Sixty large and medium industrial units have been set up in Haryana with an investment of Rs 2,437 crore during the last two years. “These units provide employment to 18,070 persons. Also, about 8,077 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) units have been set up with an investment of Rs 9,248 crore providing employment to over 1,36,689 persons during the same period,” a spokesman of the state Industries and Commerce Department said in Chandigarh on Friday.
MSMEs constitute the backbone of the manufacturing sector with huge employment potential and realising this, the state government has adopted the strategy for establishment of Common Facility Centres (CFCs) in Public-Private-Partnership mode under the Cluster Development Scheme, the official said. He further said that to give a boost to the MSME Sector manufacturing and skill development, two projects of Tool Rooms/Technology Centres are being set-up at IMT Rohtak and at Industrial Growth Centre, Saha with an investment of more than Rs 100 crore each (for both the projects).
Special campaign on startups has been launched to infuse the spirit of entrepreneurship among the young educated population of the State, he added. He also informed that to leverage investments along Dedicated Freight Corridor from Delhi to Mumbai, the Haryana government is planning three major initiatives in collaboration with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Union Ministry of Commerce.
These included integrated multi-model logistic hub in southern Haryana to cater to the entire NCR, Global City in Gurgaon and Mass Rapid Transit System connecting Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal. He said that notification for the Draft Development Plan of Manesar Bawal Investment Region (MBIR), to be developed initially over an area of 402 square km has been issued. Investments in these projects would be to the tune of Rs one lakh crore in Global City project which would include exhibition and convention centre, high value innovation and knowledge industries, central business district and township, he said.