Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, February 27
The Haryana Government has approved the Textile Policy 2018 to incentivise setting up of new units and ensure growth and modernisation of the existing textile industry in the state. The state Cabinet also approved the Haryana Bio-Energy Policy 2018 to attract private investment.
Industries and Commerce Minister Vipul Goel stated this after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today.
Goel said, “The policy is packed with fiscal incentives and contains provisions for infrastructure augmentation, setting up of textile parks, promotion of the Khadi industry and facilities for skill training. It aims at generating 50,000 new jobs by attracting investment to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore in the textile sector”.
He said that the policy has been formulated with an eye on the cotton belt of Haryana. It proposes a capital investment subsidy of 10 per cent subject to a maximum of Rs 20 lakh for the eligible capital investment for individual textile units set up in the textile parks in the ‘A’ & ‘B’ category blocks. For bringing in women entrepreneurship in Haryana, the policy proposes a 15 per cent capital subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs 25 lakh. It aims at boosting textile exports by the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent during the policy period, he added.
The minister said that to support the growth of backward regions, the policy proposes support to individual textile units set up within and ‘even outside’ the textile parks in the ‘C’ & ‘D’ category blocks. The policy also proposes capital investment subsidy at the rate of 25 per cent, maximum up to Rs 50 crore on eligible capital investment, especially to promote anchor units.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet also gave its nod to the Haryana Bio-Energy Policy 2018 to attract private investment for harnessing the potential of biomass based power, biogas, bio-CNG, bio-manure, bio-fuels etc and support the research and development of new technologies. Under the policy, agricultural land would be allowed to be used to set up these projects that would not require CLU approval from the Town and Country Planning Department and the Urban Local Bodies Department.
The government has decided to constitute an Empowered Ministerial Committee comprising Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar and Industries Minister Vipul Goel to recast the Haryana Agribusiness and Food Processing Policy.
The Cabinet approved the amendment to the Haryana State Education School Cadre (Group B) Service Rules, 2012. The new rules will be called the Haryana State Education School Cadre (Group B) Service Amendment Rules, 2018. As per the amendment, now the TGT social studies having two years experience of teaching English will also be eligible for promotion to the PGT. Similarly, MA political science or public administration with at least 50 per cent marks and BEd from recognised university will also be eligible for the PGT.
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