Belagavi – The Next Global Technology Hub
Karnataka State has been taking several initiatives to promote and nurture Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as the next emerging destinations for IT and Electronics. It is observed that tier II cities are achieving good growth rates and are emerging as investment regions outside their State Capitals.
The Dept. of IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka had previously organised such events in Mysore, Hubli& Mangalore. The events were structured in coordination with reputed national and local industry associations like NASSCOM, IESA, ABAI, CLIK and Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
The response to the events was promising with participation of Speakers not only from the host cities, but from across India. Each city witnessed attendance of over 200+ delegates representing 110+ organizations. The events garnered wide publicity in print and web media.
Taking this initiative forward, it is now decided to organize a one day ITE event in Belagavi with the Theme ‘Belagavi – The Next Global Technology Hub’ in the last week of April 2016. The objective of the event is to showcase IT and Electronics Parks in the region as well as proactive Government policies, incentives & programmes towards ICT & Electronics promotion and invite media to propagate the Policies of the Government & create awareness about the excellent IT & Electronics Ecosystem in Belagavi at present and its suitability as an ideal destination for setting up Knowledge Industries including IT & Electronics, Defense Electronics etc.
Belagavi is arguably the best amongst Tier Two cities in Karnataka, with the Government taking active steps to promote Knowledge industries and transform it as the next Global Technology Hub.
Belagavi is extremely well positioned, being equidistant from Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and just about 100 kilometers to the Western coastline, near Goa. Belagavi has excellent connectivity by rail, road and air. Its airport now has an international link to UAE, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Belagavi has 10000 acres of industrial area developed under NIMZ and The feather in Belagavi’ s cap is the Aerospace SEZ – India’s first – in which leading aerospace companies have stakes in aircraft manufacturing operations.
Education: With good number of educational institutes, Belagavi produces more than 20000 professional graduates every year. Visvesvaraya Technological University, headquartered at Belagavi, affiliated with 121 engineering colleges, is constantly engaged with its mission of nurturing professional talent for Indian Industry making Belagavi an ideal place for investors looking to set shops in the IT and Electronics Sector.
Power and Water: Power situation in Belgaum is favorable with 87 sub stations with a capacity to receive and disseminate 1625 MW of power. Belagavi, has a perennial water source that is expected to meet the demand for potable water till 2040. Belagavi is the first ULB in the country to augment surface water supply system with ground water system through open wells. District administration has planned to increase water supplying capacity in the coming years.