The Karmo Bhumi programme initiated by the West Bengal government has managed to offer jobs to about 3,000 informational technology (IT) professionals who returned to the state amidst the pandemic. The skill-registration platform was launched in June, to help employers from the IT and ITeS space in West Bengal, who require talent, to connect with job seekers in need of jobs.
In the past three months, more than 37,000 job seekers have registered on the platform and more than 24,000 applications have been processed.
The West Bengal government has taken several measures in the recent past to generate jobs, especially in the tier 2 and tier 3 cities of the state. Seventeen It parks have been established in Siliguri, Kalyani, Durgapur and other such areas, and five more are in the pipeline.
Several big names, such as Essar Information Technology, have set up office in these parks. It is reported that Reliance Industries has acquired 40 acres of land to establish a data centre for Reliance Jio. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will also be creating about 15,000 jobs in the state. The IT major has acquired 20 acres of land in the Silicon Valley hub, to set up, what would probably become its largest job hub in India.