Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, February 2
Entrepreneurs choosing to set up industrial units in Haryana will now get clearance certificates from all departments concerned under one roof.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the Haryana Entrepreneur Promotion Centre (HEPC), a nodal agency for granting clearances to new enterprises, at Panchkula near here today.
Khattar also handed over clearance certificates for setting up four industrial units in the state, which would catalyse an investment of about Rs 972 crore and generate employment opportunities for as many as 3,645 persons.
These four companies included Canpack India Pvt Ltd, Starwire (India) Ltd, Eglo India Production Ltd and Enrich Agro Food Products Pvt Ltd.
Addressing mediapersons, Khattar claimed that Haryana had been able to achieve a phenomenal MoU conversion rate of 41 per cent as 148 of the 359 MoUs signed during the Happening Haryana Summit were under various stages of implementation.
He said the HEPC would cause a paradigm shift at the government level for the ease of doing business for the investors and represent the commitment of his government towards implementing reforms in letter and spirit.
The government, he said, was considering reducing power tariff for new industrial units, subject to the approval of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC).
“We have moved an application before the HERC and the moment it is approved, we will announce how much reduction in the tariff we can offer to the new units,” the CM said.
Khattar said besides the HEPC, clearance committees had been set up in each district headed by the respective deputy commissioner for approvals or clearances to projects of up to Rs 10 crore or change of land use for area less than one acre.
For all state-level industrial clearances, the HEPC will have to grant services within a period of 30 days with an additional provision of 15 days for seeking any additional information from the investor. In case the HEPC fails to allow or reject applications within 45 days, it will be considered to be deemed approval of the unit, said Khattar.
Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu, Minister of State for Mines and Geology Nayab Singh Saini, Minister of State for Cooperation Manish Kumar Grover and Panchkula MLA Gian Chand Gupta were present.
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