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala reviewed in detail the ‘Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy 2020’, ‘Logistics, Warehousing and Retail Policy 2019’, ‘Electric Vehicle Policy 2022’ and ‘Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre’ of the department. He asked the officers to speed up the work in the year 2023.
While reviewing the progress regarding various schemes of MSME, he said that the small industries being set up under the said schemes should be given complete support as per the rules so that the employment opportunities for the youth can be increased in the state.
The Deputy Chief Minister was informed that at present there are more than 9.70 lakhs MSMEs in the state, out of which 9.53 lakhs are micro units. More than 19.06 lakhs employment opportunities have been created under MSME in the state, which is a matter of pride for the state.