Chennai: Several leading industries from Tamil Nadu, including the TVS Group, have offered to invest over Rs 3,000 crore in all in Haryana. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar who was in the city on Wednesday to campaign for ‘Happening Haryana - Global Investors’ Summit-2016’ at Gurgaon in March 7–8 said, “Twelve organisations have assured to invest around Rs 3,000 crore in Haryana. Among them were Schwing Stetter, Saint-Gobain, Farm Fresh Banana and TVS group.”
“Soon we will unveil a new labour and IT policies to give further boost to industrial sector as well as provide employability to the youth in the state. The new labour policy will be more industrial and labour friendly,” the Chief Mini of officials from his state to attract investments during the roadshow here, informed.
Earlier, Mr Manohar who spoke a few words in Tamil, said he had met representatives from top corporate houses in the state, both headquartered here, as well as those who have manufacturing units. “During the last one hour, I have met some of them (industry leaders). They have assured major investments,” he announced.
Earlier, his government had fixed a target of Rs 1 lakh crore. “But as things progressed, we visited four countries where we saw a lot of enthusiasm among the business entrepreneurs there and we have achieved the target (of more than Rs. one lakh crore),” he said.
No controversy on beef ban: Later, speaking to reporters Mr Manohar Lal Khattar declined to comment on his health minister Anil Vij’s controversial remark that those who eat beef should not visit Haryana, but said “I think questions like this should not be asked. It is a mere waste of time. There is no controversy over beef ban. No one has approached the government in this regard and it has already implemented an Act.”
Chennai to have Haryana Bhawan: Assuring all assistance of his government in setting up of Haryana Bhawan in Chennai, Haryana Chief Minister Mr, Manohar Lal exhorted Haryanvis settled in Chennai to expand their base in Haryana by setting up industrial units as this would not only provide ample employment opportunities to the youth but also would ensure overall development of the state.