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West Bengal to announce new IT policy in January: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The will announce a new (IT) policy at Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) in January, chief minister said today.

The has had discussions with industry bodies such as ASSOCHAM, and before framing the policy, she said.

"We have decided to announce a new IT policy during the BGBS in January. We want to create more jobs in the IT sector and might even dole out property tax, rental reliefs and other subsidies," Banerjee said at the Infocom 2017 here.

The CM also said companies like TCS, were expanding here and will begin operations soon.

The is also setting up a hardware park at Sonarpur near the metropolis, she said.

"There is space available for creating 2.6 lakh job opportunities in the state," she said.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 15:00 IST