Government committed to create one lakh IT jobs by 2019

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh said that the government is committed to provide one lakh jobs in IT sector by 2019.

Replying to a question raised by TDP MLAs A.Radha Krishna and Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar during question hour in the Assembly on Tuesday, he said that necessary infrastructure such as one crore sft office space to meet the set target was being created. Six out of 10 IT jobs were created in Visakhapatnam. Two lakh jobs each in Amaravati and Rayalaseema were generated. As many as 194 IT companies have commenced their operations in the state and provided 12,2734 jobs. Likewise, 36, 822 people got indirect employment in IT sector, said Nara Lokesh.

The Minister said that Millennium Towers in Visakhapatnam would be inaugurated by the month-end. The government received 408 prposals relating to the electronics sector with an investment potential of Rs.14,735 crore. The companies would provide 1.35 lakh employment opportunities

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