Kolkata investors promise 5000 crores investment in Haryana

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Haryana has received proposals for investment of Rs 5000 crore from the potential investors of Kolkata in the field of food processing, manufacturing, infrastructure, power, solar energy, hospitality, IT, e-governance and education. Also, Haryana’s new Solar Policy will soon be released to give boost to projects based on solar energy.
This was disclosed by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal while addressing a press conference after having a one-to-one meeting with investors in Kolkata on Saturday.
Manohar Lal said that Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Directors of 14 leading companies met him and offered to expand their base by setting up their units in Haryana. Apart from this, many entrepreneurs who are in touch with him have expressed their keen desire in making investment in Haryana, CM said.
The Chief Minister said that the state would come up with the new Solar Policy under which many incentives would be offered on setting up of solar power plants in the State. This would not only encourage the use of solar power, but would also boost the solar power industry in a big way, he added.
In reply to a question, he said that the State Government has simplified the process of Change of Land Use (CLU). He said that similarly, 31 Blocks have been identified in the state where there would be no need of NOC whereas in other blocks , on-line process has been set up  for giving time bound clearances.
On being asked about the availability of land in Haryana for the big industries, the Chief Minister said that we have 31 Industrial Estates developed and managed by Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) where 2000 Plots of different sizes are available. Multiple options are available for private developers who want to develop industrial units in Haryana.
In reply to a question, the Chief Minister said that the aim of inviting the industrialists of Kolkata was to give them the opportunity to expand their base in Haryana. He said that there were many industrialists of Haryana who have also set up the units in West Bengal, Assam and other parts of the country.
The Chief Minister said that our aim is to attract maximum investment in Haryana from across the country and abroad so as to ensure industrial development and provide maximum employment opportunities to the youth. “In the same series, we have decided to organize Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit-2016 at Gurgaon”, he said, He said that he has also invited the entrepreneurs of Kolkata to this summit.
Manohar Lal said that the first Road Show was organized in Delhi and three more such roadshows would be held at Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Confederation of  Indian Industry (CII) is the National partner of this event.
He said that Haryana has become a favorite destination for the industries of national and international level units due to its locational advantage and skilled manpower. He said that Haryana surrounds Delhi from three sides and has good rail, road infrastructure and air connectivity. He said that the state government has also requested the Government of India for developing an international airport at Hisar.
Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister Capt. Abhimanyu said that Haryana is a progressive state which contributes in national GDP three times of its size. He said that Haryana has peaceful law and order situation and has industrial friendly climate. The political and administrative system is supportive. He said that the focus of new Enterprises Promotion Policy -2015 is to provide ease of doing business, ensuring balanced regional development of entire State and single window clearances.
Haryana Chief Secretary D.S Dhesi, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Devender Singh and other senior officers of Haryana Government were also present on this occasion.

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