IT parks to be set up in all districts of Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25: The Kerala Government will create one lakh jobs in the Information Technology sector with the setting up of IT parks in all the districts, State Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan informed the Assembly today.

The IT parks would be established in all the districts, except in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam districts and the government had already entrusted Price Waterhouse Coopers for preparing a master plan in this regard, he said while replying to questions by N Aniruddhan (CPI) and others.

Mr Balakrishnan, deputising for Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said the government had already formed Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure (KSITI) to implement the project, which would create one lakh opportunities in three years in the IT sector.

Stating that the criteria for setting up an IT park was 50 acres of land, close to a city and an international airport, he said the government had received suggestions from many district authorities and people's representatives for setting up IT parks in their respective areas.

The Minister said 67 acres of land had already been identified in Pantheeramkavu and Nellikode villages for setting up IT parks in Kozhikode and the officials concerned were preparing preliminary reports after inspecting the proposed land.


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