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Despite COVID-19 pandemic, IT exports from Kochi Infopark grew by Rs 1,110 crore final 12 months

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By Express News Service
KOCHI: Despite adversarial circumstances throughout the globe as a result of COVID-19, the whole IT exports from the Kerala government-run Infopark in Kochi grew by greater than Rs 1,110 crore in 2020.

Exports from IT corporations working right here elevated to Rs 6310 crore within the final calendar 12 months from Rs 5200 crore throughout the earlier 12 months. This is a rise of about 22 per cent from the earlier calendar 12 months, a launch stated right here. At current, 415 corporations are working at varied campuses inside Infopark.

More than 40 corporations have began operations within the park throughout the pandemic. Many corporations are additionally ready in line. “Although 18 companies either downsized their workforce or ceased operations, more companies found Infopark a great IT destination to set up operations during the pandemic. Further infrastructure developments are also progressing in a fast phase at Infopark. More than six lakh square feet of new IT space will be made available by the end of this year,” the discharge stated.

Infopark CEO John M Thomas stated although COVID-19 has been a problem, it opened up new doorways of alternatives within the subject of know-how. “Many IT employees who have been working outside are increasingly returning to Kerala. They see Kerala as a safe working place in the changed scenario and want to work here. IT companies in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai have expressed interest in expanding their operations to Kerala to accommodate this workforce. This will give a new impetus to IT parks across Kerala including Infopark,” he said. Infopark had organised a mass COVID vaccination drive for IT employees and their families to ensure a safe working environment during the pandemic. “Vaccination camps had been additionally held by varied corporations. With this, nearly all the staff who attend places of work at Infopark have acquired the primary jab of the COVID vaccine. IT corporations are working with a restricted variety of staff at their places of work and the remainder on a brief earn a living from home mode,” the discharge stated.