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About Haryana: Information on Industries, Geography, Economy & Growth

Latest update: April, 2018

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  • Capital:Chandigarh
  • Geographical Area (sq km):44,212
  • State Language:Hindi, Punjabi and English
  • Literacy Rate:75.5 per cent
  • Key Industries:Automotive, agro-based industry, IT and ITeS, textiles, oil refining, biotechnology and petrochemicals

Last Updated: April, 2018

HARYANA State Report | July, 2018

Haryana is among the northern most states in India and adjacent to national capital Delhi. It is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh in the east, Punjab in the west, Himachal Pradesh in the north and Rajasthan in the south. The state surrounds the national capital city, New Delhi, from three sides. Historically an agrarian state, Haryana today is a well-developed industrial state.

The state is one of India's largest automobile hubs and accounts for two thirds of passenger cars, 50 per cent of tractors and 60 per cent of motorcycles manufactured in the country. The state has also emerged as a base for the knowledge industry, including IT and biotechnology. Haryana is the third-largest exporter of software and one of the preferred destinations for IT/ITeS facilities.

With an area covering 1.3 per cent of the country, Haryana contributed near 3.63 per cent to India’s GDP in 2017-18. Between FY12-18, the state’s GSDP (in Rs) grew at a CAGR of 12.66 per cent to Rs 6.08 trillion (US$ 94.41 billion) in 2017-18 (A).

The state* has attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows worth US$ 74.15 billion during the period April 2000 to December 2017, according to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

The state government of Haryana has been committed to creating a progressive business environment. The state offers a wide range of fiscal and policy incentives for businesses under the Industrial and Investment Policy, 2011. Haryana stands 14th among Indian states in rankings based on ease of doing business and reforms implementation, according to a study by the World Bank and KPMG.

Recent Developments:

  • In May 2018, Government of Haryana signed 10 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with UK for various projects requiring investment of around Rs 1,500 crore (US$ 232.74 million).
  • Amazon, the Seattle-headquartered e-commerce company that operates an online marketplace opened its 22nd fulfilment centre in Sonipat, Haryana.
  • A medical college will be set up in each district of Haryana to meet the rising healthcare requirements.
  • A Swedish organisation Kunskapsskolan is working with the government to improve vocational education at 100 state run schools.

Key Sectors:

  • Haryana is a preferred destination for auto majors and auto-component manufacturers. The state is host to many large automotive players.
  • Gurgaon has emerged as a preferred destination for the IT industry in North India, with more than 400 IT and ITeS companies.
  • Haryana aggressively promotes organic farming; financial assistance is provided to farmers for production and use of vermicompost. Total foodgrain production in Haryana in 2017-18 was 17.48 million tonnes.

*Includes Delhi, part of Uttar Prades, (A) – Advance estimates

Factfile

  • Capital:Chandigarh
  • Geographical Area (sq km):44,212
  • State Language:Hindi, Punjabi and English
  • Literacy Rate:75.5 per cent
  • Key Industries:Automotive, agro-based industry, IT and ITeS, textiles, oil refining, biotechnology and petrochemicals
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