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Amritsar, NFA Post: Maharashtra government is planning to soon set up a large incubation centre for startups near Mumbai, to give a boost to new-age enterprises, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said.

Speaking at the annual NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum Thackeray added that the state is also determined to make Mumbai as one of the fintech hubs in Asia.

The minister said that during the last three years since the launch of NASSCOM 10,000 startups programme, which has a warehouse near Navi Mumbai, over 50 new companies have benefited and over 1,300 jobs have been created.

“Encouraged by this success, we are planning to set up a large incubation centre near Mumbai with NASSCOM in the near future,” Thackeray said.

He, however, did not elaborate much on the plans of the state government regarding the centre.

Thackeray also highlighted that apart from the traditional hubs of Mumbai and Pune; Thane, Raigad, Nashik and Nagpur are also getting traction and tech investments lately.

During the last five years, the state has received 65,000 crore rupees in investments from IT firms that have helped create 850,000 jobs in the state, he said.

 

 

 

 

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