Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Google


Clasic Farm

Front Page
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

Front Page Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Kumaraswamy promises to set up integrated IT city in Hubli

Staff Correspondent

`Government is committed to providing all help to firms investing in the twin cities'


  • KIADB directed to set aside 300 acres of land in Hubli and Dharwad for the proposed IT city
  • IT companies urged to invest in the twin cities



    IN RAPT ATTENTION: Participants at the Information Technology Investors' Meet in Hubli on Saturday.

    HUBLI: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that the State Government was thinking of establishing an integrated information technology (IT) city in Hubli depending on the response from entrepreneurs.

    Speaking after inaugurating the information technology investors' meet here in which 95 IT companies participated, the Chief Minister said the Government was committed to providing all help to companies that came forward to invest in the twin cities.

    He said that he had directed the officials of the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) to set aside 300 acres of land in Hubli and Dharwad (Rayapur, Mammigatti and Kelgeri) for the proposed integrated IT city. He said, "It is my wish that Belgaum and Hubli-Dharwad cities should help in launching an information technology revolution in north Karnataka. My Government has laid the foundation for attracting investors to these cities." He referred to the initiative taken by the National Association for Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) in association with the Department of Technical Education in making graduates in north Karnataka "IT ready". The initiative was the first of its kind in the country, he said.

    He also referred to leading companies such as Sun Microsystems and Mindtree which had come forward to adopt a few colleges in the district to spread IT skills.

    Hubli and Dharwad had a literacy rate of 72 per cent and had a large pool of educated youth who could be employed by IT companies, he said.

    Printer friendly page  
    Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



    Front Page

    News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
    Advts:
    Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

  • Bhar
at Matrimony

    Naukri.com


    News Update



    The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
    Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

    Copyright 2006, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu