The Tripura government, supported by the Software Technology Park of India (STPI), is setting up a Software Technology Park (STP) to boost information technology in northeast India and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance. This will be the fifth such in the region.
The project amounts to Rs. 43 crore. The TIDC is the nodal body of the STP while Hyderabad-based Avon Technologies India Private limited is the consultant and Mumbai-based D.K. Infrastructure Private Limited is executing the project.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Monday formally initiated the works for commissioning of the STP, to be built within 18 months from now.
The STP in Agartala would be the succeeds STP projects at Guwahati, Imphal, Gangtok and Aizawl, which have either started functioning or are under construction.
The STP would provide all sorts of facilities for the growth of information technology industries in the northeastern region for the purpose of socio-economic development.
It would help the authorities to reach out to citizens with more efficient and productive government services. It would also serve as an important tool to create maximum job opportunities as well as absorbing a large portion of the educated unemployed.
STPs are being set up in India by the STPI authority since 1991 to encourage, promote and boost software exports from India besides expansion of the information technology infrastructure and software industry