Haryana, which was rocked by violent protests till less than a fortnight ago during the Jat agitation for jobs and educational quotas, casuing loss of lives and massive damage to property, drew a series of reassuring messages on Monday from both foreign and domestic investors gathered at the 'Happening Haryana Global Investors' Summit here.
Here are some of the comments:
Keita Muramatsu, president and CEO, Honda Scooters and Motorcycles India
"We have witnessed unprecedented improvement in the ease of doing business in Haryana due to the state's new industrial policy. The progress made in Manesar bears testimony to it. "
Chandrajit Banerjee director general, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
"The fact that 12 countries are taking part in the Summit is testimony to the global confidence that Haryana enjoys as favourite investment destination for the global business community as well. CII would like to partner with Haryana government and pledge to work in the social development sector for projects such as Beti Padhao - Beti Bachao and to empower citizens of Haryana. "
Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director, Medanta
"We have had the best experience of setting up the healthcare facility in Haryana during the last 10 years, especially the support from the people, political leadership and the civil administration. Medanta looks to invest in a medical school and another 1, 000 beds over the next five years. "
Subhash Chandra, chairman, Essel Group and ZEE TV
I am a proud son of Hisar (Haryana). I believe the Happening Haryana event is the harbinger of better times for the state.
Malvinder Mohan Singh, executive Chairman, Fortis Healthcare
"The Fortis hospitals in Gurgaon cater to 35 percent of the international medical tourism demand. We thank the Haryana government for its support. "
Chang Kwon Kim, chief executive of Lotte Asset Development Company, Korea
With support of the Manohar Lal (Khattar) government, Lotte set up a confectionery factory in Rohtak, and is doing very well. We are now looking at developing smart cities and setting up an industrial township, an entertainment hub and venturing into real estate".
Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group
"We have seven real estate projects in the state. We are looking forward to setting up more in the near future. "
R. C. Bhargava, chairman, Maruti Suzuki
"Haryana has played a critical role in making Maruti Suzuki's market capitalisation bigger than Suzuki, its Japanese parent. For Suzuki, Haryana and India have become important to Japan than Japan itself".
Pawan Munjal, chairman and managing director, Hero Motocorp
"We have been deepening our roots in Haryana through diversification into renewable energy, healthcare, realty, etc. We're very excited about his next phase of growth.
Y. C. Deveshwar, chairman ITC
"We will invest Rs. 550 crore in Haryana in the field of food processing. "
Gautam Adani, chairman Adani Group
"I salute the state of Haryana, which, having less than two percent of India's population, accounts for 10 percent of the armed forces strength. The state with just 1. 5 percent of the country's geographical area is the second largest contributor to the central foodgrain pool. Wheat storage silos built by Adani Group and the Inland Container Depot are testimony to our progress in Haryana. "
Le Yucheng, China's Ambassador to India
"Among Indian states, Haryana is undoubtedly the top choice for Chinese companies. Our investments in railways, infrastructure, power etc. are fast progressing. Haryana has many advantages, including infrastructure. We will strive to bring dozens of Chinese companies to Haryana. "
Indra Nooyi, chairperson PepsiCo
"Haryana provides excellent infra and skilled workforce. "