Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Karnataka Govt to Develop Five more IT Parks - Mangalore on the Ranks

BANGALORE, Oct 21: The State government has decided to develop five more Information Technology Parks (ITPs) at Bangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Hubli-Dharwad and Mysore under the public private partnership (PPP) model. The state-owned Karnataka Electronics Development Corporation (KEONICS) would be the nodal agency and land would be provided by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) for establishing the projects that would be launched before December 15. Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa would lay the foundation stone for work on the Shimoga ITP on November 1. It would come up in an area spread over 25 acres.
Similarly work on the four other ITPs would be launched during November and December. Each ITP outside Bangalore is estimated to cost between Rs 20 crore to Rs 25 crore, IT and BT minister Kattasubramanya Naidu said. Hubli and Mangalore already have an ITP and new ones had been planned to meet the future demands, he added. The Bangalore IT park would come up near the Devanahalli International Airport on a 27-acre plot to be developed by Jain Heights, a private company.
It would be developed on walk-to-work model, where small and medium IT enterprises could start functioning right away after the completion of the project within 20 months. IT & BT Authority soon The state government will soon set up an exclusive IT & BT Authority to function as a facilitator for the speedy implementation of investment proposals in information technology and bio-technology sectors.
A draft bill for the purpose is being prepared and it would be introduced during the next legislature session. The exclusive authority is being created in the light of complaints against the functioning of the present single window system in the industries department, Naidu said. Chief minister Yeddyurappa has taken personal interest in reducing the time-gap between approval and implementation of the projects. The proposed authority would cater exclusively to facilitate investments in IT and BT sectors.
Action was also being taken to simplify the land conversion processes, issuing of clearances from the revenue department and Pollution Control Board and sanctioning of water and power connections under the single window system, he said.

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1 comment:

Rakesh Kumar Singh said...

This is surely a step in right direction. Karnataka with its engineering colleges surely makes such IT part in different region feasible.
However we do not want Scenario where everyone flocks to just the one at Bangalore.
Hubli, Mangalore and Shimoga have a great potential as it has several Engineering Colleges in the vicinity. The only drawback is that whether company feels that it will attracts enough talents. The problem lies in the perceived small town syndrome.

For the IT company Manpower is the major cost. Then comes the question of whether it is cosmopolitan enough to attract talents all over India. This is the million dollar question.

But for the talented locals who will prefer jobs in vicinity and Companies who want to reduce cost of manpower this will be a boon.