technology: It will contribute more than 10% to Tn’s $1 trillion economic goal: Min | Chennai News


Chennai: State Information Technology (IT) will contribute more than 10% to CM MK Stalin’s vision for TN to become a $1 trillion economy by 2030 and this would be achieved by promoting areas such as global capability centers, data center services, software as a service, startups and creative services among others, TN IT Minister Mano Thangaraj said Wednesday.
“We will create high-income jobs by training our students in global emerging skills through the ICT Academy,” the minister said, while responding to the debate on the demands in the assembly.
A new IT park will be established in Kanyakumari district at a cost of Rs 50 crore, and an “integrated IT signature complex” of over 2.6 lakh sq ft will be established at a cost of ₹150 crore at Kotturpuram in Chennai, the said the minister. In addition, the Department of Information Technology has been renamed the Department of Information Technology and Digital Services, the Minister of Information Technology informed the assembly.
“A Plug and Play facility of approximately 27,000 square feet will be developed for startups at ELCOT SEZ, Hosur. The cost will be borne by Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT),” he said, indicating that the state is focused on developing Hosur as a center for entrepreneurship. A similar facility measuring 30,000 sq ft will be established at a cost of Rs Six crore for startups at SEZ Elcot at Gangaikondan in Tirunelveli district.
Noting that the IT and business process management (BPM) sector is a catalyst for the economy and a growth engine for jobs, especially in Tier II/Tier III cities, the department proposed to work on and publish a new separate IT and BPM policy.
Regarding digitization of service delivery to citizens, the state IT department has added 100 new services which will be provided by the Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency through its e-sevai centers, in addition to the 192 and 72 services currently provided online and offline. services.
Thangaraj also highlighted the need to digitize and document TN’s cultural assets like historical monuments, temples, visual arts, performing arts, etc., and said that in the first phase, the Digital Cultural Atlas of Madurai area will be created by the Tamil Virtual Academy. priced at ₹1 crore.
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