IT-BT Minister at ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ conclave ‘Techcelaration’
Emerging Tech design centre will be set up at Belgavi at Rs.150 crore
Hubballi: Dr. C.N.Ashwath Narayan, Minister for IT/BT, said, an “emerging technology design centre” at a cost of Rs 150 crores would be set up at Belgavi.
He was speaking at the ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ conclave ‘Techcelaration’, held here on Monday. He added that the applications have been already invited with regard to setting up of the tech design centre.
Minister also assured that he would consult with the chief minister Basavaraja Bommai speedy development of special investment regions (SIR) across the state.
Narayan stated that the steps will be taken to establish India’s first electric vehicle cluster, start up grid and and a techpark with a seating capacity of 20,000 employees in the Hubballi-Dharwad- Belagavi cluster.
To promote setting up of industries in the cluster Rs 25 crore has been provided to the Hubli cluster seed fund, Minister informed.
The IITs and IIIT which are being set up at Dharwada will play a game changer role in the economic, industrial and educational growth of the North Karnataka region, in a couple of years to come, he opined.
Further, the comprehensive development of VTU head-quartered at Belagavi has also been taken up and eventually all these would result in development of the region, he claimed.
Under ‘Karnataka startup hub’ initiative, world class infrastructure will be provided for 5000 startups. At present, 400 startups have been provided help and by the end of the year another 400 startups will be assisted, Narayan told.
Plug and play facility would be set up in an area of l10,000 sq. ft. under PPP model to promote engineering and manufacturing, he said.
In addition to the 3 centre of excellences set up recently, 2 more such centres will be set up to enable providing training, promote research and entrepreneurship, Narayan explained.
If the state wants to achieve its target of contributing significantly in India becoming a robust digital economy, the regions beyond Bengaluru should be able to contribute at least 30% in the years to come, he opined.