Haryana CM promises ease of doing business in state

Gurgaon, Mar 8 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today promised entrepreneurs and investors to give all support to industrial ventures, and provide favourable conditions to promote ease of doing business.

Addressing the investors on the opening day of Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit in Gurgaon today, the chief minister further hinted at some major economic policy reforms to boost industrialisation and the economy of the state.

"I promise that you will never find my government hesitating in going the extra mile to support your venture.

We have planned some major economic policy reforms in the coming days," Khattar said in the two-day summit.

He said the state's Enterprises Promotion Policy, 2015 is just a beginning of such reforms and requested the investors to come forward with comments and suggestions for its improvement.

The Haryana government has planned to amend the Factories Act to exempt industrial units using power and employing less than 20 workers, he said.

The Payment of Wages Act will also be amended for the benefit of workers.

Listing some of the key initiatives taken to make things easy for investors, he said Haryana had already ended the uncertainty over future enhancements in the cost of industrial plots, launched e-biz portal, introduced automatic CLUs in 75 blocks, among others.

"Whatever little remains, is in the works and would be yours, very soon," he added.

On connectivity, he said the 54-km-long Manesar-Palwal section of the KMP Expressway would be inaugurated later this month. The Kundli-Manesar section will be made ready in exactly 343 days from today.

"I envision Haryana as a futuristic state, with smart villages and cities and e-governance solutions for all public services.

We will do everything to reduce the cost of doing business and to enhance the ease of doing business in Haryana," he said.

Solar Energy Policy, 2016 would be launched tomorrow which aims at installing 4,000 MW capacity in five years through numerous steps like grant of status of industry, exemption from Land ceiling laws and price preference of two per cent for one to two MW producers located in Haryana.


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