Haryana targets Rs 30,000-cr exports
HARYANA chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said the total exports from Haryana which had increased to Rs 25,000 crore in 2005-06 would likely cross Rs30,000 crore in 2006-07. Hooda while addressing media persons in the State Legislative Assembly said that his state has experienced the most striking change in its investment scenario with per capita investment of Rs.78,500 under implementation and ranked number one state in the country by Capex Database Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy (CMIE),an independent body. According to this analysis, 10 years ago Haryana was ranked at number 14 and five years ago it was ranked at number 13. Now in 2007, Haryana has ranked at number one with per capita investment of Rs.78,500 showing 856 per cent change over 2002-2007, the CM said. According to this analysis, the total investment figure under implementation is s.1,86,045 crores, as in June 2007. “We examined data on projects under implementation in various states in the CMIE Capex date base . We compared date for June 2007 with June 2002 to assess how a State has fared on investment compared to its previous performance. For proper comparison we rank states according to projects under implementation on a per capita basis,” the CMIE study said. Mr.Hooda said that he had set a target to invite investment of Rs. Two lakh crore and targeted employment for 20 lakh persons. Mr.Hooda said that projects involving an investment of Rs.28,000 crores have come on stream within last two years and industrial projects worth Rs.60,000 crores were under implementation. This was in addition to investment in SEZs being set up in the State where more than Rs.2 ,00,000 crores investment would likely come up. The CM said that this achievement had been made possible due to excellent investors’ friendly environment created in the State, new industrial policy, investment in building infrastructure, trained man power, law and order and high productivity level. He said that his Government has succeeded in creating an industrial-friendly environment in the State which resulted in the huge investment. Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala said that earlier there was a Government which used to extract money from entrepreneurs on the basis of their turnover and they were reluctant in setting up their ventures in the state.