Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N, the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Minister for Higher Education; IT & BT, Science & Technology; Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood yesterday had a meeting with Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Yelhanka Air Force Base Bengaluru where the minister pressed for IT expansion in Belagavi.
The Raksha Mantri was briefed about the government’s vision to expand our IT sector Beyond Bengaluru which would involve setting up of an IT Park in Belagavi.
In light of this, a request for the handover of 750 acres of Revenue Department land currently under the authority of the Department of Defence to build the Park.
It may be recalled that Abhay Patil MLA South had introduced a private members bill for IT park.
Abhay Patil had identified government open land of 745 acres along Pune-Bengaluru National Highway from Survey No 1304 to 1349 near Kanbargi for establishing IT Park. This was first taken into consideration for the Suvarna Soudha from the Military but SVS was shifted to Halaga and this land now is in the name of the State Govt.