Addressing the two-day “Happening Haryana” Global Investors’ Summit in Gurgaon today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that “Make in India” is destined to be a global brand and that the day is not far when people from all over the world will come looking for “Make in India” label. Haryana, as a State traditionally known for its landmark industrial initiatives and bold entrepreneurship, is bound to be a major player in the success story of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” mission, he added.
Complementing the Government in Haryana led by Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, for having put the State on the fast track of development, Dr Jitendra Singh referred to some of the milestone accomplishments during the last one year and clearance of several projects which had got delayed on one or the other account. In this regard, he referred to the setting up a Nuclear plant in Gorakhpur in Haryana. He said that the Department of Atomic Energy is moving ahead with setting up of a Nuclear plant which will be the first of its kind to be established in any of the northern States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. This plant will generate over 1400 MW of nuclear energy at the rate of approximately Rs.6.5 per unit, he said. Similarly, he also congratulated the Haryana government for having, within just one year, reversed the male-female imbalance in gender ratio for which Haryana deserves appreciation.
At a session attended, among others, by Business leaders from telecom industry and IT, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Haryana has also been short listed for setting up manufacturing unit for Lithium batteries which have been, for years, used by the Department of Space in satellites and now find future use in electrical vehicles. He emphasized the need for public-private partnership (PPP) in order to make the optimum utilization of the favourable environment for entrepreneurship under Central Government.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, several of the Government’s farmer oriented schemes like “Fasal Bima Yojana” and public welfare schemes like “Jan Dhan Yojana” are relevant to the large sections of farmers and agriculturists in Haryana and therefore, the success story of these schemes in Haryana, will be a role model for other States to follow.
This is an opportunity, Dr Jitendra Singh said, for Haryana to merge its “Make in Haryana” capability with “Make in India” mission and thus contribute to the emergence of India as global economic power.