To cater to the rising number of middle class population, The Haryana government plans to come out with a liberal retail policy next month which would contain various provisions, including opening of 24X7 stores in the state.

Disclosing this in Dubai, Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar said given the rising number of middle class population and the standards of living of people heading north, Haryana has great potential for such stores.

While interacting with Dubai-based business tycoons and leaders of various groups in Dubai on Tuesday, Khattar said Haryana has vast opportunities of investment and the land bank available in the state for the industry to set up projects.

Any enterprise coming to Haryana would be accorded all approvals within 45 days for setting up projects through the Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre (HEPC), he said.

The CM is leading a high-level delegation to Dubai to woo investors. At his meeting with Landmark Group, Khattar offered help to skill its employees, and said the state could also supply staff to the group through a training programme.

The Haryana government also offered to organize a buyer-supplier meet for the Landmark Group in January where smaller suppliers can exhibit their products. Additionally, one-on-one meeting with major suppliers can be arranged with help of the state government, CM said.

The Landmark Group, the second largest non-food retail company in UAE, operates major retail brands in India such as Lifestyle, Max and Splash, It has already opened sourcing office in Gurgaon, and has hospitality division christened Home Centre.

At his meeting with NMC, a healthcare giant, the CM said the state government would explore the option of setting up a medi-city in Panchkula. New hospital projects can be explored in the districts of Rewari, Mahendergarh, Fatehabad, Dadri, Sirsa, Panipat, Kaithal.

NMC operates 40 healthcare facilities in the UAE and seven hospitals in India, five of which are acquired and two are greenfield. The NMC plans for the possible acquisition of existing Goldfield College and SRS Hospital.

Prospects of HAFED exploring the possibility of establishing brand Haryana Fresh for various products and market these through the super markets of the Al Maya Group were assessed at the meeting.

Later addressing a gathering of about 70 top investors from the UAE, he urged them to invest in Haryana and assured them full support of the state government.