Thursday, November 26, 2015

Central nod to IT park in Jeypore Rayagada, Bhawanipatna left out

Note: Why too much administrative negligence in Kalahandi? Because of not identifying the land, STPI in Bhawanipatna got delayed and postponed. I mentioned about STPI in my last year meeting in January to our honorable MLA from Bhawanipatna and Junagarh, so that they can take the issue with state Govt. and expedite it. It is time leaders and people of Kalahandi to take note of it.

Orissapost, Nov 25, 2015
Jeypore, Nov 25: A wave of joy Tuesday gripped this town in Koraput district after news of the Centre giving nod for establishment of an IT park here spread in the area.
A patch of three acres of land at Phulabada on the outskirts of the town has already been demarcated for the setting up of the park, a report said.
Earlier, the state government had sent a proposal to the Centre to open Software Technology Park of India (STPI) hub at Jeypore. Besides, Sambalpur, Bhawanipatna, Rayagada, Jajpur and Angul also featured in the proposal sent by the state government. The same was approved by the Centre.
Later, the state government identified land in Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur and Jeypore towns and sent a report to the Centre for its final approval. Based on the report, the latter approved centres in  Angul, Sambalpur and Jajpur also. The proposal for the centres in Rayagada and Bhawanipatna  got delayed as the proposed land for the purpose couldn’t be identified, a report said.
At present three STPI centres are operating in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela and Berhampur while construction of the fourth one at Balasore is under way. According to sources, 96 IT companies operate from Bhubaneswar centre alone while six and three companies have got themselves registered in Rourkela and Berhampur centres respectively. 
It may be noted that there are 53 STPI centres in the country under which more than 8,000 units operate and export services besides manufacturing electronic hardware.
Putting emphasis on information technology, the Centre had started setting up STPIs in 1991. The department has set up separate jurisdictions for some STPIs for smooth management of the centres. The STPIs of Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand operate under Bhubaneswar jurisdiction.

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