Indian Institute of Information Technology to be set up in Chhattisgarh

May 31st, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by admin  

Raipur, May 31 (IANS) The central government will set up a world-class Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Chhattisgarh, for which the state government will offer land soon. The state’s Bharatiya Janata Party government said Saturday that the central government has agreed to open a world class IIIT in the state and the site will be chosen by the state government shortly.

“The state government thanks Minister of State for Power and Commerce Jairam Ramesh for announcing at a function held Friday at Sipat in Bilaspur district to set up an IIIT in Chhattisgarh,” a government press statement said.

“The state government will soon provide the location for the new IIIT as the announcement was made by the central minister as per the initiatives taken by Chief Minister Raman Singh April 20 when they had a meeting in Raipur,” the statement read.

Officials said that the state government may offer a massive plot for the IIIT in Naya Raipur where the government is presently developing a new satellite town that will replace Raipur as the new state capital of Chhattisgarh, probably by 2011.

Naya Raipur, about 20 km east of here and located between national highways 6 and 43, will be spread out over 8,000 hectares.

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