Mamata Banerjee Inaugurates Bengal IT Park at Haldia
Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the ‘Bengal Information Technology Park’ at Haldia.
This project aims to facilitate IT industry by providing ‘plug and play’ facilities, including 24X7 quality power supply, security and support services.
The Bengal Government will open seven Information Technology parks in the state by 2017, the state IT minister had earlier said.
He had said that three hardware parks were coming up in the state, besides setting up of an institute of data sciences and a cyber security centre of excellence for protection of data.
According to an official communique, the Bengal Government is also keen on a start-up action plan, which will be targeted at the young population in the state.
Today, Mamata Banerjee also inaugurated a new-generation car battery manufacturing facility at Haldia, set up by Exide with international collaboration.
Highlighting the woes of demonetization, the CM said: “The industrial scenario in the country has worsened in the last 2 months. The small-scale sector is going through turmoil. Even in America, economy is only 40% cashless. In India, 92% rural areas have no banks.”
She said in a democracy the government is of the people, by the people and for the people.
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