Government to focus on IT in rural areas
Samir Sachdeva | March 9, 2010
Department of information technology is pursuing with the finance ministry for extension of tax benefits under the STPI scheme. This was stated by minister for state for communication and IT, Sachin Pilot in an answer to a question by Yashodhra Raje Scindhia in the Lok Sabha, yesterday.
MoS stated that the STPI scheme is currently functional in 51 centres , out of which seven are in metro cities and the rest 44 are in tier-II and tier-III cities.
The minister added that there is no proposal of ending the STPI scheme as such but Government is now focusing on advancing the IT sector into the rural areas of our country, especially in smaller towns and villages.
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