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Tamil Nadu spruces up Tier II cities��

Posted by egovindia on January 13, 2007

Tamil Nadu spruces up Tier II cities��

To project Maduari, Coimbatore, Tiruchy, Salem, Tirunelveli and Hosur as next IT destinations

Thursday, January 11, 2007

HYDERABAD: The Tamil Nadu government is sprucing up its Tier II locations with an intention of pumping in more IT investments to the State.

The State already has commenced the work to set up IT parks in Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchy, Salem, Tirunelveli and Hosur.

The onus of promoting these IT parks has been bestowed upon the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT). The IT parks would eventually be converted into SEZs.

“Tamil Nadu is having a growth of 32 per cent year on year. The growth could be more in the future,” said C Umashankar, managing director, ELCOT.

Software exports from Tamil Nadu for the year 2005-2006 was $3144.4 million.

Tamil Nadu is betting on its highly skilled manpower, continual power supply, proper law and order situation and flight connectivity.

The State has given its nod to increase the power generation to 6000 MW of power for the next three years, said Umashankar at a press conference here today.

He also informed that Tamil Nadu has a surplus power availability of 3000 MW. “We try not to give any power problem to the IT industry. The government provides a dual grid power supply to the industry. Power trigging is zero in Tamil Nadu.”

Umashankar also revealed that the state is looking at more software imports to Japan. ELCOT would soon roll out a Japanese learning course.

© CyberMedia News


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