Kerala mulls IT parks in all districts
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Kerala mulls IT parks in all districts

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 05:26 Hrs
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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government is planning to develop IT parks in all districts in the state in order to enhance its presence in the Information Technology sector.

A state-sponsored company called Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure (KSITF) has been formed for this and consultants Pricewaterhouse Cooper will work out the project details, Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told the Assembly during the question hour.

The proposed IT parks would be in addition to the existing ones in the state including one in state capital, Infopark and the comin-up joint venture Smartcity in Kochi, the minister said.

Districts like Alappuzha, Palakkad, Kannur, Kasargode and Kozhikode have already submitted site proposals which were being examined by the government.

The IT department has set some criteria for the sites which included proximity to rail, road and air connectivity, basic needs like uninterrupted power and water supply and housing facilities. One park requires at least 50 acres of land. Currently, 49 companies were located in Technopark and seven in Infopark, employing 22,517 people directly.

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