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Upcoming IT parks across all divisions of UP to boost state economy & employment tally

Ushering in an investment of 200 crores and15,000 employment opportunities, IT parks to revamp the state's industrial sector.

Keeping up with its ambition to boost the software technology industry of Uttar Pradesh, the state government has announced its decision to institute IT parks in all divisions of the region. Supported by the Software Technology Parks of India, this pioneering venture aims to revolutionise the state's economy. After the commencement of the projects in 4 districts of the state, the recent developments are taking place in the Saharanpur region.

Start-up policy of 2017 brought to action in 2021

The Additional Chief Secretary of IT and Electronics said that the government's resolve is in alignment with the 'Startup Policy' of 2017. The latest proposal includes the setting up of IT parks across 200 acres in Saharanpur incorporating 3 acres of land in the PIlkhani Industrial Area. Assuring compliance with the criterion set by STPI, The intended parks would come up with plug-and-play and other needed provisions.

The park plans have been initiated on cost-free land provided by the government in four districts of UP. While the establishment work in Meerut and Agra is nearing completion, it is anticipated that construction of the parks in Varanasi and Gorakhpur would be finished by September this year.

As stated by the ACS further, the transfer of Jawaharlal Nehru Commercial Complex from the Varanasi Development Authority to the IT and Electronics Department is being materialised soon. This would propel the Varanasi project, making it adhere to the approximated timeline. The government is also working out plans to select local Information Technology and startup companies.

Kanpur and Bareilly are going to be the next spots for the inception of the STPI projects. While the land is already available in Kanpur (Panki), it is being obtained from the Indian Turpentine and Rosin Company for the proposed park in Bareilly.

A step towards booming investment & employment opportunities

The current interventions are largely focused on attracting investment for the state's relatively new information technology sector. It is estimated that the recent IT parks would bring in an investment of over 200 crores giving birth to about 15,000 employment opportunities. Reports have stated that certain multinational firms from China, Taiwan and Korea have expressed keenness in setting up production units in the state.

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