The state government plans to set up three more IT industry clusters at Belagavi, Mysuru and Shivamogga and giving boost to existing IT park in Mangaluru to decongest Bengaluru and replicate its success in other regions across the state.
“The state government has also set up the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) to promote digital growth, attract investments and innovation in science and technology in the state.
The mission will work to increase the contribution of digital economy to the gross state domestic product (GSDP) by 30 per cent of and create 30-lakh jobs across the state over the next 5 years.
“We are targetting $150 billion IT exports by the knowledge industry in the state in the next 5 years,” said C Ashwath Narayan.
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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan along with mla Abhay Patil has recently met Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and requested over 750 acres of land in Belagavi to facilitate the establishment of the proposed IT park.
The land is in possession of the defense department.
“If this land is handed over to the state government, it will be used to establish an IT park and also to set up Electronic Hardware, Aerospace, and other manufacturing industries,” as per minister
Proposed site is adjacent to the National Highway(NH) 4, and is ideal for the development of IT park. Though the state government had ordered for the resumption of this land in November 2012, it still continues to be in possession of the defence department.