Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday inaugurated the Secondary Data Centre of National Data Repository (NDR), a first of its kind in eastern India.
They also inaugurated the new facility of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in Bhubaneswar.
The Secondary Data Centre (SDC) will be operated under the Primary Data Centres’ Disaster Recovery Centre at Noida.
“While we had a primary data centre at our Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), Noida premises, there was always a need of a secondary data centre as part of disaster recovery and business continuity plan for the primary data centre. This SDC is important as it will help safeguard our exploration and production data,” said Pradhan.
The centre will help students of geology, researchers and academicians as well as various companies. They will be able to conduct data analytics and research based on data available on exploration and production of petroleum products in the country.
“I am happy and confident that new infrastructure will promote entrepreneurship and innovation and will help the IT sector in Odisha reach new heights creating more and more employment avenues and contribute to the upliftment of the state,” said Pradhan.