Haryana chief minister ML Khattar on Friday offered to host next ‘pravasi bharatiya divas’ (Non-Resident Indians day) at Gurgaon.
Speaking at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas function at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, he said that Gurgaon, considered as one of the most developed cities of the country, was located just five km from the New Delhi international airport.
“It is my humble request to the Union ministry of overseas Indian affairs to give us the opportunity to organise the next ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ in Gurgaon keeping in view the ultra-modern facilities available there,” he said.
Urging NRIs to come and invest in Haryana, Khattar assured them land, hassle-free clearances, adequate power and necessary environment to do business.
“I invite you to come to Haryana, invest in the sector of your choice, and be partners in growth. When you take the call, you will feel wanted and shall find us waiting, “ he said.
Elaborating on what makes Haryana an ideal destination for investment, Khattar said the state was surrounded by the national capital, New Delhi, on three sides and had impressive infrastructure, investor-friendly climate, pollution-free environment, excellent law-and-order situation and modern communication network and it boasted of world class residential and commercial accommodation.
He said that playing the facilitator, the Haryana government had made special provisions for the NRIs through policy and institutional mechanism. “Up to 10% of the industrial plots in each industrial estate, set up by the HSIIDC, are reserved for NRIs and persons of Indian origin (PIOs), and for units with 33% or more FDI in total investment.
Besides, a foreign investment and NRI cell has also been set up for providing guidance and advisory services to potential NRI and PIO investors and addressing the problems faced by them related to property, marital discord and law and order etc’,” he said.
Haryana keen to breed Gir cow
Khattar also said that Haryana was keen to work with the Gujarat government to increase the cow milk productivity and other related products in Haryana. For this, Haryana would develop Gir cow breed of Gujarati cow, besides its own Haryana breed. Interacting with delegates of Gujarat and Haryana at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Ahmedabad, he said he had also met Gujarat animal husbandry minister Babubhai Bokharia who assured to supply semen of this Gujarati breed. “Initially we have set a target of 1 lakh such cows,’’ added Khattar.
‘Data on Vadra deals being gathered’
While interacting with newspersons, Khattar, when asked to comment whether the state government had formed any special investigation team (SIT) to investigate the land deals between the DLF and Robert Vadra, said that data was being collected in all cases of irregularities and action would be taken as per the law.
Khattar had tweeted on Janauary 1 that his government would look into all the land cases of irregularities, including Vadra-DLF land deals, administratively and as per law. Notably, income tax authorities have also sent a notice to Vadra while the Rajasthan government recently seized his land in the desert state.