Tamil Nadu has a potential to achieve 25 percent share of the Indian market for Information, Communication and Technology, which is about $30 billion revenue across IT and ITES sectors.
This would mean that Tamil Nadu would be able to generate over 20 lakh jobs by 2011, according to Mr Dayanidhi Maran, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The Nasscom has projected the software exports to be $90 billion by 2011. Mr Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Communications, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, said a lot of focus had been given on creating infrastructure such as roads, ports and airports. It is also important that the country needs ‘Info-structure’. Communication is a vital lifeline of the country to drive productivity and India’s competitiveness. Given India’s competitive strength and global leadership in IT, it is time to improve the connectivity and information available any time, any place, in any form and anyhow, he said.