Working groups set up for Bengal’s IT sector

September 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) National Innovation Council head Sam Pitroda, who is also chairman of a panel for the development of IT industries in West Bengal, set up working groups Friday for human resource development and building infrastructure for the sector in the state.

“Here we agreed that we need working groups on e-governance, e-health, e-education and infrastructure. Because everyone is complaining about the lack of infrastructure here. So we have set up seven to eight groups… if you want this business to grow then we need people,” Pitroda told reporters here after a meeting with state Industry and IT Minister Partha Chatterjee.

The state government has appointed Pitroda as adviser to its “Resurgent Bengal” project.

Chatterjee alleged that the erstwhile Left Front government, led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), did not create the required infrastructure for the sector.

“We want to overcome this current mess. We have formed core groups to guide us in overcoming the situation and address the whole range of issues like steady supply of talent and infrastructure in this sector,” he said.

The Mamata Banerjee-led government was keen to work together in bringing the state to the forefront in the IT sector, he added.

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