Bengal to get 15 IT parks: Mamata

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said 15 IT software parks generating at least 20,000 jobs were coming up in the state with eight of them ready for launch.

“Fifteen IT Software Parks are coming up across the state, eight of which are ready for ‘plug and play’,” Banerjee announced on her Facebook page.

The eight ready to be launched parks are at Purulia, Barjora, Bolpur, Kharagpur, Durgapur, Siliguri, Asansol and Rajarhat.

The remaining seven parks under implementation are at Kalyani, Howrah, Haldia, Malda, Krishnanagar, Bantala and Taratala.

“At least 20,000 jobs will be created in these IT Parks for the youth of the state,” said Banerjee.

She also said IT giants Wipro was expanding its Salt Lake facility recruiting an additional 2,400 professionals while Cognizant has a ready facility for 5,000 additional jobs.

“TCS is getting ready with its new campus which will employ 20,000 IT professionals,” she said.

“India’s largest Software Technology Park (STPI) is coming up in Salt Lake with an investment of Rs.100 crore generating an employment of 5,000 professionals, with a focus on Small and Medium Enterprises,” added Banerjee.

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