Haryana’s Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, while giving gifts to the industries of the state for the New Year 2023, announced that 10 NABL labs and quality marking centers would be set up in Haryana to test the quality of the products. He has instructed the officers to prepare a proposal in this regard.
The Deputy CM was presiding over the review meeting of Industries and Commerce Department. On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Industries and Commerce Department Anand Mohan Sharan, Director General Shekhar Vidyarti, OSD to Deputy Chief Minister Kamlesh Bhadu and other officers were present. Dushyant Chautala instructed the officers to implement the policies of Industries and Commerce Department related to rural areas on priority basis. He said that farmers should be given information about agriculture and agro-based industries and businesses so that they can benefit by adding value to their products.
The Deputy Chief Minister was informed that a total of 57 applications were received under ‘Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018’, out of which their projects have been approved on 42 applications found correct. About Rs 570 crore is in the process of being invested in these projects, out of which a grant of Rs 120 crore has been approved. The Deputy Chief Minister instructed the officials that after studying the projects of the applicants, their subsidy should be released at the earliest so that they can start their production on time.
Dushyant Chautala reviewed in detail the department’s ‘Haryana Enterprises and Employment Policy 2020’, ‘Logistics, Warehouse and Retail Policy 2019’, ‘Electric Vehicle Policy 2022’ and ‘Haryana Enterprises Promotion Center’, said that the year Speed up the work in 2023. While reviewing the progress regarding various schemes of MSME, he said that the small industries being set up under the said schemes should be fully helped as per the rules so that the employment opportunities for the youth of the state could increase.
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The Deputy CM was informed that at present there are more than 9 lakh 70 thousand MSMEs in the state, out of which 9 lakh 53 thousand are micro units. More than 19.06 lakh employment opportunities have been created under MSME in the state, which is a matter of pride for the state.
Quality of products will improve: 10 NABL labs will be set up in Haryana.
Story first published: Friday, January 13, 2023, 22:05 [IST]