Chandigarh, March 30 – Industrial Model Towns (IMTs) will be set up in each district to facilitate the entrepreneurs and give a major impetus to industrial sector in the state.
It was announced by Minister of State for Industries, MR Gopal Kanda at Sirsa today. He said that the State Industrial Policy was re-examined and the new Industrial Policy would be directed towards giving more facilities to the entrepreneurs and investors. Several schemes had been prepared and would be introduced to promote small scale industries in the proposed IMTs of the state. The State Government had already set up an IMT at Manesar and IT Parks at Rai and Panchkula besides Manesar.
He said that provision would be made to give special incentives and privileges to IT industries at these Industrial Model Townships of each district. Apart from this, the physically challenged would be given two per cent reservation in the allotment of industrial plots in the IMTs. Under the new State Policy, stress would be given on investment besides employment generation. In the tenure of Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Direct Foreign Investment of Rs ten thousand crore had been made possible while projects worth Rs 40000 crore of investment had been implemented. At present, projects of Rs one lakh crore were in the pipeline. Today, Haryana was ahead of all the states in the per capita investment and Haryana had become the cynosure of foreign investors.
Mr Kanda said that the State Government had also drafted a policy for regularizing the already established industries of controlled areas. The owners of such industries would be given three months time to apply for the same. Informing about the procedure for applying, he said that the owner who wanted to regularize the related industry, would have to apply in the prescribed form, CLU-1 to the concerned District Town Planner.
He said that April 3, 2010 would be an important day for Sirsa as the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupindeer Singh Hooda would lay foundation for a number of projects in the district. In the present tenure of the Government, projects costing RS 500 crore had been approved for the development of the Sirsa town.