Friday 20 July 2012

Dehradun would be developed as IT hub like Hyderabad

 Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna stating that Dehradun would be developed as IT hub like Hyderabad and Bangaluru, said that solid efforts would be made to ensure that Uttarakhand creates a special niche for itself in IT sector. He said that better environment would be created for establishment of industry in the state. He also said that tourism facilities would be developed and efforts made to set up an international level airport with direct flight between Kathmandu and Dehradun to attract more tourists.
Chief Minister Bahuguna, speaking after dedicating the newly constructed SIDCUL building and laying the foundation stone of Rs. 80 crore IT Bhavan at IT Park Sahastradhara Road on Friday, said that all the services and projects related to IT would be conducted from this building which would have state of the art facilities. Mr. Bahuguna said that the State Government was committedly working to provide better atmosphere and all necessary facilities to boost the industrial investment in the state. The Government would ensure that all the essential facilities were made available for the entrepreneurs contributing towards industrial development in the State, he said.
He also consented for adding the name of Danda-Lakhound with the IT Park and construction of a bridge at Sahastradhara.
Planning and Information Technology Minister Dinesh Agarwal said that IT had become an important step for  development in the present era. He said that the Government had taken concrete initiatives to bring the state in the forefront in IT field and for this purpose; the construction of this proposed IT Bhavan would be completed within a year.
Former Chief Minister ND Tiwari said that establishment of maximum number of IT and industrial units would greatly help in checking migration from hill regions. He advocated taking the IT to even the remote villages in the state.
Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain said that IT was the backbone of good governance and thus the Government was paying special attention in promoting IT in the State. He also said that a Data Centre would also be set up in IT Bhavan which would help in expediting the execution of official plans and programs. He said that sufficient space was being provided for banks in the IT Park complex so that it could also be developed as financial hub.
Also present on the occasion were MLAs Ganesh Joshi, Umesh Sharma, Rajkumar, Shailarani Rawat, Sarita Arya, Lalit Farshwan and Principal Secretary Industrial Development and IT Rakesh Sharma.

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