The Telegraph
Sunday , January 5 , 2014
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Focus on IT

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 4 (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Centre was committed to providing an enabling environment to encourage growth in information technology.

Speaking after laying the foundation stone of the Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) Global Learning Centre, claimed to be the largest in the world, Singh said the centre would “contribute towards an objective that is one of our national priorities — that of imparting skills training to our young men and women on a very large scale”.

“Pursuant to the recommendations of the Rangachary report, several taxation issues in the IT sector have been addressed. We are also engaged in the resolution of issues pertaining to immigration and visas and trying to improve the hardware ecosystem and are exploring the establishment of two semiconductor water fabrication manufacturing facilities,” he said.

Singh said his government had set very ambitious targets for itself in the area of skill development and was working hard to achieve them. “We have taken several initiatives in this area and some of them have involved partnership with the private sector,” he said. The Prime Minister said he expected the proposed global learning centre of the TCS would be the largest for IT training in Thiruvananthapuram.