Industrialists urge Haryana to simplify EMP-2015
Industrialists and small-scale traders in Haryana have urged the state government to liberalise the Estate Management Procedure (EMP).
In October last year, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had released the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation’s (HSIIDC) EMP-2015. The HSIIDC is the nodal agency for providing industrial infrastructure in the state.
The EMP-2015 aims to provide ‘ease of doing business’ to entrepreneurs. However, unhappy with some of its clauses, industrialists –especially those running micro, small and medium-scale enterprises –said EMP-2015 was more restricting.
Industrialists have also asked the HSIIDC to boost the growth of micro and small-scale industries by setting up ‘Flatted Factory Complexes’ (FFC). These FFCs will have quality labour housing, provisions for creating technology park estates within industrial areas and also ‘plug and play’ facilities for new and small-scale entrepreneurs.
Stressing on the urgent need for promoting industries and ease of doing business in the state, Haryana government’s Principal Secretary (Industry) Devender Singh said: “The state government has already enacted the New Enterprises Policy Act and work on the simplification of rules pertaining to setting up of industrial units in the state is in progress. It should be completed in a month’s time.”
He added: “The Haryana government is fully committed to the promotion of industries and ease of doing business in the State.”
The HSIIDC also looks forward to taking concrete steps to address the grievances of entrepreneurs and constituting a high-power committee for the purpose. With this committee in place, all grievances of entrepreneurs can be addressed under one roof. Focusing on the simplification of procedures and transparency in its functioning, HSIIDC managing director Sudhir Rajpal said all 31 estate managers of the Corporation have been directed to provide services to entrepreneurs online within six-eight months.