Haryana became a full-fledged state of the Republic of India on November 1, 1966. Haryana is spread over an area of 44,212sq km. The state is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh on its eastern border, Punjab on its western border, Himachal Pradesh and Shivalik Hills on its northern border and Rajasthan and Aravali Hills on its southern border. The state also shares the northern, western and southern borders with Delhi. As a result, a large area of Haryana is incorporated in the National Capital Region (NCR). Chandigarh, the capital of Haryana, is also administered as a Union Territory and is also the capital of Punjab. The most vibrant city of Haryana is Gurgaon, which has emerged as a major hub for Information Technology industry. The state is a leading manufacturing hub, being home to Maruti Udyog Limited, India's largest passenger car manufacturer and Hero Honda Limited, the world's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers.
The state has a total of 81 cities and towns and 6,759 villages. For administrative and governmental purpose, the whole state is divided into four divisions — Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hissar. There are 19 districts, 47 sub-divisions, 67 tehsils, 45 sub-tehsils and 116 blocks.
In spite of the recent industrial development, agriculture is the bastion of Haryana with over 70% of the population engaged in the sector. The state is self-sufficient in food production and is second largest contributor to India’s central pool of food grains. It is estimated that about 86% of the area is arable, out of which 96% is under cultivation. About 75% of the area is under irrigation through a network of tubewells and an extensive system of canals. During 1970s, Haryana contributed significantly to the Green Revolution in India, which made the country self- sufficient in food production. Wheat and rice are the important crops grown in the state. The other major crops include maize, sugarcane, bajra, cotton and oilseeds.
Major locations of activity in the state are Ambala, Kurukshetra, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sirsa, Hisar, Jind, Karnal, Bhiwani, Rohtak and Narnaul.
Climate of Haryana is similar to other states of India lying in the northern plains. For most of the year, the state has a pronounced continental character. It is very hot in summer (high of 50 degree Celsius) and cold in winters (low of 1 degree Celsius). The hottest months are May and June and the coldest being December and January.
Haryana has no perennial rivers. The major rivers Yamuna, Saraswati and Ghaggar have their tributaries. Several other small streams flow through Haryana––Markanda, Sahibi and Indori. The river, Yamuna has its source in the hills at Kalesar and is the source of irrigation for large tracts in the districts of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Hissar and Rohtak through the western canals. River Saraswati begins in the large depression at Kalawar in the north of Mustafabad Pargana of Jagadhri. The Ghaggar rises in the outer Himalayan ranges, between the Yamuna and Sutlej.
Haryana is endowed with a large amount of mineral resources, i.e., limestone, dolomite, building stone, china clay and marble. Most of the mines are concentrated in the district of Faridabad, Gurgaon and Mahendragarh.
Haryana, an intensively cultivated state, is scarce in natural forests. The recorded forest area of the state is 0.155 mn hectare, which is 7.13% of the geographical area of the state. A State Forest Policy has been formulated in the year 2006. The policy aims at increasing the forest and tree cover in the State from present 7.13% (FSI Report 2005) to 10% by 2010 and eventually to 20% in a phased manner. Till December 2008, against the target of 23,722 hectares area to be brought under plantation, 23,554 hectares area has already been planted. Likewise against the target of free distribution of 28.1mn seedlings to the people, 27.0mn seedlings have been distributed so far. The total target for plantation and distribution for the current year is 50mn seedlings. During 2009-10, there is a target to plant and freely distribute about 42.5mn seedlings in the State.
? The state of Haryana enjoys a locational advantage of having large part of it being part of the National Capital Region (NCR), which is a prominent trade and consumption centre and also enjoy easy access to International airport at Delhi.
? The state is ranked third among the States in terms of minimum gap between rural and urban prosperity.
? In terms of per capita income, Haryana is ranked one of the top in the country with income of Rs. 67,891 (2008-09) at current prices.
? As a leading producer of automobiles and automotive components, the state accounts for 75% of passenger cars, 50% of tractors and 60% of motors cycles manufactured in the country.
? One out of every four bicycles in the country is manufactured in Haryana.
? The state has more than 1,347 big and medium industrial units and 80,000 small scale industrial units having foreign collaborations; for e.g. Maruti Udyog, Hero Honda, Escorts, Sony, Whirlpool, Bharti Telecom, Perfetti Van Melle, DCM Benetton, TDT Copper, Modi Alcatel, Carrier Aircon, etc.
? Haryana leads in terms of manufacturing of original equipments and replacement items. Out of about 250 large and medium original equipment manufacturing units in the country, about 50 are located in Haryana.
? About 20% of total exports of scientific instruments, 60% of country’s ammunition boxes demand, 60% of the total demand for woollen blankets of the Indian Army is produced by the SSI units located in Haryana.
? Third largest exporter of software and one of the preferred destinations for IT/ITES facilities next to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Key Initiatives / Information
Lessons leant from the many past family disputes, is leading to many family businesses structure their personal and business assets in a manner which helps in better succession planning minimizing future disputes whilst creating enough opportunities to grow, raise money and create value. Questions are many, should the businesses be held through a trust, company, partnership firm, LLPS. Where should these entities be registered, where should the group IPs and brands be housed- in operating companies or separate companies, what should be the ideal structure - should we have holding companies, trading companies or IPR companies, should these companies be bucketed together or separately and many more strategic issues. Further, the recently introduced LLP provisions and the recent amendment to the FDI norms permitting foreign investment in LLPS provides a opportunity worth exploring for doing businesses through LLPS ring fencing liability whilst better planning taxes. Without doubt, setting up a completely new set up for family businesses or LLPS is relatively easy, transitioning an existing structure into a desired structure/ LLPs has a plethora of tax, commercial and regulatory consideration. This session will explore the possible structuring opportunities and the key challenges to be addressed in this exciting area.
76th CII Northern Region Business Outlook Survey is a quarterly study conducted to gauge the sentiment in the economy. Earlier, the survey was conducted bi-annually, but from the 74th Survey onwards the study is conducted on a quarterly basis in order to get a more frequent indicator of business sentiment. The current survey gives an outlook on business sentiments for the first quarter of 2011-12 as compared to the last quarter of 2010-11.
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