In order to expand its head count in Pune, IT giant Infosys has written to the government seeking allotment of around 100 acres. But while the government is yet to respond, the company would be starting its new centres in Nagpur, Indore, Mohali Noida and Hubli within 18-20 months.
U Ramadas Kamath, executive vice-president and head, infrastructure, facilities, administration, security and sustainability, while speaking to the media in Pune on Tuesday, said that the two present facilities of the company in Pune have reached their maximum capacity. The company has facilities in Phase I and Phase III of Hinjewadi IT Park spread over 25 and 114 acres.
Kamath said that the Nagpur centre is being construed at MIHAN and would be spread over 142 acres. The centre would be launched with a headcount of around 3,000, while the other centres would start with an average headcount of 5,000 per centre.
Kamath said that the demand for land in Pune has been put before the government more than five years ago. “Pune is a good city for developing out operations and we wish to increase our presence here,” he said. The company employs more than 38,000 people in the Hinjewadi IT Park, which Kamath said is the largest headcount in a single location for the company.
Other than increasing its presence in terms of infrastructure and manpower, Infosys has been making sustained efforts to improve its carbon footprints through multiple sustainability initiatives, Kamath added. He said that it is the first ICT company in India to declare the goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2018 at the United Nations.
The company has plans to reduce the per capita electricity consumption by 50 percent by 2018 and hopes to become carbon-neutral in the same year. At present, around 15 MW power needed by the company is generated through renewable sources, and the company hopes to achieve 100 percent power through renewable sources by 2018. The Pune centre uses 8 percent renewable energy which is a combination of wind and solar.