Adarsh Gram Yojana to push rural development in Haryana

CII & Government of Haryana organised Pravasi Haryana Divas Roadshow in Delhi to invite NRIs to invest in the state
Adarsh Gram Yojana to push rural development in Haryana

Government of Haryana is committed to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in the rural areas through Swa-prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana (SPAGY), which seeks to translate Gandhian Vision of reconstruction of villages of India so that it may be as easy for anyone to live in them as it is supposed to be in cities, Vipul Goel, Haryana Industry Minister said on Monday.

Addressing the fourth roadshow for Pravasi Haryana Divas in New Delhi, he said,"Haryana is changing and perception about Haryana is changing even faster. The state has improved in Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) rankings from 14th to 6th position in a short period."

Government of Haryana in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised the roadshow. Industry leaders of Haryana origin attended the roadshow aimed to invite NRIs and people of Haryana origin to come and invest in the state.

Goel said, "We are aiming at not only highlighting available avenues for investments in various sectors, but also offering concrete opportunities for meaningful contribution towards improving the lives of the people of Haryana. With saying all this, I am here to invite you all to Pravasi Haryana Divas on January 11, 2017 at Gurugram.”

He said steps such as special Skill Development University, which will start soon and Haryana Kaushal Vikas Nigam will go a long way to develop the state for a modern future. “State government is working on Aerospace & Defence Policy, IT, Food Processing Policy, Retail Policy, Textile Policy, Footwear Policy, to boost Ease of Doing Business in the state," he said.

According to the Minister, Health, Education, Tourism, Media & Entertainment are the key sectors where in the state is looking for business partnerships with the industry.

In Happening Haryana summit, 11 corporates signed MoUs with government of Haryana to adopt villages. In June 2016, five villages were nominated by the President for making smart village in Haryana. 18 villages have been adopted by Maruti Suzuki, DLF Foundation, JCB, Power Grid, Indian Oil, Manav Rachna trust under Swa-Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana/CSR. “The state welcomes your support in developing Haryana villages so as to bridge urban-rural divide,” Goel said.

Sudhir Rajpal, MD and Principal Secretary, HSIIDC, said, “In widespread reforms, the government has focused on reducing the cost of production with 1200 acres of new land made available by HSIIDC, Panchayat land for industrial use is under consideration, Land available for long term lease of 33 years. For affordable power, tariff has been considerably reduced & updated tariff will be announced very soon by the State. Owing to 164 engineering colleges, 187 polytechnics, 176 MBA colleges, 123 ITIs, skilled labour is easily available in Haryana.”

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