Aim to increase the IT export to 4 lakh crore: Minister Patil

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Mangalore, August 31: In the present technology field state having 1.35 lakh crores of export level and to make the state to stand in the first place, aim is formed to increase the level to 4 lakh crore in 2020, said state information, biological technology and science and technology minister S.R.Pateel.

He was speaking after inaugurating the symposium on future of information technology at private hotel; he said that to fulfil the aim of the government opportunity will be given to 1000 companies and through that way employers’ number will be increased to 20 lakh from present 8 lakh. From past 15 year IT field is top at Karnataka in the whole nation and secured second place in the world. There are 32 IT companies in the state and it provided 8 lakh placements to the people and indirectly it had created employment to 25 lakh people, said S.R Pateel.

‘Government decided to increase the IT- BT companies to 2nd and 3rd stage. Hubballi’s IT Park working in a proper manner and there is 5o percent of use in Shivamogga and Gulbarga district. In the last year, there were 1.35 lakh crores of export and in that Rs.2, 680 crores of contribution is there from Mysore, Mangalore, Hubballi, and Dharvad. In the present situation export level will increase to 4000 crore, said S.R. Pateel.

He said that government has decided to develop the 7 communication centre of the state and importance given to Mysore, Mangalore, Hubbali, Dharvad, Gulbarga, Belagam, Tumkur, and Shivamogga. In the 14 km away from the Bangalore Kempegowda airport, government shown green to build the technological investment zone and in the 10,500 acres of land 1 lakh cores of amount will be invested and government has already given the order encroach the 2500 acres of land.

‘In this way 12 lakh direct employment and 28 lakh indirect employments will be given, he added.  

Health minister U.T khader, Sports minister Abhay Chandra Jain, Infosys managing vice president Gopala Krishna, B. Ramanatha Rai and others were present.

By: Sathish Kapikad

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