Bengal government awaiting response on concessions to InfosysJune 20th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government is awaiting a response from the central government on its request to extend the Software Technology Park of India scheme to allow concessions to IT giant Infosys for a proposed project, a minister said here Wednesday.
Infosys has claimed a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status for the project, but the state government has rejected it, saying it was not in conformity with the state policies.
Replying to a question in the assembly, Industries and Information Technology Minister Partha Chatterjee said the scheme could be extended to benefit IT companies seeking SEZ status.
He said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and he had requested Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Anand Sharma that the scheme, which expired in March 2011, be extended.
Infosys purchased 50 acres for the project in Rajarhat on the northeastern fringes of the city, for Rs.1.5 crore per acre. The company also made the payment in full in October last year.
Earlier this year, it wrote to the government seeking clarification on its SEZ status, which was turned down by the government.
Despite a series of discussions, the issue remains unresolved, making the project’s future uncertain.
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