Baddi is an industrial town and a Nagar panchayat in the Southwestern Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, a hill state of northern India. The town lies on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana states in the Shivalik Hills, around 35 kilometres west of Solan. Chandigarh, a union territory and the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, is around 40 kilometres west of Baddi.
Baddi in the Solon district of Himachal Pradesh is emerging as the pharmaceutical industry capital of India. More Than half of India's pharmaceutical production, mainly formulations, would originate from Himachal Pradesh in few years as 200 odd medium and large-scale units are coming up in and around Baddi. The fortunes of Baddi began to change with the visit of the then Prime Minister to Uttranchal and Himachal Pradesh during March 29 and 31, 2002, where he announced tax and central excise concessions to attract investments to special category states.
The major attractions for investors included 100 per cent outright excise duty exemption for a period of ten years from the date of commencement of commercial production (the past budget stipulated it to industries starting on or before 31 March 2010), 100 per cent income tax exemption for an initial period of five years and thereafter 30 per cent for companies for a further period of five years, capital investment subsidy of 15 per cent on plant and machinery subject to a ceiling of Rs 30 lakhs, applicable also to existing units. The schemes are also available for existing units going in for expansions. The identified thrust sectors included non-polluting pharma and herbal products. Besides, the State Government also announced a slew of attractive investment schemes, including single window clearance for projects.
A contour map of the Baddi belt shows just a series of undifferentiated blocks in a wide strip of land just off the foothills of the Himalayas. Closer home as one drives up to the most-discussed industrial belt just 40 km from Chandigarh, those blocks metamorphose into factories, mostly pharma but also manufacturing and IT. Many Indian companies were seeking to relocate operations to Baddi because of tax concessions being offered by the Central and State governments.
There are various of IT Sales & Service providers are available at Baddi. Due to be a part of nearby Hi-tech city Chandigarh; Baddi is not untouched with the Information Technology. New Universities have been opened producing more ITitians. Most of the localities are a part of Chandigarh Education also, that's why there are more and spontaneous aspects are available in IT sourcing. Another thing which makes the IT field strong in the city is the setup of Industrial Units. Today it is a very must need of each & every Industrial Part, Institutions, Organization, Government Departments (90% of Himachal Government Undertakings are Online) , Banking & Trading etc. Some of the main Information Technology Service & Registered Sales Providers are as follow: