Minister of Communications and Information Technology has written to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar urging the state’s government to fulfil the state’s contribution for setting up a software technology parks there.
In a letter written to Kumar, Prasad has highlighted various hurdles being faced by the information technology and electronics sector in the state, and called for early resolution of the issues being faced by the Centre as well the industry.
As a part of the policy of setting up the software park centres in Bhagalpur and Darbhanga, a feasibility study was done, and confirmed the state’s contribution as 3 acres of developed land and minimum 20,000 square feet built-up space, or Rs 5 crore of grant-in-aid in lieu of the built-up space.
“DG-STPI (Software Technology Parks of India) has been following up with the Department of IT, Govt of Bihar. It is thus necessary to provide the state contribution in order to enable STPI to set up its centres in Bhagalpur and Darbhanga to create a conducive environment for overall growth of IT/ITeS industry in the state,” Prasad said in his letter to the chief minister.
Prasad has also urged Nitish administration to step in to continue the Aadhaar enrolment of people in regions where non-state registrars are not able to reach.
“Approximately 4 crore people in Bihar need Aadhaars at the earliest in a time bound manner so that they can use them for receiving various government benefits,” Prasad wrote.