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Union minister assures good internet service to people of Nagaland

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Sep 18, 2021 12:34 am
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Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Temjen Imna Along and Mmhonlumo Kikon during the press conference in Kohima on Friday.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Sep. 17 (EMN):
Union Minister of State for Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Developments and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday assured to provide good internet service to the people of Nagaland.

He was addressing a press conference at the state BJP head office in Kohima after inaugurating the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) in Kohima and National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Chuchuyimlan in Mokokchung.

Citing “work from home” trend post Covid, he shared his aspiration of setting up ‘Virtual Tech Park’ with the state’s IT department of the state in Nagaland.

While stressing the importance of internet as raw material for working from home, he assured to provide and improve internet service in the state with open-source video conferencing software Jitsi that provides internet gateways.

He said that improving internet connection and bandwidth is necessary as it forms the integral part of an IT ecosystem.

The minister also said that there are other ways of getting mobile internet other than network operators as well as ways to increase internet capacities and internet access beyond normal wireless telecommunication access.

Expressing happiness over the launch of STPI and NIELIT facilities in the state, he said that he wants to see many companies, at least 10-20 companies, incubated from the centre in Kohima.

Pointing out that five lakh new jobs have been created this year in IT and three lakh new job opportunity to be created in electronic manufacturing and maintenance, he said the youth from Northeast, particularly from Nagaland should use the facility wisely and create a better future out of it.

He expressed confidence that 5000 new jobs could be created in the state in IT sector within two years.

He asserted that the youth should grab the opportunity and make a better future for themselves.

Chandrasekhar said he didn’t come to the state to inaugurate the buildings but to motivate and create a sense of momentum among the youth, and not to lose the opportunity.

Observing that the youths are looking beyond finding job and actively involved in business building, he said the central and state governments would integrate and work as a team to make sure that it works closely with the IT department as well as utilise training and investment affectively on time.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Sep 18, 2021 12:34:09 am