Bihar government mulls incentives for IT companies

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The state government would unveil two policies related to information technology – IT & ITES Promotion Policy and Electronic System Design and Manufacture Promotion Policy – during the upcoming national IT conclave, christened Bihar State Hackathon, which will be held on the premises of BIT-Patna on September 13 and 14.

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The two policies would have incentives for firms dealing in IT, ITES and electronic manufacturing centres to set up their units in Bihar. The state IT department would unveil the draft of the new policies at the conclave to seek feedback from the industry experts.

Senior officials in IT department informed media that several provisions in the new policies would deal with development of required infrastructure, separate clusters for electronic manufacturing activities, including mobile handsets, CCTV units and television sets.

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The state government is also working on development of infrastructure in order to provide office space to prospective investors. Senior officials said the state government is in the final stages of getting land for the proposed IT Park at Bihta, IT City at Rajgir and an IT Tower at Dakbungalow Crossing in Patna.

Audit and consulting firm KPMG was recently roped in by the IT department for brand promotion of Bihar in the IT sector. Direct invitations have also been sent to CEOs of leading IT companies, top notch professionals and investors from across the country for the event.

By Baishakhi Dutta

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