IT sector to play major role in $ 1,000 billion Tamil Nadu economy: CM




The government has taken various measures to make Tamil Nadu the world’s center for information technology and the IT sector would play a major role in bringing the state’s economy to $ 1 trillion by 2030, said on Friday the chief minister, MK Stalin.

Stalin assured that the government as well as the Department of Industries would remove the obstacles that hamper the economy and the growth of the state. Information technology would play a role in the government’s vision to grow the state’s economy to $ 1 trillion by 2030, he said after inaugurating the 20th edition of Connect 2021 here. organized by CII and Electronic Corporations of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT).

Shortly after the return to power of the DMK in May, the government of Tamil Nadu put in place an ambitious plan to grow the state’s economy to $ 1,000 billion by 2030. Stating that it was an “era” of information technology, Stalin said that a situation has come today there was nothing without the use of computers and information technologies . “Information technology plays an essential role in the progress of a state and also in the realization of important investments.

It is my wish that this conclave will lead to the creation of new job opportunities and to the orientation of the State on the path of growth ”, he declared.

Tamil Nadu held a special place in the establishment of data centers among other states, he said, adding that the government has released the data center policy to boost investment in the data center sectors. .

Calling on software entrepreneurs gathered at the site to embrace future technologies in their businesses, he assured them of government support. “This government wants in each sector such as agriculture, production, services, there is a role for IT,” he said.

Stalin said he would provide the internet in all state panchayats, the government was running the Center’s BharathNet program for 12,525 village panchayats, and expressed the hope that through these digital services, internet education and telemedicine facilities would be available in villages.

The chief minister said the government has taken various measures such as expanding the Chennai Metro and Chennai Airport as part of improving the state’s overall infrastructure. New investments should be created in the IT sector and existing technologies should be upgraded. As a result, new jobs would be created to ensure overall growth in the state, he said.

Tamil Nadu led the IT sector, which includes hardware and software production, cell phone production, computer and electronic parts manufacturing, he said. The state has played a vital role in software exports, he said, adding that Tamil Nadu’s share in the country’s total electronics production was 16%.


Article first published: Friday November 26, 2021, 7:20 PM [IST]

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