Panipat district in the state of Haryana is a historic region that has been a place for three major battles in the history of our country. After a separation and then a merger with Karnal district, it was finally made a separate district on January 1, 1992. Panipat is famous for its textile industries, but still lack adequate overall development and faces certain challenges, which cause hindrances to its growth.
It is popularly known as the City of Weavers. It is a center for blankets, carpets and handloom weaving industries. In spite of all this, the district still lacks fame and popularity at the national level. The industries in this region need to be promoted, so that more business owners can import and export the products manufactured here. These industry owners should be given a better platform to showcase their skills, for e.g. they should be given an assistance to participate in the markets and stalls at fairs taking place in other states. If the government promotes the textile industry through several promotional measures, it will have better chances of expansion nationally.
Tourism is another industry in this district which lacks a proper development. Panipat is historically a rich place and therefore, has many museums, monuments, temples and other places of interest, which can attract more tourists. Tourism should be promoted here, as it has a potential to attract and cater to a large number of people. Also, tourism is a good source of foreign exchange and expansion of this industry can generate more revenue for the district. It can contribute a substantial share towards the economic development of the region and therefore, the government should make consistent efforts to develop this sector. Better infrastructure, transportation, utilities, accommodation, food and restaurant, banks and ATMs, etc. should also be provided by the government, which can flourish the tourism industry in this district.
Recently, 12 tribal migrants were released from a poultry farm in Panipat. They were forced to work at a very low wage and were even physically abused by the farm's owner and his staff. The rescued workers were all minors and the victims of bonded labour in the district. The administration of this region is required to take necessary and immediate actions against such illegal practices in this region. It also puts a question on the existing state of law and order in the region. Stricter laws are required to be imposed in the district, so that such crimes are not practiced here.
Panipat also lacks substantial employment opportunities for the educated class. Developing the corporate sector in the district can offer a competitive and required platform for the young and the job seeking population. Adequate supply of water and electricity, better infrastructure, and feasible mode of transportation can attract more corporate houses to invest in this region. It is essential that these issues are resolved in Panipat, so that the vision of Naya Haryana can be achieved with success.