Chandigarh: The Haryana government is focussing on cluster development as one of the strategies for boosting the industrial sector in the state, under which 'Common Facility Centres' would be set up 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 marketing facilities and marketing initiatives with promotion of branding of products, an official spokesman said in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
    
He said Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) in case of four clusters have been prepared and out of which, Ministry of MSMEs has given approval for three clusters.

These included Footwear Cluster, Bahadurgarh, Print and Pack Cluster, Karnal and Home Furnishing Cluster, Panipat. Apart from this, Diagnostic Study report in case of other eight clusters has also been prepared and work to prepare DPRs of four clusters was in progress, he added.

He said Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor would open up new opportunities of investment and growth. Under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, a band of 150-200 kilometers was envisaged to be developed on both sides of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) to create a base with globally competitive environment and state-of-art infrastructure.

In addition, Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) between Gurgaon and Rewari, an Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre, near Panchgaon Chowk, Manesar and a Multi-modal Logistic Hub, near Bawal have been identified as early bird projects.

(Agencies)

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