Bhubaneswar: Four more software technology parks of India (STPls) would be set up in Odisha in the next one year. At present there four STPIs in the State.
“There has been a rapid growth of IT Industries at Bhubaneswar in last 10 years. All the major IT players have already established their development centres in Bhubaneswar and are in the process of expansion. At present, there are four STPls in Odisha and four more are coming up in the next one year.
There has been a rapid growth of IT Industries at Bhubaneswar in last 10 years,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday while attending the Digital India Conclave organised by the India Today Group.
Maintaining that the State Government has brought out a new ICT Policy and Industrial Policy Resolution-2015 where Government strives to make Odisha the preferred destination for IT/ITES/ESDM Companies, Patnaik said the State Government is setting up a Green Field Electronics Manufacturing Cluster within Infovalley. Odisha is the first State to sign an MOU with TiE Silicon Valley, USA to attract foreign investment in IT and ESDM Sector.
“Our recently announced special package of incentives for ESDM sector shall definitely be a catalyst in this endeavour.
There is provision for additional incentives under Capital Investment Subsidy over and above the Union Government Special Incentives Package,” said Patnaik.
Patnaik said it has also been decided to establish a Characterization Laboratory in the State jointly with STPI in the Triple IT Campus Bhubaneswar.
“It will be the first such laboratory in eastern India which will help entrepreneurs to test their semiconductor designs at an affordable cost.
Establishment of an Electronic System Design & Manufacturing Incubation Centre to promote the start ups in ESDM sector at Bhubaneswar has been approved by Government,” said Patnaik.