Haryana exports software worth Rs 14,000 cr

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Chandigarh, Mar 20 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said Haryana was the third largest exporter of software amongst the Indian states with an export of Rs 14,000 crore thus registering a growth rate of more than 40 per cent.

The Chief Minister was addressing the Management Committee meeting of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries here today.

He said the state had also achieved a growth rate of 10.5 per cent last year and the target for the 11th Five Year Plan has been fixed at 11 per cent.

Mr Hooda said Haryana had emerged as the fastest growing state in the country with the highest per capita income among all the bigger States of the country with per capita investment of Rs 78,500.

Similarly, the exports from the state had also exceeded Rs 30,000 crore in the year 2006-07.

The Chief Minister said Haryana had also done extremely well in financial management and in maintaining fiscal discipline in the country. Besides, the plan expenditure had also been doubled during the last three years.

Mr Hooda maintained that Haryana, with its unique strategic advantages, offers world class residential and commercial facilities along with the cosmopolitan ambience because of a large number of multinationals.

''Our effort has been to strike a harmony between social, industrial and residential infrastructure,'' he said.

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