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Haryana aims to attract investment of Rs 20,000 crore besides generating employment opportunities for about 1.2 lakh youth with the launch of 'IT and ESDM policy', Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here today. "Haryana is the first state in the country to launch such policy," he said. Khattar was speaking after the launch of IT and ESDM policy by Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad at Digital Haryana Summit. On September 13, the Haryana cabinet had approved Information Technology (IT) and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) policy 2017. Haryana is the first state in the country to come up with maiden Cyber Security Policy, Khattar said. The policy seeks to ensure that critical IT and Information Communication Technology (ICT) information is protected from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, modification, and disposal, whether intentionally or unintentionally, he added. He said the government would provide all kinds of facilities to realise the Memorandums of Understanding exchanged under the IT and ESDM policy. "We have also started the process of skill development of youth in IT and other sectors through Vishwakarma Skill Development University," Khattar said. On the proposed film policy, the chief minister said it was ready and would be launched in a month's time. He said the state government had also launched SARAL portal under which citizens could track more than 130 services through websites and SMS. Similarly, HARPATH portal has been launched for mapping the damage to and repair of roads, he said. Anyone can apprise the department concerned about the damage caused to roads just by posting a photograph on the portal, he added. The chief minister said the state government had embarked upon a three-pronged drive to check pollution in Gurugram. With the start of Kundli-Manesar section of the KMP Expressway by the end of this year, traffic movement in the town would decrease considerably and air pollution minimised, he said. Similarly, 25 CNG pumps would start functioning in Gurugram in one year and this would give relief from vehicle pollution, Khattar added.
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