Lucknow: Keeping up with his promise to promote Information Technology (IT) in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday directed his officials to make a long term policy for introduction of IT in education.
Chairing a high-level meeting here, Akhilesh Yadav said that under the Samajwadi Party (SP) government, all out efforts should be made to ensure that a "climate was created in favour of IT, Computer Hardware and Electronics industries".
The chief minister laid specific stress on establishing IT industry and BPOs in Agra and Lucknow.
Pointing out how this sector had "immense potential and employment opportunities", the 38-year-old chief minister, himself a marine engineer from Sydney, said that the government should strive to create employment avenues for the rural and urban youth by promoting the IT industry in the state.
In rural areas also, the chief minister said, e-facilities should be introduced on the public-private-partnership (PPP) model and centres of learning created for a wider reach.