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Software exports cross Rs 1,00,809 crore mark

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New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) Member units of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) have exported software of over Rs 1,00,809 crore estimated by the end of financial year 2005-2006.

The total exports by STP units in the year 2004-05 were Rs 74,019 crore. The growth in exports in 2005-06 is an impressive 36 per cent as compared to 2004-05.

The highest exports by STPI registered units were from Karnataka (Rs 37,000 crore), followed by Maharashtra (Rs 15,500 crore) and Tamil Nadu (Rs 13,960 crore), an official statement here said.

Karnataka registered a growth of 34 per cent going up from Rs 27,600 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 37,000 crore in 2005-06.

Maharashtra also grew 34 per cent from Rs 11,542 crore to Rs 15,500 crore. Tamil Nadu went up from 29 per cent at Rs 13,960 from Rs 10,790 crore.

Andhra Pradesh exports from STPI grew by 51 per cent from Rs 8270 to Rs 12,500 crore. Haryana grew 41 per cent, Uttar Pradesh 43 per cent, Delhi 43 per cent, West Bengal 25 per cent, Orissa 16 per cent, Kerala 10 per cent, Chandigarh 31 per cent, Rajasthan 36 per cent, Gujarat 32 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 35 per cent, Punjab 46 per cent, Pondicherry 33 per cent and other areas 25 per cent with a national total of 36 per cent at Rs 100,809 crores from Rs 74,019 crore.

STP scheme, which is a 100 per cent export oriented scheme, has attracted many entrepreneurs in the area of software and services. More than 6000 units are registered under STPI umbrella out of which more than 4200 units have exported software in 2005-06.

The unique features of the STP scheme one-stop-services by including datacom services and incubation facilities has attracted a large number of software exporters for registration under the STPI administered scheme.

STPI was established in 1991 and registered as an Autonomous Society under the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. STPI was set-up to implement the STP scheme and to promote software exports by providing infrastructure facilities including High Speed Data Communication (HSDC) links.

It is also implementing various important projects of national importance such as setting up of the first Bio-IT Park in the country. The project is being implemented in the form of the public-private partnership model.

STPI has formed a joint venture company with MTNL, MTNL-STPI IT Services Ltd, for the implementation of India in portal and associated services.

The portal would be having citizen centric content, features and services. A key feature of the portal in e-mail service in Indian language apart from English.

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