Chandigarh, July 28 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the new Industrial Policy would soon be announced. He held a meeting with Industries Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu and concerned officers and discussed with them various issues of the policy here today.
Later interacting with media persons, Capt. Abhimanyu said that the draft of State’s Industrial Policy is in last stage and it would be announced within next about 10 days. The main aim of this policy is to increase ease of doing business and reduce cost of doing business.
He said that discussions were being held to include the concept of Make-in-India and Digital India Programmes of the Central Government in this policy. He said that the Government was considering to launch a programme to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and foreign investors.
Capt. Abhimanyu said that industries were migrating from the state during last 10 years for which political corruption in governance of the state was responsible and the increased price of land and was also affecting the industries. He said that the State Government is also working to restart the old industrial units and there are 40 such blocks in Haryana where industrial units needed to be developed. He said that alongwith promotion of pottery industry, scientific equipments, handloom, textiles and other mills, old units would also be be restarted so that the labourers get direct benefit.
He said that the State Government is ensuring industrial development in the state. He said that agro industries, food processing industries and traditional industries in remote areas would be promoted so as to generate employment opportunities.
Capt. Abhimanyu said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal had met with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari and discussed with him the matter for construction of 10 new National Highways in the state. He said that the Chief Minister had discussed the issue of Rail Coach Factory and other rail projects with Union Railway Minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and their meeting was fruitful.
Later while paying floral tributes to former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam here today, Capt. Abhimanyu said that our generation has accepted Dr. Kalam as a national hero and he was a great source of inspiration. He said that India has lost a great son and therefore entire nation is mourning his demise today. The nation would always remember Dr. Kalam, he added.