The government has launched a software technology park in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. As per Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for electronics and information technology, software technology park of India (STPI)-Meerut will play a catalytic role in empowering the tech start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of the region to boost software exports and create employment opportunities while attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).

Under the jurisdictional directorate of STPI-Noida, the Meerut centre is the 54th centre of STPI in tier- II and III cities. STPI-Meerut aims at expanding the IT footprint of Uttar Pradesh and empowering the budding tech entrepreneurs and innovators of tier- II and III cities to translate their unique ideas into innovative products.

Commenting on the launch, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for electronics and information technology, said, “The state is evolving as a technology and investment hub. Technology is transforming lives of people and the youth is willing to adopt technology for a better living thereby creating a whole ecosystem for digital Uttar Pradesh.”

Spread across 25,074 sq. ft., the state-of-the-art incubation facility at STPI-Meerut provides plug-n-play space of 3,704 sq. ft. with 133 seats and raw incubation space of 2,021 sq. ft. while warranting high-speed data communication facilities. The facility will also offer a vibrant ecosystem for creating a maker culture among the young techno-entrepreneurs and startups while empowering them to develop innovative software products to address the challenges of India and the world at large.

In FY’2020-21, STPI-registered units contributed Rs 4.96 trillion to IT/ITeS exports in which Uttar Pradesh contributed Rs 226.71 billion.