ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THE NORTH-Subsidising to Bankruptcy

August 29, 1981 BOTH Punjab and Haryana have suddenly realised the urgent need for industrialisation. Early last month, the Haryana government announced the resurrection' of its moribund 'industrial assistance group' scheme which promises much milk and honey (through 'one window') to those desirous or investing in industrial ventures' In the state. Early" this month the Chief Minister of Haryana hied himself off to the fleshpots of Europe and America ostensibly to won Indian emigres into investing their nest eggs in industrial ventures back home in Haryana (the number of Haryanvi emigres is minuscule). Not to be outdone, the Punjab government opened an 'Udyog Sahayak' with much Fanfare Inwards the middle of August. This loo, promised great quantities of milk and honey to potential industrial investors. Haryana has labelled its venture into the realms of manufacture the 'aiye jee policy. Punjab is still groping around for a suitably catchy label. Now tiny Himachal Pradesh has also joined the three ring circus.

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