Agartala, April 4: Tripura is all set to emerge as a major centre for Information Technology as the Union Government has decided to set up three BPO hubs in the state to promote BPO services. The state is also going to see some more major initiatives including one Software Technology Park which will open the job opportunity for the unemployed youths of the state.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, gave this assurance to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb when the later met him at Delhi on Tuesday evening. He also assured that steps will be taken to open the BPO hubs as early as possible.
The Union Minister also requested the Chief Minister to activate the Common Service Centers in all the gram-panchyats by setting-up Wi-Fi hubs in various locations so as to promote the internet connectivity in the CSC’s and assured all co-operation from his side.
The Minister said his Ministry will give all support for extending e-hospital projects in all the district hospitals in the state on an urgent basis and also digital lockers. The Minister also requested for the launching of a digital literacy drive across the state. The Chief Minister also met several other Union Ministers, including the Minister for Exterl Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Minister for Road Transport, Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkar, Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce and Industries and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu, Minister for health and family welfare JP dda among others.
It is learnt that the Union Ministers during their meetings sanctioned several projects for Tripura that included extension and widening of tiol Highways, construction of two dams in the upstream of Howra river to save Agartala from the problem of flood.