Infosys setting up 22 BPOs in rural Andhra

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Hyderabad, Oct 28: In a development which will create huge employment opportunities for those in rural Andhra Pradesh, Infosys BPO is all set to establish as many as 22 BPO centres in rural districts of the state.

The subsidiary of IT major Infosys has already signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up rural BPO centres. The MoU was signed by Infosys BPO Limited CEO and Managing Director Amitabh Chaudhry and State Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty CEO T Vijaya Kumar, in the presence of the Chief Minister, K Rosaiah

"The first such BPO centre will be set up in the next six weeks which will provide a testing ground for this model. The capital expenditure and other details will be worked out subsequently," Chaudhry said.

"Over 1,000 people would get direct employment through the rural BPO centers in the next 12-15 months. Statistics suggest that direct employment generates 1.4 times indirect employment as well," he added.

Informing that all the 22 districts would have one BPO each, Chaudhry added that the company is in talks with some other states for similar ventures. However, he did not disclose the names of the states.

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