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Our Vision for next 25 years is to move from Ease of Doing Business to Ease of Living: Shri Manohar Lal, Chief Minister of Haryana; Haryana’s progressive policy regime welcomes investment, its facilitation and absolute transparency: Shri V Umashankar, Principal Secretary to the CM
Aug 11, 2021

Shri Manohar Lal, Chief Minister of Haryana stated that Haryana saw the trends beginning with the Green Revolution, White Revolution, Hardware manufacturing and infrastructure till recent years. Now, the vision was to build Haryana as a software and IT Hub with advance systems and shift from EoDB focused policies to Ease of Living initiatives that dealt with people’s welfare, health, education, employment, and alleviating poverty. He was speaking at the session on “Haryana at India@75 and Going India@100” at the Annual session held by CII today.

Mentioning about the recent win by Indian sportsmen at the Olympics, he further added that Haryana has been leading in Sports development and is focused on building infrastructure for new games and improved facilitation support for players. He encouraged other states to focus on policies for development of Sports as India ranked at 48 among all the participating nations at the Olympics and had a long way to go.  

The National Education Policy will also be implemented by 2025 and we are focusing on character building, transparency and putting poor families first in order to reduce the income gap through various policies and initiatives, he further mentioned.

Haryana’s transformative journey has seen increased literacy including digital literacy and lower poverty rate. This was stated by Shri V Umashankar, Principal Secretary to the CM, Government of Haryana. This along with rising urbanization, has propelled the state’s growth in leaps and bounds. The state has seen growth in social, economic, industrial and sports areas in the recent years. It has shifted from an agriculture led economy to a services sector led state. Gurugram is synonymous to an IT hub today. Despite being a land locked state, Haryana has been one of the highest exporters from north India.

“During the second wave of the pandemic, Haryana was able to cater to the healthcare needs of various neighboring states such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The recent progress and increase in healthcare spending is the vision of the CM that every district should have a medical college, the effects of which will be seen in the years to come,” he further added.

The new focus areas of the Haryana government include foreign cooperation, MSMEs, cluster development and Women & Child Development. Initiatives such as the CSR Portal, Antyodaya-SARAL, Parivar Pahachan Patra and CM Window are all themed around Ease of Living with minimum government and maximum governance, he said.

While moderating the session, Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Past President, CII and Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, said that the Government of Haryana has taken great initiatives in industrial manufacturing, automotive and ancillaries, with production of two thirds of India’s passenger cars, 50 per cent of tractors and 60 per cent of motorcycles which are a testimony to the Ease of Doing Business and investment friendly policies.

As we move towards an AtmaNirbhar Bharat that is more resurgent and stronger, State governments will need to up the ante at their end in order to meet the vision of India@75 and a USD 5 Trillion Indian Economy by 2030.

11 August 2021

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