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Setting up of IIIT at Senapati approved, Rs 214.38 sanctioned for 11 tourism projects in State
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, July 16 2014: Consequent to the Union Cabinet's approval of a scheme, based on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model, for setting up 20 new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in December 2010, a total of 16 proposals from 15 States including Manipur have been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

In case of Manipur, the proposed IIIT is to be set up in Senapati and necessary memorandum of understanding in this regard had already been signed.

This information was given by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

In her reply, Irani recalled that the Union Cabinet approved a Scheme, based on Public-Private-Partnership(PPP) model, for setting up 20 new Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in December 2010, with an outlay of Rs.2808.71 Crores (Rs.2558.71 Crores for non-recurring, Rs.200.00 Crore for recurring expenditure and Rs.50.00 Crore for faculty development expenditure).

The capital cost of each IIIT is Rs.128.00 Crore to be contributed in the ratio of 50:35:15 by the Central Government, the State Government and the industry respectively (57.5:35:7.5 in case of North-Eastern region).

Concerned State Government will provide 50-100 acres of land, free of cost and encumbrances.

A total of sixteen proposals from fifteen States have been approved by the Ministry.

The Project of establishing 20 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Mode by the Government is targeted to reach full capacity in nine years from 2011-12 to 2019-20.Out of the 20, the Central Government has approved establishment of 16 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Mode.

The remaining IIITs would be approved as and when the State governments are able to identify land and the industry partners.

The State Governments who have identified land are Andhra Pradesh (Chittoor & Kakinada) Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra (Pune & Nagpur), Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

The proposals of Andhra Pradesh(Chittoor), Andhra Pradesh (Kakinada), Assam, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu , Maharashtra (Pune), Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal , Manipur and Tripura have been approved by the Ministry.

Accordingly, the MoU of IIIT- Chittoor (A.P) IIIT-Kota (Rajasthan) and IIIT-Guwahati (Assam) IIIT, Vadodra (Gujarat) & IIIT, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), IIIT Bodhjungnagar (Tripura) and IIIT Kottayam (Kerala), IIIT Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) & IIIT Una (Himachal Pradesh), IIIT Senapati (Manipur) and IIIT Kalyani (West Bengal) have already been signed.

To another question in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs Gen.

Retd..V.KSingh said that Government is engaged in discussions with the Government of Myanmar on starting a cross-border bus service between Imphal in Manipur and Mandalay in Myanmar.

In this regard, provisions of the MOU on the bus service and a draft Protocol on operational modalities are being discussed with the Myanmar side.

On the other hand, presenting a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture & Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik informed that for the promotion of tourism including religious tourism, the Ministry approved 11 projects in Manipur and a total amount Rs 214.38 sanctioned during 2013-14 (till 31st March, 2014) .


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