New Jersey: Showcasing Haryana as an attractive investment destination, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has invited US companies to invest in the state in sectors like IT, auto and defence production while assuring them full government support for the ease of doing business.
Khattar began his 10-day visit to the US and Canada yesterday, reaching New York and interacting with the diaspora.
He is leading a 19-member strong delegation comprising leading business organisations of Haryana and state officials and will visit Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto during his trip till August 24.
Khattar, who attended the annual India day parade at Madison Avenue in Manhattan, was accorded a grand reception by members of the Overseas Friends of BJP and Indian diaspora here last evening.
Addressing hundreds of supporters at the reception, Khattar invited investments and expertise in various sectors in Haryana particularly food processing, IT, renewable energy, skill development, defence production, auto, industrial parks and pharma.
"I invite you to invest in Haryana. I want to assure you that we will not let you face any challenges or difficulties in the state and the Haryana government will provide you with all possible facilities," Khattar said in his remarks in Hindi.
He said a "relationship manager" will be appointed for investors and companies who will provide all necessary help.
Khattar said the new industrial policy known as 'Enterprises Promotion Policy2015'announced by him is aimed at ensuring ease of doing business, enhancing competitiveness of the industry and lays special focus on manufacturing and services enterprises and on balanced regional growth and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
The new policy aims at attracting investment of over Rs one lakh crore, create four lakh jobs and accelerate economic growth to over eight per cent in the state.
It would also make doing business hassle-free through a new industrial regime of automatic approval and decentralisation.
The Chief Minister highlighted the growth agenda initiated by the Narendra Modi government, saying that programmes like 'Make in India', 'Skills India', 'Digital India' and 'Smart Cities' will boost the country's economic and manufacturing growth.