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GMR group setting up rural BPO centre

Enters into a partnership agreement with Bangalore-based RuralShores

BS Reporter  |  Hyderabad 

Kakinada Special Economic Zone (Kakinada SEZ), being developed by GMR group, entered into partnership agreement  with Bangalore-based  RuralShores,  for setting up a  business process outsourcing (BPO) centre.

As per the agreement RuralShores, one of the largest rural BPO organizations in the country, would be establishing GMR's BPO at Kakinada SEZ in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

‘Kakinada SEZ, which is a part of the infrastructure major GMR Group, would provide world class general and technical infrastructure including digital connectivity to the Rural BPO. The youth from villages in and around Kakinada SEZ would be provided basic training by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, the CSR arm of GMR Group, to improve their employability in the Rural BPO’, chief executive officer of Kakinada SEZ,  Madhu Terdal, stated in a press release here on Saturday.

East Godavari district collector Neetu Kumari Prasad, was hopeful that the BPO would herald further investments in the region to meet the aspirations of the local population.

According to GMR, the proposed BPO is part of an effort to percolate India’s strong position in BPO industry away from the established metros and tier II cities to rural areas where there is an abundance of good quality manpower.

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First Published: Sat, November 03 2012. 16:27 IST