Union Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad believes that Odisha has enough potential to turn into a centre of electronics manufacturing, reported PTI.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Electronics and IT Minister Minister has said that Odisha has enough talent to become a centre of electronic manufacturing and the government wants the state to be the hub in this sector. Prasad, along with Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – ‘STPI ELITE’ and Secondary Data Centre of National Data Repository in Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar gets new incubation centre
Describing the STPI, Bhubaneswar as the biggest technology park in eastern India, Prasad said it will empower Odisha and reduce the digital divide between “digital haves” and “digital have-nots”. STPI will bring digital inclusion by way of a start-up revolution and large scale e-transaction through JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobile), he said.
He informed 13 companies were given in-principle approvals to start BPOs in Bhubaneswar, Jaleswar, Cuttack and Balasore. The minister said more BPO centres will come up in Angul, Jajpur, Sambalpur and Jeypore (Koraput). He said Rs 3.5 crore incentives were being provided to start-ups in the fields of innovation and incubation.