New Industrial Policy-2015 would be implemented by March 31, 2015: CM 21-02-2015
Chandigarh, February 21–The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, has said that the New Industrial Policy-2015 which is being framed would be implemented by March 31, 2015. Any good suggestion coming after the policy is implemented, would be subsequenty incorporated in the policy. The Chief Minister was speaking at a meeting with representatives of industry associations and industrialists from all over the state on formulation of the New Industrial Policy-2015 at Haryana Niwas, here today. He said that the new policy would plug the loopholes in the Industrial Policy-2005 and 2011. The state government has been taking suggestions from industrialists on the basis of their experience so that the new policy is made simple and easy. A committee has been set up for the purpose. “We want to play a friend to industry and would ensure that the state government worked to the advantage of industry and the workers”, he added. The Chief Minister said that infrastructure like power and roads would be beefed up in keeping with the needs of different areas. It is also being considered how to maintain balance between different areas. While Gurgaon and Faridabad have separate identities, Panchkula, Sonepat and Kundli have their own. Similarly, Sirsa, Hisar and Jind etc have separate identities. The state government is making keen efforts to provide infrastructure all over the state. He disclosed that as many as 44 laws related to industries could be simplified and this issue is being considered. Good provisions made by Gujarat, Punjab and other states in their industrial policies would be incorporated in the new policy after making a complete study on the basis of compatibility. Similarly, if anything good would be found in the industrial policies of foreign countries, these too would be incorporated after complete study and on the basis of compatibility. In keeping with the spirit of the Make in Haryana programme, certain type of industries would be encouraged. The state government feels that facilities should be provided to industries and industrialists to impel them to think in terms of setting up industry in Haryana. He said that power distribution companies of the state were incurring losses of Rs 5,500 crore. “People say I am the first Chief Minister to say that pay electricity bill and get electricity”, he quipped.