TOI has learnt that in its draft Estate Management Policy 2020, the government has proposed a slew of incentives for the sector, including development of supplier parks, expansion of existing auto manufacturing units by offering land at lower prices and conducting trade shows for exporters to display their products.
The state government will also incentivise manufacturing of electric vehicles and green automotive technologies, according to the draft policy. Haryana manufacturers 80% of excavators, 52% of cranes, 50% of cars and 33% of two-wheelers in India.
“It shall promote and support the establishment and expansion of existing automobile units in B, C and D category districts through low-cost land (including land for establishment of ancillary units), establishment of training centres, linkages with ITIs and polytechnics, and development of social infrastructure for officials and workers,” the draft states.
While the Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal has been termed as an auto hub by the Centre, the state government now wants the auto industry to invest in other areas and generate employment. According to sources, the Khattar government is in talks with Maruti, the country’s largest passenger carmaker, for its expansion. The government is keen on the auto major setting up a plant in Sonepat.
The policy also mentions that the state government will help the exporters display their product innovations by helping them organise trade shows and expos in the state.
Talking about the proposed policy interventions, Vinnie Mehta, the director of Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India, said, “These are all welcome steps. However, there is a shortage of land in the state and if the government can make the same available, it will be very helpful for the industry.” However, he said the ordinance seeking 75% quote for local youths in private jobs, “will be detrimental to industrial development”.
The draft policy also mentions incentives for the companies manufacturing electric vehicles. “Encourage and incentivise EV manufacturing and promote green automotive technology through policy interventions and development of EV charging infrastructure in the state,” its states.