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Narayana Murthy hopeful of Infosys' Kolkata centre

Last updated on: August 3, 2012 15:47 IST

Narayana Murthy hopeful of Infosys' Kolkata centre

Founder of software giant Infosys, N R Narayana Murthy on Monday  said he was positive that the company's first centre would come up in the metropolis.

"I am certainly positive about the Kolkata centre. There is no doubt about it," Murthy said when asked about the future of the city unit for which the West Bengal government hasallotted 50 acre at Rajarhat near Kolkata.

"There are solutions to all the problems. Therefore, there is a solution to everything which we think is unsolvable," Murthy, now Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, said.

While Infosys has been seeking SEZ status for the Kolkata centre, the state government has said that it was in-principle opposed to the idea.

Instead, the Mamata Banerjee led government has suggested that the Centre should extend the tax benefits given under the erstwhile Software Technology Park scheme.

Alternatively, the government is also toying with the idea of relocating the Infosys unit into any one of the existing SEZs in the state.The Kolkata centre is likely to create 5,000 jobs.


Image: Narayana Murthy.

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