Haryana was formed during 1966 and ever since that time it has been facing several issues in bringing about an extent of development that percolates to all the levels. The story of development in this north Indian state, as in most other parts of India, has been of a lopsided one with certain areas receiving more attention others thus leaving them to be categorized as backward. While the differences were not so evident in the initial stages when the state government emphasized on agriculture, the cracks widened to become fissures when industrial and technological progress became the cornerstone of the state's new identity.
Some of the areas that need to be taken care of in this regard are building of infrastructural facilities, bringing about a change in the attitudes of various members of the society, improving human resources, making the overall administration more efficient, and maintaining a just law and order situation. In the last few years, the government has had to start focusing on development of the tertiary and secondary sectors such as the hi-tech enterprises. The question that needs to be asked in this context what would be the shape of development in future in Haryana. In spite of the progress achieved in terms of increasing usage of information technology in different domains and the self sufficiency achieved in power, certain other important areas need to be provided more attention.
The government needs to take steps that will foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the less developed areas of the state. The overall socio-economic environment of the state needs to be changed for the better as well. This will ensure that the state receives more capital investment as well as interest of the finest entrepreneurs that India has to offer. This will perhaps also help the backward regions emerge from the fold of obscurity. Human resource is also a critical issue in these areas and for that to be achieved properly it is essential to provide proper education in these places.
With a better standard of education it will be possible to make sure that the next generation in these regions receives the skills and competencies that allow them to compete on an equal footing with their counterparts from the developed centers. This would also enable them to work properly in the sophisticated set-ups that are going to be commonplace in Haryana's professional scenario in the days ahead.
Nowadays people from different parts of the country are coming to Haryana to work and they are not restricted to urban centres like Gurgaon only. So it is imperative that the state develops the infrastructural facilities in the rural areas so that these less developed regions can be projected as viable options as well. Rural as well as tier-2 areas are beginning to have enough talent pool. The housing in these areas needs to be looked at so that it provides both quality and cost efficiency. Other important areas, which would need improvement in this context, are transportation, recreation and marketing.
One also needs to understand the fact that with people from different parts of India coming to these areas it is perhaps inevitable that there could be instances of cultural differences, which could lead to clashes. So it is imperative that proper sensitization of people in these areas is done. It is expected that the different arms of government will be more prompt than how they have functioned before so that such situations can either be stopped as quickly as possible.