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NBCC & JKIT signed MoU to establish IT Towers in Jammu, Srinagar

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MoU Signed For Setting Up IT Towers In Jammu, SrinagarOn January 4, 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NBCC (formerly National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited) and JK IT Infrastructure Development Company for establishing Information Technology (IT) towers in Jammu and Srinagar, Capital city of Jammu & Kashmir at a cost of Rs 50 crore each in 15 months and 17 months respectively.

  • It was signed by the top officials of both entities in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

Key Points:

–The J&K administration also launched the J-K Startup policy to encourage startups and innovation in the UT.

–It is also undertaking development of 20 rural Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) with plug and play infrastructure, one each in every district. These facilities will be available to local businesses and entrepreneurs on rental basis and will help give impetus to local startups and generate local employment.

–The J&K administration is working with a vision to promote the latest scientific and technology-driven innovations to make J-K self-reliant.

Recent Related News:

i.On November 1, 2020 Jitendra Singh, Union MoS(Minister of State) PMO(Prime Minister’s Office), Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space laid foundation stone of ‘Comprehensive Mansar Rejuvenation/Development Plan’ in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) worth Rs.198.37 Crores through virtual mode.

ii.On 15th October 2020, Manoj Sinha announced the “My Town My Pride” programme to deliver services governance at doorsteps to the people in urban areas of J&K.

About Jammu & Kashmir

Capital– Jammu (Winter) & Srinagar (Summer)

Airport – Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport,Srinagar (Srinagar International or Budgam airbase).

Wildlife sanctuary– Achabal Wildlife Sanctuary, Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary.