Gurgaon–Buoyed by success of the first-ever ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit’, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday that its second edition would be held some time in 2018.

Manohar Lal Khattar
Manohar Lal Khattar

The success of the summit is measured by the fact that against the target of Rs.1 lakh crore, the state government has signed 357 MoUs for a total potential investment of Rs.5.84 lakh crore which is 500 times more than expectations, he said in his address at the valedictory session of the summit.

It is a matter of great satisfaction that 39 of the total MoUs involving investment of Rs. 1.28 lakh crore are for the districts not falling in the national capital region, he said, adding 10 percent of the MoUs are with MNCs and 26 percent are in the MSME sector.

“The Summit has been a great success. It has given the most tangible proof of the faith and confidence industry and investors have in Haryana’s Enterprises Promotion Policy. The steps taken by the government to usher in a new era of balanced regional growth have met recognition from investors,” said Khattar.

He assured that all necessary clearances would be granted within 30 days from the date of application.

Referring to the target fixed for attracting investment, the chief minister said that the positive response Haryana attracted from investors during his visits to US and Canada encouraged him to organise the Summit and that he was surprised to learn from officers that Haryana never held such an event.