The Indian state of Haryana will be setting up a Data Centre hub to attract investments and generate employment opportunities.
Dushyant Chautala, the deputy chief minister of Indian state Haryana had announced that the state government authorities will be setting up a “data centre hub” to attract investment and generate employment in the state, according to a report in Hindustan Times.
However, this development cannot be confirmed as the Haryana government has not commented on its Twitter handle nor given a statement.
The deputy CM further added that the data centre policy will be ready by July.
After holding a meeting with representatives of big companies through video conferencing for the formation of data centre policy and seeking their suggestions, Chautala said the state government has been continuously creating new opportunities to increase investment and employment in the state, added the media report.
He said another concrete initiative of the state government is to create a data centre hub for which the development of a plan has been started. The state government will soon come out with a new data centre policy to attract foreign companies to open data centres in the state.
He further added that data centre is a new area in the industries having the potential to provide new opportunities for investment and generate employment and with the formation of new data centre policy data centres in Haryana cities including Faridabad and cyber city Gurugram will get a boost, and data centres in metro cities will be attracted to shift to Haryana, the report pointed.
“Many foreign companies want to set up their data centres in India and the Haryana government wants to develop the state as a hub of big data centres in the country,” added Chautala.
The Indian data centre industry is experiencing a huge surge in demand. There has been a significant increase in the amount of data that is being used by the people not only in India but around the world.
With a restriction in people movement, a majority of businesses have gone virtual.
The government of India’s initiatives such as digital India and emphasis on self-reliance and data protection through data localisation is expected to increase the volume of data in the country, which will result in an increased demand for the data centre and cloud services.