Chandigarh, July 3 : Haryana will have two more prestigious projects as the Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today formally handed over Regular Letters of Allotment (RLA) of land to set up a Research and Development Project of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) at Industrial Model Township (IMT), Faridabad and Rail Linked Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) of Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR) in Industrial Estate Barhi, near Ganaur. Both these projects involved a total investment of Rs 1250 crore and generate employment for 7100 persons. These projects would also generate revenue for the State exchequer and contribute to the economy of the State.
The RLAs were received by Executive Director of IOCL, Mr R. Prabhu and Chief Managing Director of CONCOR, Mr Anil Kumar at a simple ceremony held here today.
While congratulating Mr R. Prabhu and Mr Anil Kumar on initiating the process to set up prestigious projects, the Chief Minister expressed his resolve to develop Haryana as an industrially friendly State and said that the new Industrial Policy would soon be announced.
The Chief Minister who was also replying to the questions of media persons said that the residents of Haryana would get employment in these projects, but if required, people from other areas would also be employed. This, he said would depend on the kind of manpower required for these projects. He said that Haryana would have its share in both these projects. Mr Manohar Lal invited both companies to set up more of their projects in the State.
Mr Manohar Lal said that Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has allotted 59.32 acres of land to the IOCL and about 37 acres of land has also been allotted to the CONCOR to set up their projects. Both these projects were approved by the Higher Level Plot Allotment Committee constituted by the State Government under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Industries, Mr. Devender Singh to consider the allotment of prestigious projects having an investment of Rs.30 crore and above.
The IOCL is India's flagship national Oil Company with business interest encompassing the entire hydrocarbon value chain from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of Petroleum Products to exploration and production of Crude Oil and Gas, marketing of natural gas and Petrochemicals. The IOCL will invest about Rs.300 crore in the next two years and about Rs.900 crore by the year 2019. Out of 59.32 acres of land allotted to the IOCL, the company will utilize 43.74 acres of land for setting up of Demonstration Scale Manufacturing Plant including pilot plants based on their technology and CARE facilities viz. Solar Plants, Gasification Plants, Bio-energy related units etc. The land measuring 15.58 acres will be used for laboratories, research facilities, administrative facilities, visitors centre and academic activities.
The CONCOR would set up its project with an investment of Rs.350 crores for ICD / Dry Port, Domestic Container Terminal and Rail Freight Terminal with Warehousing Complex in Sonipat – Gannaur – Panipat area falling on Delhi – Ambala – Kalka section of Northern Rawilay to facilitate reduction in logistics costs of the industry of the area and provide the EXIM trade faster and cheaper access to the North Western and Western Gateway Ports.
CONCOR is one of the Navratna Public Sector Undertakings of Government of India, under Ministry of Railways which was incorporated in 1988. In addition to providing inland transport by rail for containers, it has also expanded to cover management of Ports, Air Cargo Complexes and establishing cold-chain. Though rail is the main stay of its transportation plan, road services are also provided to cater to the need of door-to-door services.
Those present on the occasion included Haryana Industries Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Sanjiv Kaushal, Principal Secretary, Industries, Mr. Devender Singh, Managing Director HSIIDC, Mr Vineet Garg and other senior officers of State Government and both public sector undertakings.