IT@Kerala: Log on to a successful tech space

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala has started its third year in office. The government is determined to develop Kerala as the most preferred IT destination in the country. A separate IT park in Kochi, the Smart City with a Dubai-based company as promoters, a proactive and supportive IT Policy, and successful implementation of projects based on Free Software are some of the achievements in the IT sector in Kerala during the last two years. VS Achuthanandan, Kerala’s Chief Minister, who also holds the IT portfolio, carries with him the dreams of the man on the street. “Apart from futuristic parks, we have the best IT-ITeS trained manpower, 75 per cent savings on start-up and operational costs, a strong datacom backbone and above all, a quality of life that is virtually world class,” says VS, as he is fondly called by his comrades. The Kerala Chief Minister interacts with Anil Philip on the achievements of the ministry, its performance and goals. Monday, June 09, 2008

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