Software export from Haryana rises to Rs 14,000 cr

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Chandigarh, Nov 13 (UNI) The export of software from Haryana has increased from Rs 890 crore in 1999-2000 to Rs 14,000 crore in 2006-07.

A spokesman for the Information and Technology Department today said the state had improved its ranking in the country by six positions from 15th to ninth position in the last two years as per the latest e-Readiness Assessment Report released by Department of Information Technology, Government of India.

He said Haryana had formulated its e-Governance Roadmap and Capacity Building Roadmap. The state was in the category of "Level One" states in implementation of the core infrastructure projects of State Wide Area Network (SWAN) for connecting all its offices up to Block level with a project outlay of Rs 102.62 crore.

The work had commenced and connectivity upto Block level was likely to be achieved by December 31, he added.

The spokesman said with the introduction of Information Technology Policy, Haryana was now emerging as a leader in the development of Information Technology.

He said efforts were being made to make the state a top ranking state in the field of software technology.

Gurgaon, he said, had emerged as the most preferred destination for private entrepreneurs who were willing to invest in IT, ITES and BPO companies.

The state government was setting up a Hi-Tech Habitat Centre for IT, ITES and BPO companies in the Electronic City, Gurgaon in which world class facilities would be provided, he said.

The spokesman said there was also a proposal to develop other areas in the National Capital Region, like Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Express Highway, Gurgaon, Manesar and Faridabad as satellites of Mega IT Hub.

UNI

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