North-East all set to become next IT hub- The Times of India
Prof Gautam Barua, director, IIT Guwahati, says, "Militancy in the North-East is a mental barrier for the investors coming from other parts of the country. Those like us, who stay there know, its not much of an issue anymore".
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The basic infrastructure including telecom and power has shown rapid development in NE region, with the improvement in law and order as well. Guwahati and Shillong are aiming for metropolitan status.
Moreover, its a not popularly known fact that this is the only region in India having "Community Information Centers (CICs)" at every block level. These centers can be very well exploited to become the IT hubs and its reach to the people can propel the development from grass-root level.