Press Information Bureau: November, 2014
New Delhi: The Minister of Communications and IT and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad laid Foundation Stone for a New Incubation Facility of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in Patna today. It aims at boosting the entrepreneurship and IT exports from the State of Bihar. The facility will add 8000 sq ft with an estimated investment of Rs. 10 Crores for catering the needs of the start-up companies and young entrepreneurs. The new facility would act as a resource center for IT/ITeS exporting units by offering infrastructural facilities like ready to use state of the art incubation facilities, High Speed Data Communication (HSDC) with uninterrupted data connectivity and other amenities as required for development and export of Software & services. The new facility would be operational within 18 months and stimulate to create direct and indirect employment opportunities for the IT educated masses of this region. This facility at Patna would also be used for one of the Digital India initiatives i.e. indigenous production of IT hardware and software for exports and also to support software product startups.
The Software Technology Parks of India Patna was established in year 2008 as a part of the the overall STPI scheme conceived during the year 1991 to distinctly focus for promotion of IT/ITeS exports from the country. STPI, Patna has created 11500 sq. ft. built up space. The existing facility is with IIT Patna and the same is also to be taken by STPI for the incubation purpose soon. Further, STPI is setting up new Incubation facility at Patna to cater the need of IT Industries and boosting the entrepreneurship and IT exports from the State of Bihar. This facility at Patna would also be used for one of the Digital India initiatives i.e. indigenous production of IT hardware and software for exports and also to support software product startups.
The new Incubation space will provide following state-of-the-art facilities for IT/ITES units:
The presence of STPI-Patna has opened up new opportunities by offering entire spectrum of services for IT/ITES Industry in the State of Bihar to make Patna as an ideal IT destination.
Services offered at STPI-Patna
Today's foundation laying ceremony was also attended by Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Chief Minister, Bihar, Shri Shahid Ali Khan,the Minister for IT, Science & Technology and Law, Govt. of Bihar, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi, the Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Council, Shri Nand Kishore Yadav, the Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly, Shri Shatrughan Sinha, the Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Patna Sahib, Bihar, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav, the Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Patali Putra, Bihar, Shri Arun Kumar Sinha, the MLA, Kumhrar, Bihar, Shri Nitin Nabin, the MLA, Bankipur, Bihar, Smt. Punam Devi, the MLA, Digha, Bihar, Shri R.S. Sharma, lAS, Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), Govt. of India, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI and Shri Tripurari Sharan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, Govt. of Bihar, Shri Manas Panda, Director, STPI