Gurgaon records 30 per cent growth in IT export

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Chandigarh, Aug 7 (UNI) Haryana has become one of the most preferred destination for industry, including Information Technology (IT) and other knowledge-based industries, with Gurgaon registering a growth of about 30 per cent in IT export over the previous year.

This was stated by Haryana Chief Secretary Dharamvir while speaking at the inaugural function of e-revolution Conference being organised jointly by the Chandigarh Administration, Haryana and Punjab Governments in collaboration with NASSCOM and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) here today.

Mr Dharamvir said Gurgaon region is one of the most premier destination of IT and high tech industries of the country. IT export from Gurgaon has touched a figure of more than Rs 18,000 crore in the last financial year registering a growth of about 30 per cent over the previous year as compared to about 25 per cent growth during the corresponding period at the national level.

He said in view of rail, road and air connectivity, hub of high quality educational and research institutions, excellent medical facilities, good climate and excellent urban atmosphere, the tri-city area of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali have already emerged as the most preferred destination for IT and knowledge based industries.

He said Haryana has already established itself as the leading ''Technology Destination''.

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