Patna: Information technology giant Infosys is likely to set up its first software development centre in Bihar and the state government is planning to provide it with land, an official said on Sunday.
"Infosys officials approached the state government for land to set up its centre. The government is considering to provide land at Bihta near Patna," an official in the Chief Minister`s office said.
Officials said it was still in an early stage and will be decided either by the end of March or April.
The government has decided to develop an IT park in Bihta, 30 km from Patna. Bihta is well-connected by road and rail.
According to officials, Infosys has shown keen interest for a plot near Bihta as it has emerged as the fast growing area after the state government acquired hundreds of acres for setting up IIT campus, Patna.
"IT giant Infosys is to set up its first centre in Bihar. It is a big news for Bihar, which has recorded high growth in the last few years," an IT department official said here.
However, government officials said it was not clear how much investment Infosys will make in Bihar.