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India’s IT Growth Story Finds New Frontiers in Smaller Towns

Think technology hub, and you believe Bengaluru, Gurugram, Pune, possibly Hyderabad. That map is quickly expanding. Smaller cities are bringing significant IT and ITeS companies, states Anuj Puri, chairman of Anarock Property Consultants.

The principal factors driving this need are country government incentives and property availability. Access to ability and improved investor interest are variables also, as is the saturation of the most significant technology businesses. “Growing infrastructure in cities which are also state capitals is helping push this shift,” Puri says. “Cities such as Lucknow, Chandigarh, and Kochi have a ready pool of trained pupils that firms can draw from.”

State authorities incentives for technology parks along with startups is assisting. The Kochi authorities in January started an incorporated startup complex where many tech firms have since set up store. Likewise, Lucknow has been wooing IT businesses with the support of incentives provided by the state authorities.

There is an entrepreneurial ecosystem flourishing in the smaller towns, states Sharma. “Lucknow has a lot of new co-working spaces which act as a kind of incubators for entrepreneurs that have shifted to one of that subways to begin their companies.”

The number of prime subway cities sees increased expansion also, driven by demand for distance from technology companies, says Samson Arthur, Hyderabad branch manager at Knight Frank India.

Amid empty land parcels from the smaller towns, plans for specific economic zones are driving expansion. “The essential element is the workforce.

Respective state authorities are master lessons from the openings of those top-tier cities (Bengaluru, Gurugram, Pune) and intending developments so, Puri adds. As an example, the Uttar Pradesh government is stressing the need for noise infrastructure inside the cities of Lucknow and portions of Noida, so that as more firms set up shop in the nation, the expansion version remains sustainable.