Gurgaon emerging as major industrial centre

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Chandigarh, Oct 31 (UNI) Gurgaon is fast emerging as a major industrial centre with an investment of Rs 4,107 crore having been made in recent years.

As many as 1,976 large, medium and small scale industrial units have been set up in Gurgaon alone during this period, an official spokesman said here today.

Total exports from district Gurgaon in the Information Technology and ITES industry had touched a mark of Rs 18,000 crore at the end of last financial year.

In the year 2006-07, the software export from Gurgaon was Rs 15,000 crore whereas it was Rs 10,700 crore in 2005-06.

He said it had been made possible due to industrial friendly climate created by the Congress government led by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda which assumed office on March 5, 2005.

Referring to the details of industrial units set up during this period in Gurgaon, he said 1,924 small scale units had been set up with an investment of Rs 1,531 crore and these units provided employment avenues to 45,600 unemployed youths.

He said 52 large and medium scale industrial units were set up with an investment of Rs 2,576 crore and 12,455 youths were provided employment opportunities.

The new units had been set up in the areas of IT and ITES, automobile, garments manufacturing, electronics and automobile parts manufacturing units.

In Gurgaon, the Industry is growing at a rate of about 40 per cent, which is much above the national average of about 28 per cent.

In order to give further boost to IT industry, a regional IT industry promotion office has been set up in Gurgaon.

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