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Bhopal, Jabalpur will have IT parks, electronics production clusters soon

BHOPAL: Bhopal and Jabalpur are going to have Information Technology (IT) Parks and Electronic Manufacturing Clusters. The ambitious project at Bhopal costing Rs 170 crore is likely to throw open about 50,000 direct and indirect jobs. The IT Park premises and the Cluster in Bhopal would come up at village Barwai opposite the New Jail.

The project would be executed by Madhya Pradesh Electronics Development Corporation, a nodal agency of the Information Technology Department of the state. The project at Barwai would spread over 212 acre of which 50 acre is meant for Electronic Manufacturing Cluster. The project would be completed in two phases.

The IT Park and Electronic Manufacturing Cluster at Purva near Jabalpur would have a capital investment of about Rs 95 crore. To be sprawled over 62 acre the project is likely to offer about 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Union Minister for Information Technology and Communication Ravishankar Prasad would lay the foundation for the project at Bhopal on October 6 at 4 pm. The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would preside over the function to be attended among others by Minister for Home and Jails Babulal Gaur, Minister for Panchayats and Rural Development Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Higher Education Umashankar Gupta and Minister for Information Technology Bhupendra Singh.

The IT Park at Purva near Jabalpur would spread over 62 acre of which 22 acre is for Electronic Manufacturing Park Facilities of electricity, water, connectivity, road and drainage would be provided at both the places.

Union Ministry of Information Technology has resolved through a notification to develop world class infrastructure through Electronic Manufacturing Cluster Scheme so as to attract maximum investors.