Siliguri: An efficient IT destination

DQW Bureau
31 Oct 2011
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Termed as the

gateway to North East India, Siliguri is a beautiful city in the

state of West Bengal. It is also famous as the capital of North

Bengal and the second capital of West Bengal after Kolkata. The prime

location of the city makes it a base for indispensable supplies to

its neighboring regions. The city has of late developed as a profi

table center for a variety of businesses. As a central hub, many

national companies and organizations have set up their offi ces here.

Siliguri has been recognized as a city that can materialize as a

preferred destination forsoftware development and outsourcing


The West Bengal

Government has set up an IT Park at Siliguri for establishment of IT

industries. All these developments have led to better businesses for

the dealers in the city. The dealers claim that the business graph is

on an upswing since the past few months. Owing to the festivities,

sales have gone up. Pankaj Dutta of Laptop Bazaar said, “Market is

doing an average business, but due to the ongoing festivals, our

sales have gone up.” Sankar Dhar of Protech Computers said in

concurrence, “During Durga Puja and Diwali, our sales have gone up.

In general, the market is faring well and generating a decent amount

of business for us.” Although all the verticals are churning

business for the partners, the retail segment seems to be

contributing the most. The top selling products, according to Dutta,

are laptops followed by desktops in the city, and Dell is the major

selling brand. Talking about the vendor dealer relationship, Dutta

said that he never faces any problem with his vendors. “I usually

do not face any issues with my vendors. Everything is smooth on that

front,” added Dutta. North Bengal IT Traders Organization (NITO),

is the only association in Siliguri, which according to partners is

functioning well in the region. Said Dutta, “NITO is very active

and is functioning properly in the region.” Predicting the future,

both Dutta and Dhar were of the view that the future hold great

promises for the city, and Siliguri can surely emerge as a powerful

IT destination in eastern India.