India's 15th software park in Bihar

Monday, 18 October 2004, 07:00 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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PATNA: The 15th Software Technology Park of India (STPI) will be set up here.

Announcing this, central Minister of State for Communications and IT Shakeel Ahmed said the state government had agreed to give land to the IT ministry for the purpose.

Rajesh Gupta, Bihar's secretary for science and technology, told IANS that work on the STPI would start soon. The state has already set up a software technology park at the local level.

Ahmed hoped the STPI would boost the software industry in Bihar.

He also said there were plans to develop the state's telecom, postal and IT sectors. "We have decided to computerise the postal system on an experimental basis in a few districts of Bihar," he said.

The computerisation will facilitate online interstate money transfers on the lines of international money transfers. The facility would help millions of Bihar labourers working across India to send money back home quicker, he said.

He also said the ministry was planning to connect 10 districts in the state by Nov 11 through videoconferencing.

Source: IANS
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