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State Govt To Build Up Analytics Hub In Kalyani

2015-06-19 23:42


The proposed site for analytics hub on Kalyani expressway. Picture by SOVON CHAUDHURI

Kalyani, June 19: In an attempt to build up a niche for IT industries, the state urban development department has envisaged a plan to build up an ‘analytics’ township in Kalyani, titled ‘Samriddhi’. The department would invite the entrepreneurs to place its demand for land from 52-acres land identified for the project located at the outskirt of Kalyani, for which e-auction would be held very soon.

The ‘Samriddhi’ analytics township in Kalyani would be one of the six theme based townships envisaged by the state government, which are also aimed to explore employment opportunities in the state.

The other five theme based towns to be built up soon are – Bolpur, Asansol, Siliguri, Howrah and Baruipur.

The government would issue advertisement in next week seeking ‘request for information’ (RFI) from the interested entrepreneurs for the Kalyani’s analytics township.

Analytics means studying of data and its analysis which include research, finding potential trend, evaluation of certain decision and performance by gaining knowledge. The members of the Bengal chamber of commerce and industries which encourage the state government to take up the project, think that ‘analytics’ is at present is the most popular segment with aggressive scope of development, which has no presence in eastern India.

On behalf of the urban development department, state technical education minister Ujjwal Biswas announced the project details in Kalyani on Friday.

Biswas said this in presence of a team of state urban development department led by its principal secretary Debasish Sen and a delegation of Bengal Chamber of commerce and industries.

“The state government has taken up the project on the initiative of the Bengal chamber of commerce and industries which envisioned the analytics township, a niche city on information technology, a small model like silicon valley where IT companies”, minister Ujjwal Biswas said.

‘We have made an initial outlay of the project which would require 2600 crores of rupees for development of township and its infrastructure which include R&D sector, residential sector, education sector etc”, the minister said.

President designate of BCCI Ambarish Dasgupta said: “We proposed the state government to build up the analytics township in Kalyani because we have observed that at present ‘analytics’ is the most popular among IT entrepreneurs and professionals. This is a new age segment which has no presence in our state. So we proposed to build up the township as a niche of IT close to Calcutta for promotion of select skills. We wanted to see Bengal taking advantage of the most happening of business all around the globe – analytics”.

Principal Secretary of UD department Debasis Sen said: “Analytics is one the themes which the government has taken up to promote and to invite entrepreneurs. We have identified a 52 acres land. This land will be auctioned soon. However, prior to that we would seek ‘request for information’ (RFI) from the entrepreneurs. The government will issue advertisement for the RFI in next week. Independent entrepreneurs or consortium of entrepreneurs may submit the RFI”.

Sen also said that the Kalyani analytics hub would also be promoted during the chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with entrepreneurs in London slated in next month.

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