WB rolls out new IT policy
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has unveiled a new IT policy to make the state one of the leading states in the country in this sector. Banerjee rolled out the policy while launching the Bengal Silicon Valley Hub in New Town, a fast-growing planned satellite city in the neighbourhood of Kolkata. The new policy will be focused on 3D printing, big data analytics, animation and gaming, besides cyber security, Internet-of-things (IOT), robotics, drones, fin tech, artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0, quantum computing and others. “West Bengal has surged ahead economically and seeks to leverage IT for social welfare and economic development,” a notification said. The policy also aims to accomplish strategic objectives such as creating new jobs in the sector besides upskilling, reskilling and skilling of the population to empower citizens to target jobs in the digital economy.