Chhattisgarh woos IT giants

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has asked information technology majors to invest in his state, in a bid to make it the leading destination for IT investments after Bangalore.

Addressing an IT investors' meet, he said his State had unveiled a new IT policy and given a plethora of incentives to attract investments from IT companies and create an investor-friendly atmosphere in the State.

Declaring IT as a special thrust industry, the Government had earmarked 1,000 acres of land for setting up an IT Park near the airport in the capital city of Raipur, Singh said.

He said a high-level committee had been set up for granting No Objection Certificate in this regard through a Single Window System. Singh said the State was blessed with a lot of natural resources and application of biotechnology also had immense prospects.

Chhattisgarh, the mineral bowl of the country, accounted for 13 percent of the country's mineral production, which translated into a whopping Rs 40,000 crore annually. The State enjoyed a pre-eminent position in industries like power, steel, aluminum and cement, he added.

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