Rs 200 crore worth IT park project in Mangaluru gets new lease of life


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Nov 26: The Information Technology (IT) park that was planned through public-private participation in the city at a cost of Rs 200 crore and later did not get the boost, has got new lease of life. Process in this regard is taking place at government level.

In the 2008-09 budget, the state government had announced of building IT park in Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Shivamogga, Mysuru and Mangaluru in order to decentralize it from the capital city. A government land was provided for Keonics, subsidiary of the government for the same purpose. However, this project did not progress in Mangaluru and Mysuru.


The land at Derebail

Keonics had identified and reserved land at Derebail in the city in 2009 for establishing IT park. When a tender was called to develop the land, no one came forward. The land is filled with coconut trees and bushes at present.

After Harikrishna Bantwal was nominated as the president of Keonics, the IT park project has got new lease of life. When the proposal under PPP was made ready, Harikrishna was removed from the post. Now, after a gap of four months, he is reinstalled again as president.

The government provided 4.75 acres of level land beside Haripadavu road at Derebail to Keonics. Out of this, Keonics gave 1.5 acres of land to STPI. This organization has utilized the area efficiently. Keonics is planning to build IT Park in the rest of 3.5 acres of land and also commercial purpose usage. Keonics planned to go ahead with the project in October 2010. But none of the private companies showed interest in developing the space.

 

 

 

  

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 28 2022

    Look at the Comments Govt is making all efforts to bring job to district so that educated will stay back in their hometown & work here & boost economy of the area ... Most here moved out in search of job in other parts of state or in foreign country blaming govt of no job opportunity here hypocrites you can rant whereas people who want to be with their parents at home town & make life here will take advantage of this keep barking one of India's top most software company has its Campus in Mangaluru for long & doing good without any hipcups so keep badmouthing while Govt make all efforts to give job opportunity here

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 27 2022

    IT Park is an infrastructure . The qtn is how many large and small companies are willing to setup shop here .What sort of discount and tax holidays the govt is willing to provide is a million rupees question.

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  • Jagadish, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Companies definately wont prefer mangalore due to many reasons. No doubt we are good in getting pass percentage in the state in SSLC and PUC examinations, but many people here dont have professional and corporate skills here as per my experience. i am a mangalorean and currently working in bangalore. When it comes to work culture i still prefer Bangalore over Mangalore because Bangalore city has it own identity.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Ozy, Surathkal please read this report, which I am partly copy pasting here:: After a banner year for tech in 2021, layoffs are here. In fact, as of mid-November, more than 73,000 workers in the U.S. tech sector have been laid off in mass job cuts so far in 2022, according to a Crunchbase News tally.

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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Question to be asked how many in IT sector want to work in mangalore .. This question Not necessarily for people who stay in mangalore obviously it will be first choice .. family parents etc .. Outsiders who have choices .. let’s say Bangalore.. Delhi Gurgaon .. Chennai .. Hyderabad .. What these cities offer can mangalore offer .. Full eco system .. city life .. harmony ..no hindutva politics ... (Software laboratory not communal laboratory...)..... Work life balance ...... high end software .. technical .. (not mere back end clerical) .. .. should be research ....oriented ..etc etc .. So all these to be ticked by experts in government.. Or else wasting money ... Mangalore ..It is Also a major education centre but not able to capitalise for jobs ...

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    All IT companies are either getting closed or reduced work force and you wake up now. This is pure jumla.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Hit the nail on the head; already 70k have lost their jobs in the US alone!!

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  • rahul, kadri

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Who told you so?..Myself am a software engineer..IT is a day by day flourishing industry...number of new companies are increasing at a very rapid rate like no other business....however life of a software engineer is quite boring and stressful...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Please do your own research before commenting?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 27 2022

    As more and more companies across the spectrum sack employees amid the global meltdown, at least 853 tech companies worldwide have laid off about 137,492 employees to date, and the tally is only going north amid recession fears. According to data from layoffs.fyi, a crowdsourced database of tech layoffs, 1,388 tech companies have fired a total of 233,483 employees since the onset of Covid-19, but 2022 has been the worst for the tech sector. As of mid-November, more than 73,000 workers in the US tech sector have been laid off in mass-level job cuts led by companies like Meta, Twitter, Salesforce, Netflix, Cisco, Roku, and others.

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  • Jossey saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Waiting for Adani ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    He is setting up his global office in Dubai shortly if news reports are to be believed!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    No big company would like to start business in a place which is so communally sensitive and lagging behind in everything excepting good educational institutions! Do these people know MNC culture and the atmosphere here!

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  • srj, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    The solution to this problem is de-radicalization and stopping conversions.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    You mean to say, I as an Indian, cannot get converted to any religion I wish at any point for whatever reason??? Answer will be appreciated!!

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  • rahul, kadri

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Software business has nothing do with local issues like communal and so and so...communal issues exist in every part of India and world too......but still development is happening at a very rapid rate...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    one more jumla from the nagpur gulama govt...as the election is fast approaching this type of nautanki will increase...limited only to announcement...Jai ho

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  • Nitin, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    why will private companies invest in a heavily communal place filled with hatred for humanity.? People of Mangalore have to first unite as humans

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  • True Politician, Kudla

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    POKKADE POLICE.......for votes...

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  • Sompa, Kodi

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Congratulations Mangalore. Nothing for Udupi, Udupi MP is from outside and MLA may be clueless except making some sinkable roads {first time it happened in the world}, which he can repair next year again.

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  • Naveen Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    The elections are around the corner. The people who came to power with the false promise of 'Acche Din' are again trying to mislead the voters and get elected. They are using every trick from their 'Jumla' book to confuse the public and get back to power.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Assure 40% and you will see lot of them come forward and taking 'Interest' ;) ;) ;)

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