IEP Chandigarh, February 9
Haryana Chief Minister while terming the State as a pre-eminent Investment destination invited the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to invest in the State.
“Since 2019, we have received an investment of US $ 5.22 billion. Besides this, the State’s export has also increased to Rs 2.17 lakh crore, informed, Sh. Manohar Lal during the meeting with the SCO members at Surajkund, Faridabad.
He assured the member countries for full cooperation from the State Government in setting up their business ventures in Haryana. Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D. S. Dhesi, Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal and representatives of various countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other dignitaries also remained present during the meeting.
SCO’s participation in the Surajkund International Crafts Mela will play a key role in strengthening global economies
The Chief Minister said that the participation of the SCO in the Surajkund International Crafts Mela will work to bring the countries onto the global stage and strengthen their economies.
“The Surajkund International Crafts Mela has been organized here since 1987. It has made a mark on the world map. Today Haryana is among the rapidly growing states. The participation of various countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in this Mela is very pivotal as artists of every country are proudly displaying the unique colours of their culture and are showcasing the best of its heritage in the form of handicrafts and performing arts,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
“Besides, B2B (Business to Business), B2C (Business to Customer), and G2G (Government to Government) connections, Haryana believes doing business with H2H, means Heart to Heart connection,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
We are among the leading states on the parameters of economic development
The Chief Minister informed that Haryana is also among the leading states on the parameters of economic development. The offices of 400 Fortune companies of the world are set up in Gurugram, the Economic Capital of the state.
“Haryana is a leading software exporter of the country. It ranks second in the country and first in North India in terms of providing logistic facilities to industries. More than half of the State’s area comes in NCR. We are developing it as a logistic hub to increase industry and trade in this region,” informed Sh. Manohar Lal.
Haryana is among the top achievers category in the State Ease of Doing Business ranking
The Chief Minister said that Haryana is a leader in the manufacturing of many products like cars, two-wheelers, tractors, scientific instruments, footwear etc. About 50 percent of the country’s four-wheelers are manufactured in Haryana, he added.
“Today more than 1,000 industrial units are established in the state. These include Siemens, Suzuki, GE, Honda, Smithkline Beecham, JCB, Hollister, Harvel, Osram, Mitsubishi, IBM, Yokohama, Alcatel, POSCO, LG, Perfetti, Johnson Matthey, Becton Dickinson, Caparo and Harley Davidson. The state has excellent air, rail and road connectivity,” informed Sh. Manohar Lal.
He said that Haryana is swiftly taking forward the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024. For this, emphasis is being laid on enabling policies, availability of quality infrastructure and ease of doing business, industry-friendly environment and incentives.
“Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy-2020 have been formulated specially to promote industries. We have also formulated a new policy to promote the manufacturing of electric vehicles in the state. Maruti Suzuki is setting up a third plant on 800 acres at IMT Kharkhoda, which will manufacture electric vehicles,” informed Sh. Manohar Lal.
Dedicated efforts are being made to promote Tourism
The Chief Minister said that Haryana also has immense possibilities for tourism. In order to develop the state as a tourism hub, a Safari Park is being developed in Gurugram and Nuh in the Aravalli Mountain range. This will be the biggest project in the world. The world’s largest safari park will be set up in an area of 10,000 acres in Gurugram and Nuh districts shared Sh. Manohar Lal.
Secretary, Foreign Affairs, Government of India, Sh. Sanjay Verma said that Haryana is the fastest-growing state in the country today.
“Haryana has made tremendous progress in all fields in the recent past,” he added.
Praising the Surajkund Mela, he said that when he was a student, he had visited this Mela. At that time it gave a glimpse of a small garden party, but today after 36 years, he is happy to see that this Mela has become of international level.
He said that this Mela is not only the pride of Haryana but also of the entire India.
He called upon the members of SCO nations to invest in India.