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Q : How is Tamil Nadu
placed now vis-a-vis its neighbours in Information
Technology [IT] and how will the TIDEL park project help
to reposition itself in this field?
Chennai has the mainframe capacity. One will find that
it is much higher than what is available in any other
cities combinely put together.
So, this TIDEL park project is in a way, a standing testimony to the extent to which the Government is willing to go in terms of its capacity to make a state-of-the-art facility available to the companies; because even today there are many software companies which started functioning in Chennai, could do with better facilities.
The objective is to provide facilities at par with any other countries. TIDEL will seek to provide the state-of-the-art facility comparable to the best in the world as on date. And we are planning for the future as well. We would like companies to have a choice.
Q : Will TIDEL park be
transferred to a new Company later?
Q : Inadequate
Communication infrastructure is cited as an impediment
against the rapid growth of IT in the state. How does
Tamil Nadu propose to get over this problem?
Now for instance, even for the TIDEL park, both are in competition with each other. We are retaining the competitive spirit in order to provide adequate redundancy in terms of adequate communication facilities in the park. At Kelambakkam also, VSNL is investing in a big way in order to augment the communication facilities.
If you really compare item-wise, Chennai is not lagging behind even as on date. But if you look at the investments which are being currently made by VSNL and DoE over the next two years, we think Chennai will overtake its counterparts in the south in terms of communication facilities.
Q : The center has
announced substantial sops for the IT sector recently and
the National Task Force on software development has also
submitted its report to the Government. How does Tamil
Nadu propose to take advantage of this emerging
We are creating TIDEL park, a small software park in Sholinganallur, a huge land infrastructure with communication facilities for enabling IT companies to set up software shops in simacheni at Kelambakkam.
Another key recommendation of the IT Task Force was the setting up of a venture capital fund to help fledgling companies in software in IT sector. One might be aware Tamil Nadu was the first state, to come out with a specific venture capital fund for IT sector through TIDCO in collaboration with ILFS. So we are ahead of other States.
One of the other recommendations of the IT Task Force is to create an institute which will provide the missing link between a raw degree and an employable hand.
Now this is what is exactly sought to be done through TANITEC - Tamil Nadu Institute for Information Technology. Actually, this was started by Tamil Nadu more than a year ago, while the IT Task Force's first report is just a month old.
Q : Will the 'TIDEL'
park project be a stepping stone for the dream Cybercity
project, to create a silicon valley in Tamil Nadu?
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