Haryana increases FAR limit for garments, footwear industry

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Chandigarh, Feb 16 (UNI) In a major relief to the garments and footwear industry in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh today announced the increase in the limit of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 125 to 200 for the industrial units located in old industrial townships.

The Chief Minister made this announcement in a meeting held with the representatives of the industry at Haryana Bhawan, New Delhi.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister asked the industralists to give an undertaking for using the sites only for textile or footwear units for at least next ten years.

The meeting was convened by the Haryana Industries Department to discuss various problems being faced by the garments industry due to appreciation of rupee and other import related conditions.

The CM said the concession would also apply to the footwear industry.

Haryana Labour Minister A C Chaudhary, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister M L Tayal, Financial Commissioner and Prinicipal Secretary Labour Naresh Gulati, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary Town and Country Planning P K Chaudhary, Labour Commissioner N C Wadhwa, HSIIDC Managing Director Rajiv Arora, Town and Country Planning Director S S Dhillon, Industries Director Des Raj Dhingra, Excise and Taxation Commissioner Arun Kumar and Additional Labour Commissioner G Anupama also attended the meeting.

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) had sought to draw attention of the government towards difficulties being faced by the industry presently due to appreciation of rupee and other factor due to which they were forced to scale down their capacities.

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