Industrial Infrastructure Development Scheme will take development to backward areas in Haryana

Jan 16, 2017 17:45 | Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 15– Committed to facilitating and ensuring balanced and uniform regional and sustainable development across the state, and dispersal of industry to the backward areas, the Haryana Government has formulated Industrial Infrastructure Development Scheme for development of infrastructure.

        Stating this here today, a spokesman of the Industries and Commerce Department said it had been decided to provide fiscal incentives to assist dispersal of industry to the industrially backward areas, and infrastructure-led geographical dispersal driven by Mega Projects and industrial corridors.

        The scheme has been introduced for providing adequate width of road connectivity with the nearest state or national highway, water and independent power feeder or sub-station up to the premises or periphery of mega project, and identified service enterprise.


These will also b eprovided to thrust rural clusters and rural functional clusters set up in 'C' and 'D' category blocks, defence projects set up in 'B', 'C' and 'D' category blocks and industrial estates developed by private developers in C' and 'D' category blocks. An yearly budgetary provision of Rs. 100 crore would be made for the purpose, he added.

        Under the scheme, various categories of organizations would be eligible for creating infrastructure in respect of road, independent power feeder and water supply. These include Mega Project and Ultra Mega Projects, Mega Service Enterprises, Promoter, SPV of Thrust Rural Cluster or Rural Functional Cluster and Private developers of the Industrial Estates.

        Mega projects involve fixed capital investment of over Rs 100 crore and above, or generation of direct employment to more than 200 persons in 'D' category blocks, and fixed capital investment of over 100 crore or generating direct employment for more than 500 persons in 'B' a 'C' category blocks.


The projects undertaking expansion or diversification with same criteria of investment and employment would also be treated as Mega Projects. Besides, projects related to industrial sector, other sector projects, including health, education, skill development, research and development, logistics, testing labs, exhibition centres and power sector would also qualify as mega projects subject to fulfilling the stated criteria.

        The spokesman said that Mega Service Enterprises would include health care, education (skill development, raining-cum-incubation centres), IT, logistics, warehousing (cargo handling service etc.), bulk courier services, Industrial RD Labs, industrial testing labs, engineering and design services, equipment rental and leasing (construction a Industry related), equipment maintenance and repair, environmental serves (sewage/refuse disposal), entertainment parks except cinema halls having investment in building and equipment more than Rs.100 crore in 'B', 'C' and 'D' category blocks.

        The Thrust Rural Cluster would be a cluster for development of agro, food processing and textile sector by a group of industries or individual unit using local raw-material and resulting in value addition to the farmers in 'B', 'C' and 'D' category blocks. Similarly, the Rural Functional Cluster would be a cluster for development of apparel, footwear or dairy sector by a group of industries or individual unit under taking decentralized production centre resulting in employment to rural local female or rural traditional artisans and local work force in 'C' and 'D' category blocks.

        The spokesman said that as per the eligibility criteria, Mega Project should have obtained change of land use or No Objection Certificate, if applicable, and the developer should have obtained license in respect of industrial estate. Similarly, the Mega Project would be eligible to apply after making 50 per cent investment of the total project cost whereas the developer would be eligible to apply after making 50 per cent investment of the total cost of internal infrastructure development, he added.

        He said that the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) would be the state implementing agency or any agency appointed by the government to carry out all the industrial infrastructure related development works under the scheme.

        Promoter or SPV of various clusters, promoter of the mega project and developer of private industrial estate would apply online on the portal of the Industries and Commerce Department for creation of infrastructure up to the premises of the project or industrial estate on the prescribed application form, he added.

        The state government has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Administrative Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, which would be the competent authority to sanction the project. The other members of the committee include Managing Director (MD), HSIIDC, Director, Industries and Commerce, MD, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL), Engineer-in-Chief, Public Works (Building and Roads) Department and Engineer-in-Chief, Public Health and Engineering Department. The Additional Director, Industries and Commerce Department, would be the Member Secretary of the Committee.

       The spokesman said projects assisted under the scheme would be monitored by a district level infrastructure development committee (DLIDC) headed by the Deputy Commissioner of district concerned. The other members would include Superintendent Engineers, Public Works, Building and Roads, Public Health and UHBVN/HVPNL and Estate Manager, HSIIDC. The Joint Director or Deputy Director, Industries and Commerce Department would be the Member Secretary.