Chandigarh, February 10: Promising to expand their base in Haryana, several leading companies of South India have offered proposals to invest to the tune of Rs 3000 crore in the State.
This was disclosed by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal while addressing a press conference after having one-to-one meeting with entrepreneurs in Chennai today.
He also announced that the State government would soon unveil its new Labour and IT policies to give further boost to industrial sector as well as provide employment to the youth in the State. The new Labour Policy would be more industrial and labour friendly, he added.
He said that a Skill Development University is also being set up in the State and it has also been decided to constitute an Economic Advisory Council, which would have CEOs and founders of the companies set up in Haryana as its members. The State Government has also set up Haryana Skill Development Mission for skill development of the youth. The Central Government has notified Gurgaon, Manesar, Bawal area and Panchkula as well as Barwala as Brown Field Cluster.
He said that Chief Executive Officers and Business Captains of 12 leading companies of South India met him and expressed their keen interest in establishing their units in the State in the sectors of logistic, manufacturing, food processing, infrastructure, glass industry and education. The prominent among these included Gati Limited, Siemens Industry Software Limited, LUKAS TVS Limited, Saint Gobain India, SCHWING Stetter (India) Private Limited and Farm Fresh Banana.
The Chief Minister also invited the entrepreneurs to participate in the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit-2016 to be organised in Gurgaon on March 7 and 8, 2016 and also in the Haryana Pravasi Diwas on March 9. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is the national partner of this event.
When asked to comment on the quantum of investment which Haryana is expecting to get during the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit-2016, the Chief Minister said that the State Government has signed 20 MOUs with the leading companies and the Wanda Group of China alone has offered to invest 10 billion dollars in the State. Considering the overwhelming response shown by the entrepreneurs in the new Enterprises Promotion Policy -2015, we hope to exceed the target of Rs one lakh crore. He said that we have a target of providing employment opportunities to four lakh youth in the State.
On being asked to comment on the incentives being offered to Micro Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs), the Chief Minister said that the State has been segregated into four sectors. He said that there is no need to get Change in Land Use (CLU) in 38 blocks. He said that under a special scheme for start-up enterprises by first generation professionals and technically qualified youth who are CA, MBA, B.Tech., M.Tech. etc. with five years work experience, no state taxes would be levied up-to a turnover of Rs. three crore or three years , whichever is earlier.
In reply to another question, he said that there was no controversy over the ban on beef in the State. No one has approached the Government in this regard. The Government has already implemented an Act in this regard, he added.
On being asked to comment on the steps being taken for the uniform industrial development in the State, he said that as Haryana has been divided into four pockets – A,B,C,D, the less industrially developed areas have been kept in pocket D. He said that incentives on sale tax and self certification are being given on those areas where the presence of industries is less.
While drawing the attention of media persons towards the ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit’ which is being organized in Gurgaon on March 7 and 8 and Haryana Pravasi Divas on March 9 ,2016, the Chief Minister said that ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit’ is being organized by the State Government with the cooperation of CII. He said that he was holding Roadshows at five different places in the country for the success of the Summit. These Roadshows have already been organized in Delhi and Kolkata and apart from today’s Roadshow in Chennai, he would hold two more Roadshows at Mumbai and Bangalore.
He said that today he had detailed discussion with several CEOs of various companies and Captains of Industries and motivated them to invest in Haryana.
While referring to the significant achievements of the present State government, Mr Manohar Lal said that inspired by the message of Selfless Service enshrined in Bhagwad Gita, the Haryana Government had, 15 months ago, held the reins of administration to serve the masses with the commitment to eliminate nepotism and ensure ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’ (Cooperation of all-welfare of all) as well as balanced regional development.
While reiterating the commitment of his Government to the policy of zero tolerance for corruption, he said that with a view to provide efficient services to the people in a time bound and transparent manner and without any hassle, the Government has started online services like registration of property, CM Web Portal, e-Stamp, e-Disha Sewa, CM Window, Citizen Portal namely ‘HarSamay’, CM e-Dashboard, BISWAS and e-Biz portal.
He said that emphasis is being laid on strengthening of infrastructure development and connectivity for example development of road network, expansion of health services, improvement in power network, skill development of the youth and expansion of educational facilities. The Western Peripheral Expressway would be constructed at a cost of Rs 4,115 crore. The 136 kms long Western Peripheral Expressway that is KMP project was started in 2006 and was to be completed by 2009. But neither the previous Central Government nor the previous Haryana Government were serious about its completion. Now the present State Government has again got the work on the project started. The 135 kms long Eastern Peripheral Expressway would cost Rs 7,558 crore.
The stretch of 70 kms National Highway No.-1 of Mukarba Chowk from Delhi to Panipat would be made eight-lane at a cost of Rs 2,129 crore. The foundation stone of these projects was laid by the Prime Minister on November 5, last. The work on Sonepat-Jind railway line is almost complete. Haryana State has got three new projects involving an investment of Rs 1,074 crore in the Rail Budget of 2015-16. Metro rail service has commenced from Badarpur to Mujesar in Faridabad. There is a plan to expand Delhi Metro from HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon to Sohna road and Kundli in Sonepat. The work has commenced on its expansion from YMCA Chowk in Faridabad to Ballabgarh. We also have a plan to link Gurgaon with Faridabad.
The Chief Minister said that Haryana government has set up a special purpose vehicle for mass rapid transport, under which Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation has been formed to make the mass rapid project functional.A Rail Coach Factory would be set up in the State. Therefore, a special purpose vehicle is being set up for which a MoU would be signed with the Railway.
He said that Haryana Skill Development Mission has been constituted for skill development of the youth and a skill development mission is also being started.A Horticulture University is being set up in Karnal. A food park would be set up at Barhi in District Sonepat and another such park would come up at Samalkha in Panipat district in the private sector.
The Chief Minister said that the Government has formulated an Estate Management Procedure Policy-2015 on the pattern of New Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015. This policy has simplified rules and procedures. Under this policy, the plot allotment procedure will be transparent. No enhancement will be charged from the allottee in future. Relaxation would be given in minimum construction parameters. A provision has been made for partial completion of the project.For reputed projects, exemption has been granted in provisions of exit route. The provisions of plot transfer have also been simplified. The procedure for refund has been simplified for issues of plot surrender or its resumption. The procedure to give complex on lease has also been simplified. There would be no need for any sanction to make any change in the project or to mortgage the plot. Definitions of ‘services’ have been formulated.
Mr Manohar Lal said that service sector is a fast emerging area. The youth are keen to make their career in areas of e-Commerce, Banking, Hotel Management, Tourism, Management, IT and Insurance. This area has ample employment opportunities.
Several incentives have been given in New Enterprises Promotion Policy for development of service sector. Upto 25 per cent of the plots have been reserved in estates of the HSIIDC for entrepreneurs of service sector. While referring to the success of the New Enterprises Promotion Policy, he said that with a view to invite Foreign Direct Investment to Haryana, he had visited USA and Canada from August 16to 24. That was a very fruitful visit. The entrepreneurs of America and Canada, especially the Indo-American and Indo-Canadian entrepreneurs expressed their keen interest to invest in Haryana. Recently, he said that he has been to Japan and China too from January 17 to 23,2016. That visit was also very successful since the entrepreneurs have also expressed their keen desire to invest in Haryana.
He said that he had inaugurated the complex of Snapdeal in Gurgaon in November last. Snapdeal is a unique example to usher-in startup business revolution. More than 5,000 people are employed in the Snapdeal complex at Gurgaon. Snapdeal has set up five fulfillment centres (warehouse) in Haryana. These have provided direct and indirect employment to more than 40,000 persons in Haryana. They have a capacity of two lakh square feet and Snapdeal has a plan to increase their capacity by 50 per cent, which would provide employment to more people.
He said that during last one year, 1,681 micro and small industries as well as nine medium and large industrial units have been set up in the State. They have made an investment of Rs 1,327 crore and have given employment to 39,400 persons.