Deliver on infrastructure to foster growth: Infy to Govt

Deliver on infrastructure to foster growth: Infy to Govt

The next tech show: BloreIT.biz to be held in October

State Large & Medium Industries Minister Murugesh R Nirani with Infosys CEO & MD S Gopalakrishnan releasing the new ICT & Hardware policy in Bangalore on Monday. DH Photo

Delivering his keynote address at the curtain raiser of 14th Edition of BangaloreIT.biz 2011, to be held from October 18-20, 2011 in the City, he said, if Bangalore was to continue as a premier hub for investment, the State government needs to create necessary infrastructure for industries to grow. The focal theme of this year’s IT.biz will be India Innovates.

Pointing out that it was imperative to build upon eco systems provided by IT giants, he said, unless the government strove to provide infrastructure such as power, water, transportation, besides enabling an ease of doing business environment, the industry as also the State will not be able to keep up its competitive edge.

These are essential specially for small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs to set up shop in Bangalore. The government must ensure a time-bound implementation plan through milestones and identify roadmaps, besides putting in place, a mechanism to monitor the speedy implementation of policies, he said.

Unless infrastructure is developed, it would be difficult for the industry to increase productivity, create new jobs as also wealth for people, he added, as they will be constrained to grow, innovate and make an impact.

Though IT giants have created the eco system and institutes of excellence in the City, promoting innovation and growth in the absence of adequate and enabling infrastructure, these will fail to deliver, he noted.

Minister for Large & Medium Industries Murugesh R Nirani, however, said the State government was holding talks with the industry in order to meet their demands and had, in fact, conducted two rounds of meetings with them to address the various issues they had raised.

Nirani assured that all infrastructural bottlenecks would be addressed with utmost speed and intention so that the State does not lose out on investments and flight of industries to other states.

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