Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) to set up four STPI centers in the state.
The STPI centers will be set up at Angul, Jajpur, Koraput (Jeypore) and Sambalpur. With the four centers, Odisha will have eight STPI centers.
The MoU was signed between STPI Director General Omkar Rai and Electronic and Information Technology secretary Pradeep Jena here in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and department minister Pranab Prakash Das.
“With the establishment of these four new centers, now the state will have total eight STPI centers, which is highest among all states in the country,” said the Chief Minister.
He said the proposed STPI centers would act as resource centers for information technology (IT) and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector by offering general infrastructural facilities and other amenities required for export of software and services.
“It is a matter of pride that the IT exports from the state is reported at Rs.2900 crore during the year 2015-16 and achieved national prominence in the IT map of the country. Today around 90% of software exports from the state are contributed by STPI,” said the Chief Minister.