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Government of India
Ministry of Communications
22-November-2010 17:58 IST
Setting up of IT Parks
Software Technology Park of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Governme

Software Technology Park of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India has set up 52 STPI Centres across the country. Details of the STPI centres set-up during the last three years and the current year are as under;

 

Financial Year

Centres/ Location

State

2007-08

Haldia

West Bengal

 

Shilong

Meghalaya

 

Patna

Bihar

2008-09

Nil

Nil

2009-10

Nil

Nil

2010-11 (current year)

Behrampur

Orissa

 

               

As the initiative to set up a STPI centre lies with the State Government, it is not feasible for STPI to make projections for setting up new STPI centres in the Eleventh Five Year Plan period and amount of funds likely to be spent in this regard. As per policy for setting up a new STPI centre; on receipt of a proposal from the State Government, STPI conducts a feasibility study jointly with the concerned State Government. This study is undertaken to evaluate the export potential and commercial viability of the proposal. If the viability exists, further action is initiated by STPI to set up the centre. At this stage, the State Government has to provide 3 acres of land, 10,000 sq. ft. of built up space and Grant-in-aid of ` 1 Crore to STPI. After approval of the new STPI centre, DIT/STPI provide a seed capital of ` 50 lakhs.

This information was given by Sh. Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in written reply to question in Lok Sabha today.

 

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