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Assam Govt offers land to Infosys, Wipro

india Updated: Sep 12, 2009 21:18 IST

After the West Bengal government scrapped an IT park which was to have housed units of Infosys and Wipro, the Assam government on Saturday offered land to the IT majors to set up an IT township on the outskirts of the city.

The government offered 200 acre near Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport to construct a township, state's IT minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters in Guwahati.

Stating that Assam had the infrastructure for an IT township, he said, an IT township would generate large-scale employment and bring about rapid development of the state.

Hoping that the offer would be accepted, he said, senior government officials would visit Bengaluru next week to meet executives of the companies.

On the state's recently declared first IT policy for 2009, Sarma said the government was prepared to provide special incentives to companies setting up shop investing over Rs 100 crore.