NR Narayana Murthy has promised to set-up Infosys’ ‘finest’ campus at Indore.
With the recent reports of Infosys planning to make lay-offs among the high rank employees of the company, the executive chairman of Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy has now given to absorb 5,000 youth employees at the company’s new campus in Indore. Murthy promised to set up the Indore campus that will provide employment to 5,000 people, to begin with, at the foundation-laying ceremony of the Infosys’s proposed SEZ at Super Corridor, Indore, earlier, this week.
Infosys will spend nearly Rs 4 Billion on the centre, and has called it the company’s ‘finest’ campus. Murthy said that the only way to solve poverty was through creation of jobs with higher levels of income. For this, it is very important for governments to encourage entrepreneurship. He further said that the central state’s government allocated 130 acres of land at Super Corridor, which connects to the airport, as reported by Techgig. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh attended the event with MP Sumitra Mahajan, urban development minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, IT minister Bhupendra Singh, industries minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, mayor Krishna Murari Moghe and IDA chairman Shankar Lalwani. Chouhan said, “We are committed to make state on the top of IT enterprise. Infosys centre will increase jobs and employability of local youths, he said. State has immense opportunities because of electricity supply, excellent infrastructure and double digit GDP rate. Entry of Infosys will create about 52,000 indirect jobs for people,” in the same report. The Urban development minister Kailash Vijavargiya said, “We had requested Infosys to set up its office at Indore when Pramod Mahajan was Union IT minister.”