West Bengal Government revives IT hub plans

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Kolkata, Sep 17(ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Thursday said that the Government would revive plans to build a one billion dollar IT hub, which was earlier, scrapped due to land acquisition problems.

The State Government has planned an IT town on the outskirts of Kolkata to host IT giants Wipro and Infosys, and following the issue Bhattacharya said that IT majors, Wipro and Infosys would be given 45 acres of land each near the airport, where they can construct new centres.

"We are ready to give 45 acres of land each to Wipro and Infosys and they can come and immediately take possession of the land and they can start constructing their new centres in Rajarhat, 45 acres each and they are big companies and they will create huge job opportunities for young people," Bhattacharya said.

The State Government had earlier cancelled the project after local police arrested a member of a private business consortium, which had offered to procure land for the IT hub on behalf of the Government, on charges of seizing the land by force. (ANI)

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