Dehradun, 31 May 2005
The Uttaranchal Government has decided to establish two IT parks, one each in the two divisions of the state, with an estimated expenditure to the tune of Rs 200 crore.
Briefing newspersons on the outcome of a cabinet meeting, Additional Chief Secretary M Ramachandran said the parks, one each in Garhwal and Kumaon, will incur an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore per park.
In another major decision, the Uttaranchal government has decided to bring all government departments online within this year for ensuring better dissemination of information.
In a key initiative, the state government also decided to constitute a ‘cabinet committee on infrastructure’, to look into infrastructural needs.
As part of encouragement to the Multiplex cinema halls, the government has waived-off the license fee for an initial period of five years, however, with a condition that the Multiplex must continue to run for another five years.
Ramachandran said a rural development directorate had also been approved. “A Joint Secretary level post has been created at top most level followed by rural development commissioner, Chief Development officer and Block Development officer down the line.
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