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Haryana joins hand with Sabeer Bhatia to develop Nano-City

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Apr 4 (UNI) The Haryana Government has joined hands with Sabeer Bhatia, president and CEO Navin Communications to explore the possibility of developing a knowledge city, which would provide an environment for the creation of technologies of the future.

Mr Bhatia, pioneer in the field of web-based e-mail, co-founded Hotmail Corporation in 1996 and later sold it to Bill Gate's Microsoft, said that a joint working group would be constituted immediately to finalize the location and the basic parameters of the project within a period of three months.

Mr Bhatia said, ''Nano City-as it will be called, would be India's Intellectual Capital City of the future.'' He said, ''We expect this city to cover technology such as Nano Technology, bio sciences, software product development, next generation internet product, materials research and energy-India has done a great job of creating a vibrant and growing software industry. The time is ripe for India to move into the next phase for the development of products and technologies for the world market in the above mentioned areas.'' Mr Bhatia said, ''We foresee research establishments such as US Universities, research and development centres of companies which have been the centres of innovation, to carry out multi-disciplinary research and collaborative research with indian centres of excellence in this city. Our endeavour is to make this a project of National significance and the Government of Haryana shall assist in promoting the project by setting up a fast track mechanism of approvals.'' UNI DP RA HS1806

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