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Odisha demands six more STPIs in state

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

New Delhi, July 7:

The Odisha government today demanded setting up of six more software technology parks of India (STPIs) in the state in addition to the four that already exist.

pr 2The demand was made by Odisha’s Information Technology (IT) minister Pranab Prakash Das during a meeting with Union minister for Information Technology (IT) Ravishankar Prasad here today.

The new STPIs have been proposed at Jajpur, Sambalpur, Jeypore, Angul, Rayagada and Kalahandi. The four existing STPIs are at Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Brahmapur and Balasore.

Das urged Prasad to expedite the final clearance for two projects: the Rs 3, 700 crore IT investment region spread over 10, 210 acres in Bhubaneswar and the Greenfield electronic manufacturing cluster spread over an area of 215 acres.

The minister also urged the Union IT minister to grant approval to the Taiwan electronic township in Infovalley, Bhubaneswar.

Odisha IT secretary Sanjib Mishra and senior officials of the central IT department were present during the meeting.