Thursday, January 19, 2012

Slew of initiatives to promote Information Technology and Bio-technology in Kerala

The Congress-led United Democratic Front government in Kerala has devised a slew of initiatives for growth of Information Technology sector, including steps to reduce the working cost of Information Technology companies functioning in state-run Information Technology parks, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said today.


"Our effort is to make Kerala a prominent destination for international companies to invest," Chandy said after inaugurating the two-day 'India Information Technology Summit-2012' here.

Schemes would be formulated to overcome issues inhibiting the growth of the Information Technology sector and to create an investment climate, he added.

As part of the new initiatives, Information Technology Special Investment Regions would be set up at Kozhikode, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, while a new knowledge hub would be set up at Malappuram, he added.

Asserting that the upcoming 'Smart City' Information Technology park in Kochi will be implemented in a time-bound manner, Chandy said the project, when completed, is expected to provide jobs to one lakh people.

Outlining the strategies for the Information Technology sector, State Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty said various subsidies would be granted to Information Technology companies to ensure smooth operations and revenue generation.

Another initiative to aid Information Technology growth will be the development of a 'Technocity', he said. The Technocity is being developed across 450 acres in Pallipuram, about 5 km from the Technopark campus, on the NH-47 to Kollam, he said.

Confederation of Indian Industry Vice-President and Infosys Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan said the Information Technology sector was in a transition period.

"The Information Technology sector is at a very important point," he said, adding that it was shifting from "Persocal Computer-based applications to mobile-based technology."

The two-day event has been organised by Confederation of Indian Industry, Kerala, with over 300 delegates taking part.

List of IT Parks and Cities developed in the NH47 stretch of Trivandrum, Kollam,Alleppy and Kochi.


1.PROJECTS > TECHNOPARK - TRIVANDRUM
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=2&location_id=5&start=1

2.PROJECTS > TECHNOPARK -... PHASE II
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=2&location_id=9

3.PROJECTS > TECHNOPARK - PHASE III
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=2&location_id=11

4.PROJECTS > TECHNOPARK - TECHNOCITY
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=2&location_id=6

5.PROJECTS > TECHNOPARK - KOLLAM
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=2&location_id=7

6.PROJECTS > INFOPARK - AMBALAPUZHA
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=1&location_id=3

7.PROJECTS > INFOPARK - CHERTHALA
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=1&location_id=2

8.L&T Tech Park Ltd-KOCHI
http://www.lnttechpark.com/index.php

9.Muthoot Technopolis -KOCHI
http://www.muthootechnopolis.com/

10.PROJECTS > INFOPARK - KOCHI
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=1&location_id=1&start=1
11.PROJECTS > INFOPARK - KOCHI-PHASE II
http://www.keralait.org/search_result.php?project_id=1&location_id=15

12.Smart City- KOCHI
http://www.itmission.kerala.gov.in/general/516-smart-city-kochi.html