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Information Technology Expands to New Regions in Karnataka

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The Government of Karnataka plans a policy that would benefit the people living in rural areas through Information Technology (IT).

As part of this IT devlopment policy there would be computer training institutes in all village clusters across the state in partnership with the IT industry. There would be a public-private partnership model along with the IT industry and academia for imparting computer training and skill development.

The State IT and Science and Technology Minister K Subramanya Naidu said that “the proposed rural IT policy will have a special package of incentives and concessions for the IT industry to set up Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in rural areas”.

The state government also plans to decongest Bangalore city by devloping tertiary cities with IT parks and electronic hubs in tier-two cities such as Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Hassan and Davangere.

Naidu further stated that, “Sectors of the new economy such as IT and BT (biotechnology) have capitalised on the knowledge skills of the tech city. Innovations in information and communication technologies (ICT), space, aerospace, bio-sciences and nanotechnology have benefited the country”.

The new development of investment in tier – two cities will allow the flow of the investments to these new cities and facilitate expansion of IT firms beyond the IT hub of Bangalore.

The change in the policy will foster local jobs, check migration and improve the standard of living of the rural people.

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