Northeast India’s largest Information Technology (IT) hub has been inaugurated in Tripura’s capital city Agartala on April 24, 2017. It is the sixth IT hub in the Northeast region.
- The IT hub was inaugurated by Manik Sarkar – Chief Minister of Tripura, Tapan Chakraborty – IT and Education Minister of Tripura and Omkar Rai – Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).
- This IT hub has been set up at a cost of Rs. 50 crore and with the help of technical knowledge shared by STPI, under the union Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology.
Expected Benefits from IT hub in Tripura:
- This IT hub will help India to export software technology.
- It has been built as per global standards and will thus attract famous IT companies to set up their centres in Tripura.
- Arrival of IT and IT related companies will provide employment opportunities for IT educated youths of Tripura.
- Besides having space for IT and multi-national IT companies, the hub also has ready-to-use incubation space which will be provided to start-up companies and budding entrepreneurs.
- Sarkar is also hopeful that, the new IT hub will facilitate in extending the e-governance initiatives to the door step of people.
Information Technology (IT) Penetration in Tripura:
Last year, Tripura was awarded by central government for its performance in IT and e-governance initiatives.
- Tripura State Govt. has put serious efforts to extend several e-governance based facilities and services up to gram panchayat level.
- Through e-district scheme, people are now able to get various certificates and documents from their panchayats or blocks.
- 30 lakh people (80% of population) in Tripura are having access to mobile phones.
Quick Facts about Tripura:
- Capital City: Agartala
- Current Governor: Tathagata Roy
- Current Chief Minister: Manik Sarkar
- Ruling Party: Communist Party of India (Marxist)
- Neighbouring Indian States: Assam and Mizoram