IT parks – Nasscom Update

Now the stress looks like coming from the Govt to push the IT companies towards tier II cities.

At the annual summit of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), which opened on Wednesday, the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Dayanidhi Maran, suggested that the IT industry must make a concerted effort to spread its operations from major metros to secondary cities.

Looks like the government is pushing for development along the lines of townships around the IT parks in order to reduce the traffic congestion and infrastructure overload in the cities. ( We don’t want another Bangalore developing as far as traffic mess is concerned)

Also, the govt is considering a big push in broadband internet connectivity to common centers in rural areas. The establishment of one lakh broadband-connected (2 Mbps) common service centres in rural areas had been approved and would be implemented in a phased manner.

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