The state government is all geared up to have its first Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Centre in Itanagar very soon, which is going to be the first and one of its kind in the state. “Through STPI, we hope to provide skill training to the youth, while empowering them digitally and economically,” said Chief Minister Kalikho Pul and hoped that the project will generate employment opportunities for educated youths.
Technology is important in today’s world because it serves a variety of functions in most important aspects of modern society like education, communication, business and scientific progress as it has become an essential part of our lives today and few can imagine living without it, he said.
STPI would offer the Statutory, Incubation, High Speed Data Communication and value added services including Project Management and Consultancy Services, which will be a big boost for the IT sector in the State and will also trigger private as well as public investment.
Also local IT entrepreneurs can use this facility for their start-up ventures and to promote e-commerce, once the STPI is established. This will help in marketing local produce such as handlooms and handicrafts, apple, kiwi, oranges, rice, etc in domestic as well as international markets, the CM observed.
STPI is a an autonomous registered Society under the administrative control of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt of India having its registered office at New Delhi and was set up with a mandate to promote software exports from the country. Four software technology parks are already operational in the NE regions at Guwahati, Imphal, Gangtok and Aizawl.