EIGHT IT companies expressed their interest for setting up operations in Andhra Pradesh involving an investment of Rs 4,000 crore. These projects promised direct employment to about 32,000 people. According to IT and communications minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah, HCL committed to Rs 250 crore investments and proposed 8,000 jobs, Deloitte Consulting Rs 900 crore (7,500 jobs), Prithvi Information Solutions Rs 150 crore (5,000 jobs), OSI Systems Rs 120 crore (900 jobs), NCR Rs 430 crore, WNS Global Services Rs 83 crore (2,158 jobs), Lampex-Samsung Rs 1,875 crore (10,000 jobs) and Sify Rs 161 crore (1,500 jobs) during the year 2011. All these companies have sought about 135 acre from the government of Andhra Pradesh, he said.
Source: Financial Chronicle