INDORE: City of Holkars on IT path



Situated on one of India’s oldest pilgrimage routes from Mahakaal at Ujjain on river Kshipra, to Omkareshwar on the river Narmada and onwards to Rameshwaram, Indore was a convenient resting-place. It was on the route of the Marathas of Deccan on their way to North India. These Maratha guerilla warriors were in constant battle with the Mughal Empire. Their army transit camps here attracted the local Zamindars (landlords) who, drawn by the promise of lucrative trade, settled in the villages on the banks of the Khan and Saraswati rivers, thereby laying the foundation of this commerce center in 1715.

In 1741, temple of Indreshwar was erected in the town, from which it derives the name Indore. The trade center grew rapidly under the Holkar dynasty (1733-1818). The remains of their two century old palace still stand in the main square (called Rajwada). The city became the capital of the Indore princely state in 1818 after the British forces under Sir John Malcolm defeated the Holkars led by Rani Krishanbai Holkar at Mahidpur. She signed the treaty of Mandsaur by which the control of Indore went in the hand of the East India Company. Between 1948 and 1956, Indore served as the summer capital of the former Madhya Bharat state. Currently, it is the commercial capital of MP.

NIC
District Infosrmatics Officer
NIC,District Informatics Centre
District Collectorate
Indore, [M.P.] – 452002
Tel. no.: 0731-461661,365226
Email : indore@mp.nic.in

Old time traders love to describe this ancient city of the Holkars as a mini-Bombay.

It was the first choice of Bharati Tele Net Limited when the company decided to launch the first private sector basic telephony services project in the country.

That the company has not looked back since then only validates Indore’s status as one of the right choices for IT -related projects. With its trading links with Bombay, healthy thriving commerce is certainly an integral part of Indore. But, this commercial advantage of the city is multiplied several times over by the presence of some elite educational institutions like the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), which has a special focus on IT and the Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) that offer a range of specialized courses in most of educational streams.

Beside, there are 13 institutes and 14 colleges offering a diverse range of courses. Over the years, Indore has also graduated from being a purely trader’s town to a hub of industrial activity. The Pithampur growth center promoted by Madhya Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation in its neighborhood has already earned its nick-name as the ‘Detroit of India’, with several auto majors rolling out their vehicles from their assembly lines.

It has an already established Software Technology Park and one of the most creditable firsts in the field of IT-www.webdunia.com. Coming from the house of Nai Duniya, a leading Hindi daily of the region, this is the first Internet portal in Hindi and it has pioneered the use of this language by millions of rural masses on the Net at a time when the global fraternity of netizens is growing at a galloping pace. So innovation is native to Indore, specially when it concerns the millions of the masses.

Indore has two five star hotels and a whole array of restaurants and hotels to suit every budget. A large number of well known clubs with excellent infrastructure, stadium, water sports center and cultural groups are responsible for Indore being a very lively city.

MY Hospital, Choithram Hospital, upcoming Bombay Hospital along with a Medical College, Dental College and a number of modern private hospitals has meant to the availability of the best medical facilities in the state.

The climate remains moderate throughout the year. Peaceful law and order situation, peaceful industrial relations along with a stable political environment and efficient administration makes Indore an attractive investment destination.

Major Buyers

  • Kinetic Honda
  • Bajaj Tempo
  • Eicher Motors
  • Hindustan Motors
  • Kores India
  • Pratap Steel
  • Prestige Group
  • Chirag Ingots
  • Indo German Tools
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Onida Saka
  • Bridge Stone
  • Dhar Textile
  • Larsen & Turbo ( L&T)
  • Pratibha Syntex
  • Madhya Pradesh Glychem Industries Limited
  • Scientific Mes-Technik Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Taj Tours
  • Dwarka Castings & Engg. Pvt. Ltd.
  • National Steel Industries Ltd.
  • Ruchi Strips & Alloys Limited 
  • Armour Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • D.V.S. Informatics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Eminence Grise Interactive (In)
  • Impetus Computing Systems Inc. 
  • Millennium Cybertech Ltd. (MCL).
  • Soul Informatics Pvt. Ltd.
  • StrategiNet Indore Pvt. Ltd.

Major Resellers

Achin Dev Computers
18/260, The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 315429

Afzal A Siddiqui
5th Floor, Chandralok Complex
Birhana Road, Kanpur
Tel: 300969

Amafhh Communication Services
79/77, First Floor
Bansmandi, (Near Aaj Press)
Kanpur
Tel: 214433

Apsol Technologies
444/9, Shastri Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 361321

Backup Zone
15/59, Civl Lines
Kanpur
Tel: 311904

Bhagwati Distributors
51/28, Rajaj Market
Ram Ganj, Near Ganges Hotel
Nayaganj
Kanpur
Tel: 214141/360131

Bharat Computers
5/11, Charan Singh Colony
Govind Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 614328

Bhukania Computrinics
7/111A, Swaroop Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 541811

Big Byte Computers
Shop No 240
Naveen Market
Kanpur
Tel: 354594

Blue Chip Enterprises
24/92, Birhana Road
Opp State Bank of Patiala
Kanpur
Tel: 10504

CK Computer
9/2, Vijay Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 222481

Catch Me
9/10, Labour Colony
Data Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 231507

Century Computer Centre
LGC 5, Gumti Plaza
Gumti No 5
Kanpur
216471

Comexcell Technologies
LG, 17A, Somdutt Plaza
The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 306449/305378

Compro
8/25, Kurshawan
(Phool Bagh)
Kanpur
Tel: 250055/252076

Computer Corner
16/23, Civil Lines
Kanpur
Tel: 318094

Computer Education
107/235, Nehru Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 541231

Compuwares
63/3, The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 317349/355785

Dataman Computer Systems (P) Ltd
25/16, Karachi Khana
Kanpur
Tel: 316505/317191

Diamond Electronics
120, KDA Market
Vikas Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 91512316505/317191

Digitech Computers
UG D9, Somdutt Plaza 10
The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 293259

Dow Hitech System
8/2, A2, Arya Nagar
Manas Mandir Marg
Kanpur
Tel: 256719/291897

EI Systems
17/143, Telegraph Road
Opp St Meera School
Kanpur
Tel: 367778

Euro Computer Consultancy
620/6, Keshav Nagar
PO Juhi
Kanpur
Tel: 271486/546129

Gollo Enterprises
29/43, Maheshwari Mohal
Kanpur
Tel: 313836

Great Five Computers
G5 Computer Centre
MIG 19, Sector-3
Hemant Vihar, Barra 2
Kanpur
Tel: 612101

Hi Point Computeronics
Stall No 98 (Upstairs)
Naveen Market
Kanpur
Tel: 362522/319966

Info Today Computers
7/109, G1, Flat No 17, 
Prabhu Mahima App
Swarrop Nagar, Kanpur
Tel: 210360

Infocare
113/115, Swarrop Nagar 
Kanpur
Tel: 553875/541470

Infosoft
B12, City Center
The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 631760

Kaizen Infotec
Thailendra Shukla Partner
Tilak Hall Lane
Meston Toad, Kanpur
Tel: 353960

Ken Electronics
111/125, Harsh Nagar
Kanpur
Tel: 541547

Lipi Data Systems Ltd
First Floor, Flat No 2014/45
Chunni Ganj, The Mall
Kanpur
Tel: 542355

Micro Chip Systems
126/46, Block Govindnagar
Kanpur
Tel: 262068/645452

Micro Info Tech
House No 2B, Pradhan Gate
Near Gyan Manjusha School
Nankari, IIT
Kanpur
Tel: 591166

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