Hyderabad to Host EIndia, International Conclave From August 4 to 6.

News Posted - 2010-06-28

The State government has targeted to achieve at least third position in Information Technology exports in the country by the next financial year.

Information Technology Department Principal Secretary K. Ratna Prabha said the State which was a forerunner in initiating several e-governance measures, being emulated by other States, was, however, ‘a bit late'' on the IT exports front. It was expected to register exports of Rs. 36,000 crore during the financial year ended March 31, 2010, in spite of recession.

This was against Rs. 32,000 crore achieved last year and constituted about 15 per cent of the country''s total exports. “We cannot remain complacent as Karnataka contributes 30 per cent of the total exports.

A lot of hard work is needed to achieve that figure,” she said. Ms. Ratna Prabha was speaking at a meeting to announce eIndia, the country''s largest ICT conclave focussing on “IT for India”, to be held here from August 4 to 6.

The three-day event would feature an international conference and exhibition and it would provide platform for sharing knowledge in different domains of ICT, facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and networking among governments, industry, academia and civil society organisations.

It would be hosted by the State government and being organised by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) with various Ministries of the Union Government including IT, Panchayat Raj and Labour & Employment as co-sponsors.

The three-day event comprised several tracks and sessions on e-Governance, Unique ID, municipal IT, digital learning, e-agriculture, e-health and telecentre forum and it would be attended by delegations from Sri Lanka, Egypt, Philippines, Sudan, Bangladesh and European Union.

IT and IT enabled services association chairman L. Suresh said the industry should now focus on product development rather than continuing to contribute to services sector by raising human resources. CSDMS chairman MP Narayanan hoped that Hyderabad might become a ‘sort of permanent venue for eIndia”. STP Hyderabad director P. Venugopal and others spoke.

Source: Hindu 24/6/10