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MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar Inaugurates Digital India Startup Hub at STPI

New Delhi: Hon. PM Modi’s vision is to ensure that every Young Indian gets an opportunity to participate in India’s vibrant Startup & innovation ecosystem: MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, today inaugurated a Digital India startup hub at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) centre at Davanagere, Karnataka. 

Speaking on occasion, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “The STPI, Davangere, will soon usher in new opportunities for jobs and entrepreneurship for the people in the region. It is our PM Narendra Modi Ji’s vision to ensure that every Young Indian gets an opportunity to participate in the India Techade initiatives taken by the Government. 

He said the Government’s emphasis has been on the growth of the IT/ITES/ESDM Industry in the newer cities and that it should not be confined to the metropolitan centres. This is the 63rd STPI centre in the country and the fifth in Karnataka.Stating that India has the fastest-growing innovation system with more than 80,000 Startups and over 107 Unicorns, the Minister said the world today looks at India with awe and respect. “We have assumed the presidency of the G20, a league of the world’s largest economies, and the GPAIan international initiative on Artificial Intelligence. It is the fastest growing major economy that has surpassed the UK to emerge as the fifth largest economy, receiving its highest ever FDIs of $83Bn.”

Shri B A Basavaraja, District In-charge Minister, Davanagere, Shri G M Siddeshwara, Member of Parliament, Davanagere, Shri Arvind Kumar, Director General, STPI, and other dignitaries were present at the inaugural programme.

In his speech, Shri Arvind KumarDG, STPI, affirmed, “Spread over 10,000 sq. ft. area, Davanagere facility is 5th sub-centre under at STPI- Bengaluru. It has a state-of-the-art incubation facility to promote IT/ITES services growth and build a resilient startup ecosystem.”

The State Government has provided 10,000 sq. ft. of built-up space in Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Regional Centre, Davanagere, to establish this STPI Centre. 

Among other facilities, the Centre has a plug-n-play 102- seater Incubation facility, a Network Operations Centre (NOC), a 16-seater conference room, and 32-seater cafeteria and provision for providing high-speed data communication facilities and other amenities & services required for the export of software & services.