Friday, October 7, 2022

AP to Set up Three IT Concept Cities

  • Vizag, Tirupati, Bangalore (AP limits) notified
  • Internet access and internal library to every village in State
  • AP CM focuses on IT development

Amravati: AP CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on electronic policy at Tadepalli on Friday. After the meet, he directed officials to set up three IT concept cities naming  Vizag, Tirupathi and Bangalore (AP limits) for that. This will be termed as Internal technology Park under which High-End Skills University, incubation centre, laboratories, State data Centre, IT towers and other facilities will follow in these centres.

WFH to be encouraged

Along with this, every village will be provided with internet access and internet library to improve skills in IT and other technological aspects. Architecture should be unique and infrastructure should be of high standards, CM said. Jagan said that ‘Work from Home’ (WFH) during COVID pandemic was developed immensely and directed officials to come up with a policy to support IT policy which encourages Work from Home concept, involving Government in that policy. He pointed out that Kopparthi Electronic Park should be filled with as many as industries as possible to increase employment opportunities.

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2 thousand acres of land each

For the IT concept cities, the land should be nearly 2000 acres in each of these three places. He said that Emerging Technologies University will be set up in Viashakapatnam with an aim to teach  and research on IT applications in fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, block chain technologies, education, health, agriculture, water resources etc.

Experts to submit report on varsity

Officials who attended meet said that experts from various technological institutions, including ITs will visit and submit a report on the University as soon as possible. CM further said that Secretariats and RBKs in a village should be connected with internet and also should be extended for domestic purpose.

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Policy shall be transparent

The electronic policy should be transparent and should contribute to IT progress and help for the development of the state, Jagan further added. IT Minister Gautham Reddy, Higher Educational Special Chief Secretary Satish Chandra, CM’s Chief Advisor Nilam Sawhney, IT Principal Secretary Jayalakshmi and other senior officials were present at the meet.

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