On the occasion of 64th Republic Day, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has declared 2013 as the year of “industry and employment”. “While old industrial estates are being expanded, new industrial model townships are being set up. While there has been an investment of Rs 61,000 crores since 2005, Rs 97,000 crore is in the pipeline,” Hooda said in Rewari district on Saturday.
He added: “Under this process of rapid industrialization, care has been taken to safeguard the interests of farmers and labourers. Special concessions have been given to agro-based industries. Focus has also been laid on development of industry in under developed areas. The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor will usher in a new industrial revolution.”
While saying that emphasis was being laid on development of industry in Rewari, Hooda said: “IMT Bawal has emerged as a major industrial hub and a master plan has been prepared for Manesar-Bawal investment region. An integrated multi-model hub will also be developed in Rewari. The government has spent over Rs 3,221 crore on development of Rewari district. Out of it, over Rs 1,697 crore have been spent on development works in Rewari constituency.”
Elaborating on the state’s growth, the chief minister said: “In 2005, Haryana was at number 14 in per capita investment, but now it ranks at the top. Our land acquisition policy, sports policy and those of social welfare are being followed at the national level.” He also urged people to eradicate social evils of corruption and female foeticide and laid emphasis on empowerment of women.
On power generation, he said, “Four new thermal power plants have been set up, resulting in generation capacity of 5,050 MW. The total generation capacity from all sources has increased to 8,497 MW.”
A 2,800-MW nuclear power plant is being set up at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad. The government is also negotiating to get about 2,000 MW power from Bhutan.”