“Though tenders for setting up the park on the PPP model was called on several occasions in the past, and since there was no response, Smart City and Keonics will now develop the IT park in the city. The state government will provide all possible support. Keonics is considering acquiring another four acres of adjacent land,” he said.
He was speaking at a day-long brainstorming conclave with thought leaders from academia, industry and the government, under the chairmanship of Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, which was presented by leadership advisory Centre for Contemporary Issues, with lead partner Keonics, on Wednesday. The objective of the conclave is to think through and come out with an action plan to make Mangaluru a global innovation hub for science and technology, on the lines of Silicon Valley in California.
“Innovation and technology will bring in a revolution, and the National Education Policy is also helping in this regard. Through Beyond Bengaluru, incentives will be provided to companies that will set up a base outside Bengaluru Urban and Bengaluru Rural. Meanwhile, in October, a summit on the lines of Bengaluru’s tech summit will be held in Mangaluru. Education institutions should support the development of innovation centres, incubators and accelerators,” he said. Latest Comment
Thinking ‘Beyond Bangalore’ is the need of the hour. Mangalore is very ideal alternative to decongest Bangalore and provide equitable growth.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said that to address the issue of land shortage, a land bank with 10,000 acres should be set up. Not only Mangaluru city, but areas such as Bantwal, Puttur, Belthangady and Sullia have to be developed. Development should take place without hampering the culture and tradition of the region.