is a southeastern town in the state of Haryana founded
in 1607 AD by Shaikh Farid, Emperor Jehangir's treasurer.
Located 30 kms south of Delhi, it is planned in a semi
circle with the Industrial area along the circumference
surrounding the town. One of the oldest towns in Haryana,
it is a bustling industrial town, although the district
itself is the 12th one to be formed. To protect the
Delhi-Agra High Road, Faridabad was constituted a municipality
in 1867. It is widely believed that Baba Farid, an eminent
Sufi saint, founded Faridabad. Being a project for Pakistani
refugee resettlement after the partition, light industrial
development was initiated in the town in 1950. Now famous
for its tourist resorts, refugees laid down the initial
infrastructure of the present Faridabad. Despite having
emerged on the Industrial map of India as late as the
second five year plan in the late fifties Faridabad
is today the tenth largest Industrial town in the country.
There are about 200 large & medium units & 15000 small-scale
units. Faridabad alone is generating about 60% of the
revenues of Haryana.