The Planning Commission, Government of India has been bringing out State Development Reports (SDRs) for all States and Union Territories of India. The objective of bringing out these reports is to provide a credible independent quality reference document on the development profile, set out strategies for accelerating economic growth, lessen regional disparities and reduce poverty. The SDR is meant to discuss the constraints and challenges faced by a state and provide a vision, or a road map for its socio-economic development. Each SDR is being prepared mainly by the experts and specialised institutes under the supervision of a Core Group, headed by a Member of the Planning Commission as Chairman and a representative of the concerned State Government as a member. The publication of the "Haryana Development Report" follows the earlier published SDRs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, while SDRs of many other States and Union Territories are under various stages of preparation.
"The Haryana State Development Report" reviews the State's development experience and highlights issues critical for its future growth. Haryana's potential in horticulture, livestock, tourism, pharmaceuticals, IT and its rapid structural change is well documented in the report. The report is expected to serve as a useful reference and stimulate informed debate on the policy issues facing the state.