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Bengal's IT exports increases by 28 per cent

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Jun 4: West Bengal's IT and ITeS exports have grown by 28 per cent during 2005-06 to Rs 2,800 crore, state's principal IT secretary G D Gautama said today.

The state, eyeing 10 per cent of the total software exports of the country, is waiting to hear from IT software giant Infosys about its proposed development centre in Kolkata in a month's time, Gautama said.

The software major has sought 100 acres of land for the proposed project, Gautama said adding that the company has planned to invest Rs 500 crore in the proposed project.

Meanwhile, major companies like DLF, Keppeland, Ascendas, Infinity Benchmark and Technopolis among others were putting up 13 million square feet of built-up space in IT parks at Salt Lake and Rajarhat, he said.

''There is a change in the perception about the state and several companies were showing interest in setting up projects in the state,'' he added.


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