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Haryana Bets Big On Aerospace, Defence Sectors

We will be rolling out a Information Technology policy and Labour policy to give a further boost to industrial sector and to provide employability

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CHENNAI, February 10: The Haryana government is betting big on aerospace and defense sectors and has allocated a vast tract of land to attract investors in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here today. "We have a well established automotive sector in our state. Many of them are doing good business. In order to tap the aerospace industry and defence sectors, we have earmarked 27,000 hectares of land," he told PTI. He was responding to a query on how the government was boosting various other industries in the state which was widely known for its pro-automobile reputation. Noting that Haryana in terms of location was very close to Delhi and covered three regions of the national capital, he said, "In Hisar district about 4,000 acres have been alloted for maintenance, repair and overhaul in the aerospace sector." "We recently called for bids for preparing a detailed plan (for tapping up this sector)," he said. Khattar said his government would roll out sector specific policies during the two day Global Investors Summit conference scheduled to be held next month. "We will be rolling out a Information Technology policy and Labour policy to give a further boost to industrial sector and to provide employability," he said. On tapping the renewable energy sector, he said the government envisaged a plan to tap solar energy with a target generation of 2,000 MW by 2022. "We will be launching solar energy policy and have set a target generation of power at 2,000 MW and the time-frame will be 2022," he said. On auto major Suzuki's plans to set up a new plant in Gujarat, he said he met top company officials during his visit to Japan, who had promised to set up a new unit in Haryana. "I visited Japan and met the MD of Suzuki. He assured me that they will set up another plant in Haryana." Maruti Suzuki has a manufacturing facility in Haryana. On setting up a Rail Coach Factory in his state, he said a Special Purpose Vehicle would be launched after his government signs an MoU with the Railways. "We plan to establishing a rail coach factory and for that we will launch a SPV. We will also sign an MoU with the the Railways (Ministry)," he added. Khattar said his government would also set up an Economic Advisory Council, comprising industry leaders and goverment officials, to lure investments and expedite clearance on projects. -PTI