Haryana developing fast, to implement all projects of priority basis

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New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) Haryana Government has a plan to develop an exhibition complex over an area of 250 to 300 acres near Delhi and it also plans to expand the existing Haryana Pavilion at Pragati Maidan here.

This was stated by Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr Dharam Vir while addressing a press conference at Haryana Bhawan here today.

He said regarding the expansion of Haryana Pavilion, many sites have been identified but final approval would be given by the Central Government.

The Chief Secretary said the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway would be completed within the scheduled period, i.e. by July 2009.

Mr Vir said an agreement has been signed between Haryana and Delhi to introduce taxi service in the National Capital Region. He also said metro rail service would be extended from Gurgaon to Manesar.

Also, a plan is being formulated to connect Faridabad-Bahadurgarh and Sonepat with this service.

Mr Vir informed that under group housing scheme, 700-800 flats were being constructed at Manesar. Under a scheme known as 'Ashiana', 3080 small dwelling units would be constructed in Faridabad and 560 in Gurgaon.

In reply to a question, he said 800 doctors, including 500 specialists, were being recruited to provide services in rural areas.

As a result of tremendous boost given to development of infrastructure by the Haryana Government being led by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, industrial projects involving an investment of about Rs 90,000 crore are under implementation and projects having an investment of Rs 40,000 crore have already been implemented, Mr Vir added.

The Chief Secretary said Haryana has received foreign direct investment of Rs.9000 crore in the last three years. As compared to this significant achievement, Haryana had received a total investment of about Rs 40,000 crore in last about 40 years since its inception.

According to a survey conducted by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in 2007, Mr Vir said Haryana was at the top in the country with per capita investment of Rs 78,709 under implementation. The favourable investment environment has resulted in creation of investment of more than Rs 40000 crore in the industrial sector in the stayte ever since the Industrial Policy 2005 was announced. He also informed that so far, the State has received foreign direct investment of Rs 12500 crore and out of which FDI of Rs 9000 crore has come up after the implementation of this new industrial policy.

Talking about export, he said the same has exceeded Rs 40,000 crore in the year 2008-2009. Major export items are Software, Handloom products, Scientific Instruments, Garments, Automobiles&Automotive components, Electrical appliances, Rice, Guargum, Pickles etc.

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