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IT Department Inks Pact With NIXI-CSC To Establish Data Centre At Agartala

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on April 19, 2022 at Secretariat, Agartala, between the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), Govt. of Tripura and NIXI-CSC Data Services Limited to establish a state-of-the art commercial data centre at IT Bhavan, Indranagar, Agartala Tripura.

The MoU has been signed by Shri A. K. Bhattacharya, Director, IT, Govt. of Tripura and Shri Anil Jain, CEO, NIXI-CSC Data Services Limited. Shri Puneet Agarwal, IAS, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Tripura; Shri C. K. Dhar, DDG & SIO, NIC, Tripura State Unit; Shri Bidyut Datta, Additional Director, IT, Govt. of Tripura and other officials were present in this occasion.

CSC e-Governance Services India Limited (CSC) and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), a nonprofit organization, work under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”). Govt. of India. NIXI-CSC Data Services Ltd will be established a state-of-the-art commercial Data Center (Tier Ill standards or higher) in Tripura by leveraging the existing non IT infrastructure already created on the first floor of IT Bhavan, ITI Road, Indranagar, Agartala.

The proposed Data Centre will provide data center services to various Government and non-Government entities on a commercial basis. It will provide the same quality of Data Center facilities to service the requirements of the Govt. of Tripura on almost free of cost. They have planned to make significant investments up to Rs. 150 crores over a period of 7 years for this esteemed project. It is expected that within 2-3 months a make-shift small Data Centre will be set up and full scale Data Centre will be established within 1 year period.

The initiative will help in generating local employment and will have a ripple effect on encouraging the growth of IT entrepreneurs and Startups. It will encourage other investor players in the field to invest in Tripura. It will allow for local skill enhancement in Data Center technologies. It will also lead to the growth of allied industries and give a boost to the economy of the state specially in IT sector.

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