To provide e-governance at the doorsteps of the common man, Information Technology (IT) hub has started its operations in Tripura.
This is the North East India’s sixth and largest IT hub and is expected to boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology.
The IT hub was build at a cost of Rs 50 crore. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, accompanied by IT and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Director General Omkar Rai inaugurated the IT hub.
“This IT hub would help India to export software technology. The globally standard IT hub would provide much needed impetus to the upcoming IT and IT services based industries creating huge job opportunities. Tripura last year got the award from the central government for its performance in IT and e-governance. Many e-governance based facilities and services already extended up to Gram Panchayat level in Tripura,” said IT and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty, The Business Standard reported.
While noting people are getting various certificates and documents from their panchayats or blocks concerned through the e-district scheme, he said that over 30 lakh people, or 80 per cent of the State’s 37 lakh people, are now using mobile phones leading to an IT boom.
Principal Secretary, Industries and Information Technology, M. Nagaraju, said that in the new IT hub, ready-to-use incubation space would be available for start-up companies, aspiring entrepreneurs, Indian and multi-national companies as per their requirements.