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IT Boom Confined to a Few Cities in India

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Though India is considered to be a major IT destination, it would not be wrong to state that most of the IT boom or development has been confined to the major cities of Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune. The concern now is to throw the IT net far and wide in the country and get newer destinations on the block. There, however, is certain blockades in this path. One of which is the non-availability of broadband Internet services.

Speaking on the occasion of signing a memorandum of understanding between Tata Consultancy Services (TCA) and Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Union Minister for Power and Commerce Mr. Jairam Ramesh stressed on the need of converting Jammu and Kashmir into a major IT hub-bub.

Mr. Ramesh also called for special efforts to make e-governance a reality in Jammu and Kashmir. though he held the opinion that till the time the quality of broadband services do not improve in the state the future of IT would continue to be bleak there.

Mr. Ramesh further said that he hoped that there would soon be a TCS development centre in J&K which would give tremendous boost to IT in the state. He, however, stressed on the fact that till the time broadband services do not improve such a dream would be difficult to fulfill. He also said that NASSCOM would soon enter into MoU with Jammu and Kashmir Bank for conducting tests for entry into IT services.

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