Saturday, August 29, 2015

Special discount at Haryana tourist complexes

CHANDIGARH, AUG 29
 Haryana Tourism Department is offering special discount to tourists and visitors to all its tourist complexes in the State from August 31 to September 2, 2015, as part of its anniversary celebrations.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that Haryana Tourism would celebrate more than 40 years of its service to the people this year. “To mark the occasion, we are offering a 10 per cent discount on food and accommodation to guests visiting any of the tourist complexes in Haryana during these days,” he said.
          He added that Haryana Tourism Day would be celebrated on September 1, 2015, and the day would be marked with special activities and decorations. Welcome banners would be put up at all tourist complexes and various competitions, including folk dance, painting, face painting, essay writing, rangoli making and tourism quiz, would be held for schoolchildren at tourist complexes across the State. Senior Citizens Walk and Tree Plantation would be another attraction. Children would be given small gifts, including sweets, balloons and biscuits.
          A trailblazer in highway tourism, Haryana Tourism has a network of 42 tourist complexes equipped with 838 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, multi-cuisine restaurants, well-stocked bars, state-of-the-art convention centres and facilities like banquet, conference and multipurpose halls.
          Haryana Tourism has further diversified and broadened the concept of tourism by focussing on farm, golf, heritage, adventure and meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions tourism. Rooms at tourist complexes can be booked through the Department’s official website www.haryanatourism.gov.in and private booking portals like cleartrip.comgoibibo.com and travelguru.com.
          The Department also organises summer and winter adventure camps for students. As many as 850 students, including 110 children with special needs, participated in the summer camp held at Manali from May 31 to June 30, 2015.
          The spokesman said that the Department was planning to start adventure sports activities at Surajkund, Faridabad and at Tikkar Taal Tourist Complex at Morni, which are popular for weekend holidaying.
          State Institutes of Hotel Management have been established at Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak and Faridabad, and the fifth one has come up at Village Bhamboli in Yamunanagar. The institute, which has modern state-of-the-art infrastructure, started its first academic session from July this year.
          A pioneer in organising various fairs and festivals for promotion of heritage, arts, crafts and folk traditions, Haryana Tourism organises the Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad from February 1 to 15 every year. This carnival has grown by leaps and bounds and 20 countries participated in the Mela this year.  

Haryana to open Ayush System of Medicine centres in all districts

CHANDIGARH, AUG 29
 Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal said that soon centres of Ayush System of Medicine would be opened in all 21 districts of the state so as to promote this  system of medicine  in a big way and  benefit a large number of people.
        The Chief Minister was speaking  at a civic reception function organized to honour the Governor of Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat at Gurukul Kurukshetra in district Kurukshetra today.
        While greeting the people of the state and Acharya Dev Vrat on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, the Chief Minister  urged the people to imbibe good habits and values on this auspicious day. While pointing out that these days many people were becoming materialistic, he urged them to render selfless service  to  the society   and work with dedication for the development of the country. He said that in view of the recent examination results, the state government has decided that if good educational institutes adopt government schools and improve their standard of education, government would provide them facilities to achieve the objective. The government is of the view  that every child should get free and better education, he added.
        Expressing his gratitude towards the Central Government for appointing Acharya Dev Vrat as Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev said that the Government has made Kurukshetra and Haryana proud by giving such a big responsibility to Acharya Dev Vrat in a young age. He said that Acharya Dev Vrat will face many difficulties, but he was sure that he he would manage them and uplift the country to new heights.
        Speaking on the occasion, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Dev Vrat thanked Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Swami Ramdev, Acharya Baldev and other for being present in the civic reception function. He said that today Gurukul is amongst the leading educational institutes. He said that today, the Chief Minister has laid the foundation stone of NDA wing in the campus of Gurukul and Swami Ramdev has inaugurated the hostel set up at a cost of Rs three crore. He said that he would make all out efforts to perform the duty assigned to him by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. 
Acharya Dev Vrat said that he has issued direction for use of Hindi language in all offices of Himachal Pradesh.He also urged the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal to ensure use of Hindi language in all offices in Haryana too.
        Food and Supplies Minister, Mr. Karan Dev Kamboj, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar Bedi, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries namely Mr. Shyam Singh Rana and Mr. Bakhshish Singh, MLA Thanesar, Mr. Subhash Sudha, MLA Dr. Pawan Saini, Mr. Kulwant Bazigar, Mr. Bhagwan Dass Kabirpanthi, Mr. Harwinder Kalyan, Mr. Jasbir Deswal and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canadian industry keen to invest in Haryana

TORONTO, AUG 24
Industry in Canada has evinced keen interest in making investments in solar power, medicare, services and other sectors in Haryana during an interactive session held at the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce with the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, here on Sunday.. The Chamber has under its canopy many top-tier Canadian and Indian companies.
Mr Manohar Lal is leading a high level official-cum-business delegation to US and Canada to woo investors. Realising full well that business and trade need a favourable environment to grow, the Haryana Government has pulled all stops to prepare the pitch for industry in its new industrial policy, he said.
Addressing business tycoons, many of them Indian-Canadian, the Chief Minister said that both India and Canada had many things in common. “Our ultimate goal is to create maximum employment opportunities for the youth of the state. Haryana is fast growing and it would continue to march ahead. Your contribution is required to maintain and accelerate this pace. We have created a congenial environment for entrepreneurs to invest in Haryana. If there is any scope for improvement, things will be reviewed and revised every quarter”, he added.
The Chief Minister highlighted to Canadian investors the comparative edge the state enjoyed as an investment destination and the regulatory reform measures undertaken by the state government to promote business and industry in recent months. Outlining the salient features of the state's "New Enterprise Promotion Policy 2015,” he said, “We in Haryana strive to attract both international and domestic business and investment.”
            Reflecting our commitment to putting the state in high-growth orbit and building a strong and vibrant industrial economy, the policy aims at easing further the ease-of-doing business; giving a fillip to the existing units; and taking industry to the hinterland. Besides, we have also laid stress on good governance and IT initiatives to quicken the pace of work, the Chief Minister said. The Single Window Clearance System, housed in the Chief Minister’s Office, had been made operational. Apart from giving all clearances within two months, the new policy provides online platform for third party verifications and self-certifications.
Strategically located and surrounding the national capital on three sides, Haryana enjoys high-end connectivity by air, rail and roads. The law-and-order situation is excellent. Simplified, investor-friendly and transparent investment procedures apart, the state also boasts of a responsive and supportive administrative set-up, he added.
The Chief Minister invited business executives to ‘Happening Haryana’, a conclave planned in the state early next year. The Premier of Ontario Ms. Kathleen Wynne, will be visiting Haryana in January or February 2016.
Speaking on this occasion, Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, highlighted the locational and other advantages that would attract foreign investors to come and become a part of the Haryana growth story.
Leader of business delegation, Mr. Deep Kapuria, said, “We have never seen before such kind of favourable environment for investment in the state”.
            Those present on the occasion included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, High Commissioner of India to Canada Mr. Vishnu Prakash, Principal Secretary, Haryana Industries Mr. Devender Singh, President, Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Sanjay Makkar, Managing Director HSIIDC Mr. Vineet Garg, Director General Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, and members of CII and ICCC.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited Air India Memorial to pay tributes to the 329 persons, most of whom were of Indian-origin, killed in the Air India Kanishka crash in 1985.
Later, in the evening a grand community reception was hosted by the Indian diaspora to welcome the Chief Minister where he urged them to invest in Haryana.

Friday, August 21, 2015

CM Haryana cm invites US Companies to Invest in Haryana

WASHINGTON, AUG 21
“Haryana will be an ideal destination for US companies to invest” said Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal during a session co-organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and US India Business Council held on 19 August, 2015 in Washington DC. He invited US companies to invest in Haryana and assured all support and facilitation from the State Government.
 He said that “the new industrial policy known as 'Enterprises Promotion Policy 2015' announced by the State Government recently, aims towards enhancing the GDP of the State to 8% and also focus on ease of doing business targeting manufacturing and services enterprises. The salient feature of the new policy is to attract investment of over Rs 1 Lakh Crore and create 4 Lakhs jobs and accelerate economic growth in the state. It would also make doing business hassle-free through a new industrial regime of automatic approval and decentralisation”, he further added.
The Chief Minister highlighted the growth agenda initiated by the Narendra Modi Government, saying that programmes like 'Make in India', 'Skills India', 'Digital India' and 'Smart Cities' will boost the country's economic and manufacturing growth.
 Speaking on the occasion, Capt. Abhimanyu, Minister of Industries, Government of Haryana said that the new policy will catalyse Haryana’s position as a pre-eminent investment destination and facilitate balanced regional and sustainable development supported by a dynamic governance system and wide scale adoption of innovation and technology. It will also lay emphasis on skill development for nurturing entrepreneurship and generating employment opportunities.
 While sharing his experiences on doing business in Haryana, Mr Deep Kapuria, Mission Leader, CII Industry delegation and Chairman, Hi-Tech Group said that the State provides a conducive environment for the industry and offers enormous opportunity to grow. Appreciating the new Enterprises Promotion policy, Mr Kapuria said, the focus of the policy is to enhance the “Ease of Doing Business” in Haryana and make it an investment hub both domestically and globally, with the aim to ensure the overall socio-economic development of the State. Time bound clearances and effective grievance redressal system will certainly boost the investors’ confidence and promote transparency in governance.
 In his special remarks, Mr Arun K Singh, Ambassador of India to the United States said, with our Prime Minister’s focus on “Make in India”, India is all set to become a global hub for doing business in coming times sooner than later. He firmly believes that the Government of Haryana is committed towards creating robust business environment for “Make in Haryana”.
 Haryana Government delegation led by the Chief Minister of Haryana, is accompanied by Business delegation comprises of senior leaders from sectors as Auto, / Auto Components, Textile, Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Education, Food Processing etc. The Government of Haryana – CII Business Delegation visit to US & Canada is aimed to attract investments into the state and to expand the spectrum of investments in the state of Haryana. The prime objective of the visit is to position Haryana as an investment destination on the International stage
 During the past 3 days, the industry delegation had various meetings and interactions in New York and Washington DC which includes the visit to New York Stock Exchange, New York Polytechnic etc. Further the delegation will move to San Francisco and then to Canada for conducting various business meetings and interactions with concerned Government officials.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Haryana and Carrier Airconditioning sign MoU

CHANDIGARH, AUG 18
The Haryana Government has signed an MoU with M/s Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Limited, a unit of United Technologies Corporation at Pratt and Whitney Plant, for setting up an additional plant for manufacturing air-conditioning devices in Gurgaon.
          The MOU was signed in the presence of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, and the Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, at Hartford in Connecticut, near New York, today.
          The proposed manufacturing facility in Gurgaon will provide employment to more than 2,000 people besides bringing in investment worth $ 50 million. The representatives of Pratt and Whitney thanked the officers of the Haryana Government for their assurances on facilitating change of land use and other clearances.
          The delegation led by the Chief Minister, visited the Pratt and Whitney Plant of Unitech Technologies to get a feel of the aerospace industry. The delegation also saw the latest engines produced by Pratt and Whitney Plant which are being utilized by the aerospace industry. 
          The delegation was told that more than 300 engines manufactured at the plant have been used in the airbuses owned by Indian companies, including Go Air, Air Vistar, Air Indigo etc. The new engines being developed would help reduce the sound inside the aircraft by more than 50 per cent and pare down fuel consumption by 15 per cent, the delegation was told. 
          The Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Principal Secretary, Industries, Mr Devender Singh, Managing Director, HSIIDC, Mr Vineet Garg, Director General, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, and Deputy Consul General, Mr Manoj K. Mahapatra, were also present on this occasion.
         Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the United Nations. Later, a grand community reception was held by the Indian diaspora to welcome Mr Manohar Lal.

Connecticut and Haryana to share economic, social and cultural experiences

CONNECTICUT, AUG 18
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, have agreed to develop long-term partnership between Haryana and Connecticut for sharing economic, social and cultural experiences. Governor Malloy also assured the Chief Minister that he would exhort 17 of the Fortune 100 enterprises that are located in Connecticut to make investments in Haryana.
The Governor gave this assurance when a delegation, led by the Chief Minister, called on the veteran politician of New York, in Connecticut's state capital Hartford, New York, today. Mr Malloy also accepted Mr. Manohar Lal's invitation to visit Haryana early next year along with a delegation of potential investors in auto and precision engineering sectors. He also shared his expertise in implementing medical care for the citizens of Connecticut. The Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, is also accompanying the delegation.
Mr Manohar Lal explained how the Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, work on which has been initiated by his Government after a decade long stall, would work to the advantage of investors. He also briefed him on the efforts being made by the state government to set up an aviation hub in Haryana, including the Maintenance and Repair Operation (MRO) facility for the aircraft industry.
The Consul General of India, Mr Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, said he planned to organize a Connecticut summit where he would host several industrialists from India to explore the possibilities of working out joint ventures and new avenues for collaboration. "I would especially invite industrialists from Haryana to join in the deliberations for furthering investment opportunities", he added.
Among those present on this occasion included the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, the Principal Secretary, Industries, Mr Devender Singh, Managing Director HSIIDC, Mr Vineet Garg, Director General Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, and Deputy Consul General Mr.
Manoj K. Mahapatra.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Haryana CM appeals to NRIs to invest in Haryana

NEW YORK, AUG 17
Promising a conducive investment climate laced with ease-of-doing business and speedy decision-making, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal made an impassioned appeal to the Indian American diaspora to invest in Haryana in sectors like food processing, pharmaceuticals, IT, auto and defense production. While addressing a large community gathering  here today he assured the potential investors of a FINE i.e. Financial incentives and No Enhancements environment and a NIRBAADH i.e New Industrial Regulation By Automatic Approvals and Decentralization in Haryana regime for their investments to flourish.
          Mr. Manohar Lal said that realizing fully well that business and trade need a favourable environment to grow, the Haryana Government has pulled all stops to prepare the pitch for small and medium enterprises in its new Enterprise Promotion Policy 2015. The Policy was committed to putting the state in high-growth orbit and building a strong and vibrant industrial economy through ease-of-doing business, giving a fillip to the existing units and taking industry to the backward hinterland of  the state." Besides, we are also laying stress on good governance and IT initiatives to quicken the pace of work”, the Chief Minister said. He said that though the PRANETA i.e. Professional and New Enterprenures' Tax Assistance he was hopeful of a massive spurt of investments in the medium, small and micro enterprises that would finally lead to the much needed Vistaar of industrial development across the state of Haryana.
          He highlighted the growth agenda iniiated by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi throgh programs like Make in India, Skilled India, Digital Indiaand Smart Cities and showcased Haryana as a fast growing 'industrial power house' and a 'veritable knowledge hub.' 
While emphasizing the importance of expanding cultural and tourism activities in the state, he urged the Indian American community to believe in the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and work tirelessly towards the progress not only of their country of residence but also their country of origin.
This community interaction was organized by Mr. Chandrakant Patel, Mr Atma Singh, Mr Jayesh Patel Mr R.P. Singh and Ram Kamath. The Industries and Commerce Minister, Haryana, Capt Abhimanyu was also present on this occasion.