Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Friday offered to organise the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Gurgaon.
Speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas at Gandhinagar, he said, “Gurgaon is located just five kilometres from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and counted among the highly developed cities of the country. Ultramodern facilities of livelihood are available in this city. It is my humble request to the Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to give us the opportunity to organize the next ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ in Gurgaon keeping in view the ultra-modern facilities available there”.
The CM also urged the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to come and invest in Haryana and assured them land, hassle-free clearances, adequate and quality power along with necessary environment to do business.
“I invite you to come to Haryana, invest in the sector of your choice, and be partners in growth. Come and invest today to reap a bountiful tomorrow. When you take the call, you will feel wanted and shall find us waiting.”
The state government is also in the process of formulating a new industrial policy to spur growth and give industrialisation a decisive push.
“We value your views; your expectations will serve us as guidelines; and you will always remain our source of strength,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that playing the facilitator, the Haryana Government had made special provisions for the NRIs through policy and institutional mechanism. Up to 10 per cent of the industrial plots in each industrial estate, set up by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), are reserved for allotment to NRIs and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), and for units with 33 per cent or more FDI in total investment.
Besides, a Foreign Investment and NRI Cell has also been set up for providing guidance and advisory services to potential NRI and PIO investors and addressing the problems faced by them related to property, marital discord and law and order, etc.
“We want to offer Haryana as a corporate capital, as an industrial destination, and, as a residential and entertainment centre while retaining its edge in manufacturing, services and knowledge sectors. It is indeed going to be Destination Haryana all the way during the coming years. A clear vision, political will, good governance, empathy, empowerment, partnerships and creativity will be the keywords to drive the future success of Haryana,” he assured the gathering.