The state government has decided to establish high-tech information lab in Lucknow with the help of private sector. The project is aimed at boosting Information Technology sector in the state. This information was given by Prof Shiva Kant Ojha, the Minister for Science and Technology.
Talking to newsmen, Prof Ojha said that the Rs 3000 crore project would play that vital role in super research in IT for which the government had already sanctioned Rs 20 crore. He said the remaining amount would be raised from private sector and central government.
He said that efforts were being made to develop Noida and Greater Noida on the pattern of Silicon Valley, as there had been large influx of software companies in the region. He added that the high tech park was also being established on 100-acre land which would cost Rs 2500 crore and provide employment to nearly one lank people. Prof Ojha hoped that our country, which had made a mark in the software sector in the world would be able to establish itself in hardware field also in a big way in next few years.
The Minister informed that software technology parks were being established in Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut and Allahabad. In Kanpur, also such park has been set up. In the next phase, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly and Moradabad would be taken up. In the field of e-governance, the computer training program has been going on in transport, trade tax, treasy, tehsil and 17 other departments.
In the medical sector tele-medicine and tele-surgery would commence from March 2001. In order to promote computer education in the State, the Government has invited franchise which included Uptron, L&T DESCO, Powercon and by 2002 it would be extended up to village level.
The Government has also signed agreement with Reliance group, he informed.