Raipur: Chhattisgarh new capital, Naya Raipur, will be developed as an IT hub, Chief Minister Raman Singh said on Friday.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Global Investors Meet in Naya Raipur, he said the state would be a second-generation leader of the IT industry.

"IT will be our sunrise industry. In Bangalore, Pune and other cities, there has been a saturation in the IT industry. We have the talent. The IT industry will shift here," Raman Singh said. The Chhattisgarh government is developing the city spread over 8,000 hectares.

Raman Singh has invited investors to set up industries in Chhattisgarh assuring them 24-hour power supply."In other states, electricity is cut for hours.

But in Chhattisgarh we will provide 24 hours electricity not just now but for the coming 30 years," he said."Presently, we are generating 15,000 megawatts of power. By the end of the 12th Plan (in 2017), we will have an additional capacity of 30,000 MW.

"When the northern grid failed, the so-called developed states were under darkness while Chhattisgarh was illuminated," he said.


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