$1 billion investment target set for defense and aerospace production in Haryana: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Chandigarh, May 8

Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala said here today that the Airspace and Defense Policy has been approved under which work is underway on aerospace and defense production innovation. A target has been set to attract investment of $1 billion.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the state government is taking the lead in developing five airstrips in the state at Pinjore, Karnal, Narnaul and Bhiwani under which if a unit conducts defence-related production within a 10 km radius of the airport, the main finance an incentive would be provided.

Likewise, the state government is taking a step forward in the field of drones and in the next five years, work will be carried out on the manufacture of aviation drones.

He informed that there is also a proposal to construct a helihub on 25 acres along the Dwarka highway in Gurugram. With the formation of this helihub, the passenger load would be reduced at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and there would also be an option for repair and maintenance works.

Dushyant Chautala said the state government has set a target to collect revenue of Rs 9,200 crore under the Excise Policy 2022-23. He informed that revenue of Rs 6,400 crore was received last year, which increased to

Rs 7,938 crores this year.

Dushyant Chautala said officers from the Department of Excise and Taxation would receive special training from British government officials by running camps.

Haryana, which was smaller than many states in terms of land area and population, had been ranked fifth in the whole country for GST collection, Dushyant Chautala added.

This year, GST collection increased by 16%, under which total GST collection reached Rs 35,390 crore from Rs 30,507 crore, collected last year, Dushyant Chautala said.

“Haryana is moving towards self-reliance, so a target of Rs 40,000 crore has been set for GST collection,” he said. Similarly, while giving information on SGST, Dushyant Chautala added that this year, the total collection of SGST had been Rs 15,115 crore, which was previously Rs 11,959 crore.

State to make drones

The state government is developing airstrips at Pinjore, Karnal, Narnaul and Bhiwani. Over the next five years, work will be carried out on the manufacture of aviation drones. — Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister, Haryana

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