Chhattisgarh woos IT industry; joins hands with Nasscom

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh

Pitching Chhattisgarh as the most preffered investment destination with uninterrupted power & water supply, skilled manpower and conducive policy environment, the state has invited  IT industry to explore the ample opportunities it offers.

“I welcome all businessmen, entrepreneurs to Chhattisgarh to fulfill ‘Make in India’  vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said at ‘Opportunity  Chhattisagarh 2015’, an event  organised by Department of Information Technology, Chhattisgarh in association with Nasscom.  “We have all facilities at Naya Raipur & skilled youths for development of IT industry in the state.”

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister also referred to the raging debate on Net Neutrality – a vital factor for the growth of the IT industry. He said, “Net neutrality is the fundamental right of all citizens. There should not be any barrier.”

The state signed a MoU on skill development with Nasscom at a workshop  organised by Chhattisgarh Infotech & Biotech Promotion Society (ChiPS), a registered society under Department of Information Technology, Government of Chhattisgarh.

Highlighting the vital role being played by IT & technology in the 21st century, Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar appreciated the initiatives of the state government.  “I thank CM Dr. Raman Singh  for taking proactive measures to encourage IT industry,” he said.

Nasscom  also launched its ‘Career Guides’ which will provide clarity for all stakeholders, especially students about the career opportunities available in the IT-BPM industry.

“We have very cohesive strategy for IT Industry & you will find the best destination for investment,”  Vivek Dhand, Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisagarh said.

“Chhattisagarh is an ideal investment destination as the state offers uninterrupted power & water supply and skilled manpower,” Dhand said adding that this is the only state to enact ‘Right To Skill’. “Last year we trained more than 1000 students in various traits.”

Urging IT companies to invest in Chhattisagarh, Aman Kumar, Principle Secretary to CM and  Electronic & Department of Information Technology said, “the state government  knows the importance of IT sector for development. We are working hard for its growth.”

“Naya Raipur has all potential for being developed as an IT hub in India. Top IT companies of of India and world have visited the new capital city of Chhattisgarh,” he added.

Highlighting the opportunities being offered by  Chhattisagarh, Saurabh Kumar, CEO, ChiPS, encouraged the IT companies to explore the state. “We have robust & dedicated team that takes care of investments & ensures ease of doing business in Chhattisagarh,” he said.

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