Nitish Kumar Plans to Make Bihar IT Hub

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 13, 2009

The Bihar government plans to soon have its own information technology (IT) policy and also give industry status to the IT sector to help attract more investments.

"The thrust of the new IT policy would be to attract national and multinational IT companies to invest in the state," said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at an event organised by Infocom, a industry forum.

The government had put up a draft IT policy on its official website last year, inviting suggestions and comments.

Extending all facilities to IT companies interested to invest in the state, the chief minister said, "I would like to personally request IT industry honchos to make Patna a new centre of IT in India."

To promote IT in the state, the government has decided to introduce IT education in all schools from Std IX onwards. It also proposes to give IT training to select school teachers.

The government would launch an e-governance mission for better coordination among all departments, Kumar said.

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