Incubation Centre of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)

Question: Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur along with the Union Minister of Electronics and Information and Technology and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad laid foundation stone of Incubation Centre of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). Where would this Centre be setup?
(a) Mehli
(b) Chaupal
(c) Shirala
(d) Kasumpti
Answer: (a) 
Related Facts:

  • On 2ndJuly, 2018, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur along with the Union Minister of Electronics and Information and Technology and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad laid foundation stone of Incubation Centre of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).
  • The Centre would be setup at Mehli near Shimla.
  • Park would be developed with incubation facility with approximate built up area of 14000 sq ft at a tentative cost of Rs 10 crore.
  • This would accommodate about 15 to 20 startups with direct employment to 300 to 400 IT professionals and four times the indirect employment in over five years.
  • Another STPI was proposed to be setup in Kangra district near Gaggal Airport and the land for the same has been identifie.
  • The state government had set up ten targets for the first 100 days and out of these nine has been achieved and tenth target had been achieved with the laying of foundation stone of this Centre.
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the stupendous growth in exports by the STPI units from Rs 52 crore in 1992-93 to more than Rs 3,50,680 crore in 2016-17 shows that STPI has played a key role in creating Brand India and transforming the country as the most preffered IT destination.
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad announced the all the district hospitals of the State would be made e-Hospital so that people could be benefitted.
  • He announced that 50 villages of the State would be made Digital Villages.

Reference:                                        
https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/software-technology-park-s-foundation-stone-laid-in-shimla-118070200710_1.html
http://himachalpr.gov.in/OnePressRelease.aspx?Language=1&ID=12489

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