Modi lures IT investors to Gujarat

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Bangalore, Nov 6 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today set out to hard-sell his state as the next best destination for the it sector.

Mr Modi, who was the Chief Guest at the country's biggest ICT event BangaloreIT.biz that began here invited the it industry captains to come and set up shop in his state, saying that he had laid a strong emphasis on making Gujarat an IT enabled state.

We buy IT products worth Rs 15,000 every year as we have the most comprehensive state wide area network in the country. Gujarat is the first state to have a fully developed state data centre and offers a good blend of e-governance. It deploys e-procurement in 118 departments and other organisations of the state," he said.

Later, speaking at an interactive session with the Industry leaders at a five star hotel, he said Gujarat is long known for business-friendly politics. He invited the leaders to Gujarat Global Investors' summit to be held at Ahmedabad in January to 'feel' the atmosphere in the state. "Last year after a similar summit, we attracted USD 150 billion in Gujarat. My state is the prime investment destination in the country and we have maintained a 10 per cent state GDP for nearly one decade," he said.

Mr Modi said the state offered the best infrastructure in the country. Every nook and corner of the state received uninterrupted power round the clock.

Soon the government would begin work on the Gujarat international financial tech-city (GIFT) near the Ahmedabad international airport," he said.

The Chief Minister is leading a high-level delegation of officials and industry captains to the ICT event.

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