Hisar was the largest district in Haryana till it was reorganised in 1966. Hisar is popularly known as the City of Steel because of the presence of large steel industries. Hisar has many social and economic issues which need to be addressed and solved. There are 844 females per thousand males in Hisar, which indicates the low sex ratio in the region. Female infanticide, which is high in number in Haryana, is also high in Hisar. The girl child is required to be protected and saved in Hisar, which can be done by taking several measures. Education about the importance of women can protect the rights of girl child in Hisar. Also, women education and women empowerment need to be promoted in Hisar.
Hisar has a large metal industry which has a major contribution in the economy of the region. But are these industries getting their due? As per reports, the net profit of the metal industries declined to 72.41% in the quarter of March 2014. This indicates that there is a slowdown in the industry, which indicates that it is not getting its worth. This shows that the industries may lack adequate resources. There is a need to take a close look at the decline of the industry. Is it because the industries are not using modern techniques for production? Or is it that they lack skilled manpower resources? Quality techniques and efficient workforce is the urgent need in Hisar to enhance the industrial sector.
Hisar has many universities which offer courses in different fields. The Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University is one of the biggest agriculture universities in Asia. The Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, and the Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences are also a few universities which offer offbeat courses to the students. Even though these universities offer distinct courses, still they are not well-known universities in India. Is it so because they lack quality education or because they have not been promoted at the national level? If Hisar has the calibre and potential to set up such universities, a light should be shed on them. These universities should be promoted at the national level and they should be raised in standard and quality education, so that they can stand in competition to the other universities in our country.
Infrastructural development, power and water supply, sanitation, transportation, and crime against women are other issues which exist in Hisar. Like any other city or district in Haryana, Hisar also requires attention from the government. The government should supply adequate financial aid and necessary resources to Hisar so that it can overcome the limitations which it has been facing so far. Caste difference and atrocities against the so-called backward classes is also common in Hisar, especially in the rural areas. A lopsided development in Haryana will not do. The dream of Naya Haryana that we envision seeks overall development in all the parts of the state.