CII calls for bringing ICT in essential services list
“Through use of ICT, we have been able to bring 1700 ‘Mandis’ of Punjab on one portal, which has made tracking of various transactions, receipts and payments so easy. We transacted business worth Rs 5,000 crore this year and aim to take this figure up to Rs 40,000 crore next year,” said state IT and Food & Civil Supplies minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon while inaugurating the 2 -day IT event Destination IT@North 2012 here.
The event is being jointly organised by Chandigarh Administration, Punjab government, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) with an aim to promote the region as an ICT Hub.
“I invite Infosys and other ICT companies to come to Punjab and set up their units. We would fully support you with good infrastructure, connectivity, favourable policies and well trained man power. We are continuously trying to put in place the best possible infrastructure and most congenial business climate and have laid down a very conducive IT policy for the growth of ICT in the region”, said Kairon
The minister also added “After thumping success of STPI Mohali, we are now launching STPI in Amritsar, an 400 Acre
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