The Haryana government is identifying land measuring about 1,500 to 2,000 acres between Madina and Julana in Jind district to set up an international airport.
This was disclosed by Haryana Industries minister Randeep Singh Surjewala while addressing members of Bar Association at Jind on Monday, an official release said here.
Madina and Julana are at a distance of about 90 km and 105 km, respectively from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Surjewala said the proposed international airport would give boost to the state's economy.
He said chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has taken a number of initiatives to put the state on fast track of development and this effort was another major step in that direction.
The minister said the government was trying to create opportunities for employment on the pattern of National Capital Region and to achieve this objective; the efforts would be made to set up private industrial estates in areas where government industrial estates were not functional.
Surjewala said the state government has given impetus to the development in Jind.