Pradhan seeks 4 STPI for Odisha

Pradhan seeks 4 STPI for Odisha

Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday requested his ministerial colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad to accord approval for four new Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in Odisha. 

The state of Odisha has got a rich talent pool in the Information Technology sector. In fact, the State has developed as an education hub of Eastern India, with a number of engineering colleges engaged in imparting education and skill development in the region, noted Pradhan while pleading for the STPIs. 

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) can play a catalytic role in spurring growth of technical education, entrepreneurship, innovation and consequential export-ledeconomic development. 

Presently, there are three STPIs already operating in Odisha and one is about to be commissioned. Feasibility report with respect to the establishment of STPIs of four locations, namely, Angul, Sambalpur, Jajpur and Jeypore (Koraput) have been submitted for the final approval to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, he said. 

He requested Prasad to accord approval to the above new centres. The move will also promote PM’s vision of Make In India and Digital India programmes, he added.

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