IT park in Budgam will create job opportunities: J&K Govt

The government has plans to set up Khidmat (Service) centres across the state.

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 14:11 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government is hopeful that the upcoming Information Technology (IT) Park in central Kashmir`s Budgam district will create job opportunity for 10,000 IT professionals in the state.

The proposed IT Park, coming up at Ompora in Budgam - 12 kms from here, would create jobs for 10,000 IT professionals, Minister for Information and Science Technology Aga Syed Ruhullah said at a function here yesterday.

Ruhullah, who was addressing a seminar on `Microsoft DreamSpark Yatra-2011` held at Kashmir University, said the state government is exploring the possibilities in information technology sector in the State.

The function was organised by Microsoft Student Partners, Kashmir Chapter, with the aim of creating awareness about latest programming design tools and technologies available in global market.

Appreciating efforts of the students, the minister said that government has initiated several measures for boosting IT sector in the State.

The government has plans to set up Khidmat (Service) centres across the state, he said, adding that nearly half of the 1150 such centres have already been established.

Ruhullah said that e-governance is priority of the government and efforts are on to create basic required infrastructure at block, tehsil and district levels.

He added that IT sector has vast job potential and advised students to hone their skills to compete at national as well as international levels.

PTI