Chandigarh, December 1–The Haryana Industries Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, has said that due to the wrong policies pursued by the previous government, the state could not achieve as much industrial growth as it should have. Soon after coming to power, the present government brought out a White Paper on the economic condition of the state, which revealed shocking facts.
Working on the precept of ‘Sabka Sath-Sabka Vikas’, the state government has implemented the new Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015, under which priority would be given to industrial development in those areas which were neglected by the previous governments.
The Industries Minister was replying to a question raised by MLA, Mr. Aseem Goyal, regarding the status of industrial development in the state during the last ten years, during the Question Hour on the second day of the Winter Session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, here today.
He said that the industrial growth rate kept declining continuously after 2006-07 and the incentive money ranging from Rs 150 crore to Rs 175 crore to be given for encouraging entrepreneurs is still pending. The industrial growth rate was 8.2 per cent in 2005-06, 10.8 per cent in 2006-07, 6.2 per cent in 2007-08, 3.7 per cent in 2008-09, 12.1 per cent in 2009-10, 9.5 per cent in 2010-11, 6 per cent in 2011-12, 4.7 per cent in 2012-13, 2.6 per cent in 2013-14 and 5.9 per cent (provisional) in 2014-15.
The Industries Minister informed the House that the rate of economic growth remained low because no attention was paid to the micro, small and medium industries. In keeping with the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ scheme, these industries have been given priority in the new policy.