TechnoparkToday.com>> Amidst the pandemonium created by LDF against Finance Minister K M Mani in the Assembly, all ignored the fact that IT sector was totally ignored in the budget.
In the shocking move, there was no budgetary allocation for Technopark and Infopark. Industry experts expressed worry over the issue, which may back-track growth of IT industry in the state.
Anoop P. Ambika, secretary, Group of Technology Companies, told media that the unprecedented move of not making budgetary allocation to Infopark and Technopark would push up their cost of operation, eventually driving away potential investors. He, however, was all praise for the e-governance innovation fund provided in the Budget.
Joseph C. Mathew, IT advisor to former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, said the neglect meted out to the government IT Parks was a continuation of their sidelining dating back to the A.K. Antony-led UDF government.