STPI New Software Technology Park in Tripura
Tripura is all set to get a Software Technology Park or STP, the first of its kind in the state. The state government of Tripura is materialising the project, with help from the Software Technology Park of India or STPI. This move is expected to inject some strength into the information technology sector in the north-eastern part of the country. Like an official here pointed out on Monday, it will also help in administration as remote and rural areas can be brought under proper governance through e-projects.
This STP will become the fifth one of the type in the north-eastern region of India, after the ones at Guwahati, Imphal, Gangtok and Aizawl. The chairman of the TIDC (Tripura Industrial Development Corporation), Pabitra Kar said in a press release on 28th May 2012: “the proposed STP, being set up at a cost of Rs. 43 crores, would further boost the information technology industries in the industry-starved north-eastern region.” This STP, to be set up at Agartala, will be built under the surveillance of TIDC, the local body of STPI. STPI is furthering the progress of IT industries in India since 1991 to enhance and encourage software exports from the country, besides enabling better governance.