In six months, Infosys Technologies will begin construction of its first facility in West Bengal at New Town Rajarhat.
The company said it sees no problem from the opposition political parties who had raised their voice against land acquisition earlier by Tata Motors.
After Tata Motors' retreat from the state, this project is seen as revival of Bengal's dwindling industrial fortune.
Infosys will invest 1 billion rupees initially in the project, which is tipped to be the company’s east India hub for informaion technology and IT enabled services.
We are for creating employment opportunity in the state as well as in the region. We are not in any politics, said Infosys CEO and MD Kris Gopalakrishnan in Kolkata on Monday.
The company has been allotted 50 acres of land by the government to set up an IT campus at Rajarhat. Earlier, Infosys was supposed to have land in the planned mega IT Township, adjacent to Vedic Village in Rajarhat.
The Chief Minister and Mr Das (IT Minister Debesh Das) is persistent enough to make this happen. We have seen a lot of talent here involved with the IT sector and enough employment opportunity could be generated from the sector in the region, Gopalakrishnan said after a 30-minute meeting with CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.
Infosys said it hopes to receive support from all the sections in West Bengal as is the case in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune, where they have offices.