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Haryana ranks 20th in terms of area and 16th in terms of population when compared to other Indian states in the country. The state has 21 administrative districts with union territory of Chandigarh as its capital, which is also administrative capital of the state of Punjab. The state surrounds the national capital city, New Delhi, from three sides with around 40 per cent of the National Capital Region (NCR) falling in Haryana. The table below summarizes key demographic indicators and compares them with pan-India statistics.
The Government of INdia has alloted two Smart cities to
Haryana State. They are
The Government of INdia has alloted two Smart cities to Haryana State. They are
Major Cities (in terms of population) Faridabad (population of 14.04 lakh), Gurgaon (population of 9.01 lakh), Karnal and Panipat (population of 4.42 lakh) are the largest cities in Haryana. Other prominent cities (in term of population) include Yamunanagar, Rohtak, Hisar, Karnal, Sonipat, Panchkula and Ambala. Economic Overview Since 2005, the average annual growth rate of the state economy has been 9.3 percent. The state�s contribution to the country�s GDP is around 3.5 percent. Agriculture contributes around 17 percent, industry 29percent and services the remaining 54percent to the state GDP.
Roads: Total road length in the state is approx. 27000 km.
Railways: As of March 2011, Haryana had a railway-route length of 1,540 km. Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Ambala, Panipat, Gurgaon and Jakhal are some of the important railway stations. There is a railway workshop at Jagadhari.
Airports: There is a domestic airport at Chandigarh and civil aerodromes at Pinjore, Karnal, Hisar, Bhiwani and Narnaul. The Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi is located close to Gurgaon and Faridabad.
Power: As per the economic survey of Haryana, 2012-13, the total installed generation capacity is 8728.36 MW and total power available stood at 293744 MW.
Policy Framework Governing the Sector
The state government has formulated the Government of Haryana Industrial and Investment Policy-2011. The new industrial policy lays particular emphasis on further strengthening the base of the manufacturing sector besides promoting knowledge based & high tech industries, efficient use of energy, conservation of resources and pragmatic environmental policies for sustainable development. Development of infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships is also one of the thrust areas. While there is no separate policy for the Agro Processing sector, Agro-based, Food Processing and Allied Industries have been laid down as the thrust areas in the Industrial Policy.
Further, to facilitate capacity building and cater to the needs of skill development in the food processing sector, National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), has been set up by the Ministry of Food Processing, Government of India in Sonepat. The institute imparts training and offers courses in the field of food technology and other management streams.
State Support Policy for Horticulture
Haryana has taken a lot of initiatives to support Horticulture in the state and fuel its growth. Some of the key initiatives taken for farmer support are as follows:
Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Gharaunda, Karnal: a Rs. 6.00 crore demo Centre.
Centre of Excellence for Fruits at Mangiana, Sirsa: a Rs. 9.70 crore demo Centre.
Front Line Demonstration Centres (FLDC) : 14 FLDC in different districts in PPFP mode. (90% assistance, 10% from farmers)
Support to farmers in installing protected structures: Introduction of uniform rate of structures and increased assistance level to 65% from 50%, with this support now extended to all 21 districts under NHM. Reduction in electricity tariff (From Rs. 4.50 per unit to Rs. 0.25)
Indo-Israel Centre for Vegetable Excellence
A first of its kind facility, Indo-Israel Centre for Vegetable Excellence has been set up in Gharaunda, Karnal in an area of 25 acres. It is a Joint venture between the Govt. of India and Govt. of Israel where Israeli agri scientists impart training and provide seeds to farmers in Haryana to grow vegetables throughout the year even in the condition of water scarcity
Sector Specific State Bodies/Agencies
Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) plays a key role in industrial development of the state- both in terms of policy formulation and infrastructure development. HSIIDC and other Govt. bodies like Investment Promotion Centre, Haryana and Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board (HSAMB) are playing a proactive role in the development of the food processing industry in the state. These bodies are ably supported by a range of industry bodies, academic/research institutions and sector-specific organizations in dissemination of information and enabling investors to set up infrastructure in the state