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FARIDABAD - AN OVERVIEW

Faridabad district after being carved out from the erstwhile Gurgaon came on the map of Haryana in August'1979 as the 12 th district of the State. On its North it is bounded by Delhi and on the West lies Gurgaon district; on its East and South, the district shares the boundary with Uttar Pradesh. The river Yamuna flows down the boundary of the district.

The present day, Faridabad gained its face during the industry oriented second five year plan (1956-61). So rapid has been the development that it has out grown Faridabad beyond bounds and its Industrial estates fell short and even the residential areas have been invaded by small scale/ancillary industries and job-oriented work shops. Many large and medium scale industries came up on either side of Delhi-Mathura Highway , beyond Ballabgarh till Palwal. In this way, Faridabad Industrial complex has carved out a sound and rich industrial base.

TREND OF UNDUSTRIES IN FARIDABAD

Faridabad-Ballabgarh-Palwal Industrial Complex occupies a significantly important place on the Industrial map of India with its own individuality and personality. Faridabad is the 9 th biggest industrial town of India . It has various type of industries which are manufacturing products ranging from hypodermic syringes to huge mechanized Loaders, Tractors, Motorcycles, Air-conditioners, Tyres, Footwears etc. Significant enough are its products like special alloy steel casting, forgings, vacuum glass flasks, refrigerators, LPG stoves etc. It is also noteworthy that during the last few years, about 100 units of textiles, dyeing and printing have come up in this Industrial Complex; as a result a large number of garments exporters switched over to Faridabad from other parts of the country.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Faridabad offers an excellent infrastructure base for setting up an Industry. The following projects which are underway/in the pipeline, are pointers to the potential of infrastructural development in the District:

  • Badarpur Flyover
  • Six lanning of NH-2
  • Extension of Metro Rail upto Faridabad
  • Western Express Highway linking Kundli to Palwal via Manesar
  • Kalindi Kunj bypass providing easy access to NOIDA (U.P.)
  • Eastern Express Highway from Kundli to Palwal via NOIDA.

Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation, Haryana Urban Development Authority and the Directorate of Industries acquire and develop land for industrial use. These agencies have developed industrial estates having more than 1500 plots spread all over the district. Haryana is rated today as the best State in India by the Centre while monitoring Indian Economy on the basis of survey conducted by it so far as infrastructure facilities are concerned.

INDUSTRIAL AREAS/ESTATES IN FARIDABAD

The position of Industrial Areas/Estates developed by Government of Haryana in Faridabad Industrial Complex is as under :

S. No.

Industrial Sector in Faridabad

No. of Plots carved out

Total Area covered by Industrial Estate

1.

Sector-4

46

83.20 Acres

2.

Sector-6

142

269.20

3.

Sector-24

397

664.00

4.

Sector-25

182

540.00

5.

Secor-27

178

500.00

6.

Sector-31

103

19.52

7.

Sector-59

387

209.70

8.

Indl. Area Hathin

111

51.29

  TOTAL
1546
2336.91 Acres

Besides the above, some industrial estates developed by private agencies also exist where thousands of industries are working. Some more Industrial Estates are proposed to be developed in the district by HUDA. An Industrial Model Township (IMT) in the lines of Manesar and an Special Economic Zone (SEZ) are sanctioned for Faridabad

FOREIGN COLLABORATION & EXPORTS

Today Faridabad can boast of having a large number of foreign collaborations. The range of products being exported from this district is widening every day and foreign market for the same is expanding. This is due to the fact that products manufactured here are technically superior and incorporate the latest advanced technology. The products which are exported from this district are machinery, electric equipment, tractor, industrial units, helmets, tyres, footwear etc. A large number of industrial units have collaborations with foreign countries apart from wholly owned foreign companies.

 
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