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Bengal to open seven IT parks by 2017: State IT Minister

 MPost |  2016-12-02 23:45:01.0  |  Kolkata

Bengal to open seven IT parks  by 2017: State  IT Minister

The Bengal government will open seven Information Technology parks in the state by 2017, with an aim to make it a preferred IT destination in the country, a state minister said on Thursday.

"Seven IT parks will be ready by 2017 and will provide job opportunities to around 20,000 people," Bengal IT Minister Bratya Basu said at the InfoComm ICT seminar here.

The minister said the state is offering the best incentive policies for IT and ITeS (Information Technology enabled Services) companies ranging from interest to training subsidies.

IT principal secretary Talleen Kumar said the state government plans to create infrastructure ahead 
of demand.

He said three hardware parks were coming up in the state, besides setting up of an institute of 
data sciences and a cyber security centre of excellence for protection of data.

The Bengal government is also keen on a start-up action plan, which will be targeted at the youth population in the state.

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