CM had three separate sessions with the entrepreneurs of Gujarat and the NRIsi during 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 10-01-2015
Chandigarh, January 10—Committed to making good the opportunity offered by the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas to bring industry and investment to Haryana, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, had three separate sessions with the entrepreneurs of Gujarat and the NRIs in Gandhinagar during the last two days. He issued specific instructions to concerned officials of the Industries Department to talk to them individually, answer their queries, work out details and clinch investment offers. The outcome of this indulgent effort has brought Haryana closer to the prospect of investment worth Rs 26,000 crore coming to the state in the next four to five years. While some of those engaged by the Chief Minister and officials evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana in the fields of solar energy, common effluent treatment plants, solid waste management plants, integrated warehousing and processing, others showed keenness in setting up cold chains, food parks and inland container depot of Air Cargo. Put together, these projects would involve an investment of Rs 26000 crore. Apart from this, Amul has also expressed the desire to take up expansion of its existing plants. Specific offers were made by the entrepreneurs and NRIs at a meeting presided over by Mr Devender Singh, Haryana Principal Secretary, Industries, at Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry at Ahmedabad in Gujarat today. Also present were MLA Mr Harwinder Kalyan and Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (HSIIDC) Mr Vineet Garg. At the meeting, the Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India, Mr Pranab Mehta, on behalf of the solar power producers, offered to set up 5,000 MW solar power plants in the state in the next five years provided land waws made available at concessional rates. One such power plant costs Rs 5 to 6 crore. The Director of Kunwarji Group, Mr Bhavin Mehta, offered to invest Rs 900 crore in the state in the fields of integrated warehousing and processing and Rs 125 crore in setting up cold chains. Besides, the group also showed keen interest in developing food parks in the state. Mr Devender Singh invited them to visit the food parks set up at Rai in Sonepat district, Badhi and Rohtak. Similarly, Chairman of Chiripal Group of Companies, Mr Ved Parkash Chiripal, has offered to set up unit for manufacturing polyester film used for food packing over 15 acres of land near the Panipat Refinery at a cost of Rs 600 crore. Apart from this, the group also wants to develop industrial parks in the state. Mr Shailesh Patwari from Narada Enviro Projects Limited has expressed keen interest in setting up common effluent treatment plants and solid waste management plants in different industrial estates in the State. One such plant costs about 20 crore. Likewise, Amul has expressed the desire to expand its dairy business in the state. At present, the milk giant has four units out of which two have already come up and the remaining are being set up. The GSEC Group has also offered to invest in Haryana in setting up an inland container depot. Mr Shankarbhai R. Patel of Unique Dye Chem has shown keen interest in setting up India International Trade Centre in Haryana on the pattern of Yiwu in China. This project would involve an investment of about 10,000 crore on 500 acres of land. Mr Devender Singh said that Mr A.K Maggu, NRI, had called on the Chief Minister yesterday and offered to tie up the educational institutes of Haryana with the best foreign educational institutes of skill development.