INDORE: Executive chairman of Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy, promised to set up company's finest campus at Indore that would provide employment to 5,000 youths initially. He said this while laying foundation of Infosys's proposed SEZ at Super Corridor on Monday.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan, urban development minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, IT minister Bhupendra Singh, industries minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, mayor Krishna Murari Moghe and IDA chairman Shankar Lalwani were also present on the occasion.
In the first phase, Infosys will spend about Rs 400 crore on the centre.
In his address, Murthy said the only way to solve poverty was through creation of jobs with higher levels of income. For this, it is very important for governments to encourage entrepreneurship. Expressing gratitude to state government for allocating 130 acres of land at Super Corridor connecting airport, he said, MP government understands importance and need to encourage entrepreneurship.
Sharing about plans about proposed Infosys centre in city, he said, "we will encourage youths of the city and state to make use of new job opportunities."
Chief minister Chouhan stating about state government's business friendly policies, said, "We are committed to make state on the top of IT enterprise. Infosys centre will increase jobs and employability of local youths, he said. State has immense opportunities because of electricity supply, excellent infrastructure and double digit GDP rate. Entry of Infosys will create about 52,000 indirect jobs for people."
Urban development minister Kailash Vijavargiya, citing a past communication with the IT company said, "We had requested Infosys to set up its office at Indore when Pramod Mahajan was Union IT minister."