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ITANAGAR: Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) of the Communications and Information Technology Ministry is setting up an incubation facility here to cater to the IT industry and boost entrepreneurship and IT exports from the state.
In this regard, a pact was signed between Senior Director, STPI, Devesh Tyagi and Director (IT) Department of Information Technology, Arunachal Pradesh, Neelam Yapin Tana in New Delhi on Tuesday, an official release said.
The state government was providing a 12,000 sq ft built-up space along with five acres of land free of cost to set up the incubation centre, it said.
The facility would act as a resource centre for IT/ITES exporting units by offering infrastructure facilities like ready-to-use incubation, high-speed data with uninterrupted connectivity and other amenities required for development and export of software and services, the release said.
The facility would be operational within six months and will create direct and indirect employment opportunities for the IT graduates in the region, it said.
STPI was established in 1991 by the Union Ministry of Communications and IT with a distinct focus for promotion of IT/ITeS exports from the country.
The method to be used was providing single window regulatory services under STP and EHTP schemes, plug and play incubation facilities for startups and young entrepreneurs as well as HSDC services for seamless access for offshore IT/ITeS exports. Working closely with stakeholders, STPI has played a key role in creating ‘Brand India’ and transforming the country as most preferred IT destination, it said.
The STPI centre at Itanagar was a step towards facilitating and supporting the dynamic entrepreneurs of the region to explore global opportunity with goals like, making the region one of the preferred IT destination and attracting IT/ITES units to the state and promoting export of IT software and services from the region, it added.
A MoU was signed in this connection between STPI represented by Devesh Tyagi, sr. director and dept. of information technology, GOAP represented by Ms Neelam Yapin Tana, director, IT in the presence of Dr Omkar Rai, director general, STPI, Amit Bansal, addl. director, STPI and Hano Takka, deputy director, dept. of information technology, GoAP at New Delhi.
For establishment of STPI centre at Itanagar, state government is providing 12,000 sq. ft. built-up space and 5 acres of land free of cost to STPI.
This facility would act as a resource center for IT/ITeS exporting units by offering infrastructural facilities like ready to use state of art incubation facilities, high speed data communication (HSDC) with uninterrupted data connectivity and other amenities as required for development and export of software & services.
The new facility would be operational within 6 months and stimulate to create direct and indirect employment opportunities for the IT educated masses of this region. Working closely with all the stakeholders STPI has played a key role in creating brand India and transforming the country as most preferred IT destination.(Agencies)