3 industrial clusters approved in Haryana
The Haryana government will focus on cluster development as one of the strategies for industrial development in the state, and proposes to set up common facility centres in partnership with industry. These centres will address the common needs of micro, small and medium enterprises ( MSMEs) in the areas of research and development, technology upgradation support, standardisation of products, quality testing and marking facilities, and marketing and branding initiatives. According to a spokesman of the Haryana industries and commerce department, detailed project reports for four clusters have been prepared, and the Union MSME ministry has given its approval for three clusters — a footwear cluster in Bahadurgarh; a print and pack cluster in Karnal; and a home furnishings cluster in Panipat. Diagnostic study reports for eight other clusters have also been prepared, and work on the preparation of detailed project reports on four of these clusters is underway. Detailed project reports for three clusters under the Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme of the Union government’s department of industrial policy and promotion have also been prepared.