The state would also set up a Centre of Excellence for Emerging Technologies
O Panneerselvam,Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister has recently announced that they will shortly introduce an electronics hardware manufacturing policy for the state, while presenting the state budget for the year 2019-20.
The policy is an effort towards transforming the state a manufacturing hub for electronic hardware.
Earlier,Chief Minister K Palaniswami has been unveiled an Information Communication Technology Policy 2018 in state.
Centre for Emerging Technologies
Deputy Chief Minister stated that the government would also set up a Centre of Excellence for Emerging Technologies under TNeGA (Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency) to harness artificial intelligence, machine learning, block chain, big data and Internet of Things.
He also informed that the government has accorded approval to extend Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network Phase-II operations and to integrate it with TAMILNET at a cost of Rs 443.64 crore.He also revealed that the state government was in the process of implementing BharatNet through Tamil Nadu Fibernet Corporation which would connect village panchayats through optical fibre.
As per information,the total software exports from Tamil Nadu was at Rs 1,11,179 crore in the year 2017-18.