The government aims to develop industries in the Belagavi region leveraging on the ecosystem which is supportive to the growth of industries as well as entrepreneurship, Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana, Minister for IT/BT and S&T, said on Wednesday.
Making presidential remarks at the ‘CEOs Conclave’ organised by Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) as part of the ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ initiative he told, the state has planned to achieve becoming a 400 billion dollar digital economy in the next 5 years through the development of ‘Beyond Bengaluru’ clusters in the state which also includes Hubli region.
“Being an entrepreneurial and educational region, Belagavi is also blessed with a good climate. This will boost the industrial growth in the region. The VTU of Belagavi will be developed as an anchor institute on par with IISc and IIT and an action plan to make it a reality has been prepared,” he told.
The Minister who also holds the Higher Education portfolio said, “The National Education Policy (NEP-2020) envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be implemented from the pre-nursery levels. The teaching-learning process in engineering, diploma, ITI and graduation levels has already been upgraded to global standards and this facilitates providing a human resource with required skills for the industrial sector.”
E.V.Ramana Reddy, ACS, Dept of IT/BT, B.V.Naidy, Head of KDEM, Entrepreneurs Suneel Deshapande, Jayanth Humbarwadi, Rajendra Belagaonkar, Chaitanya Kulakarni, N.G.Subramanyam, Venkatesh Patil were among the few who attended.