JAMMU: J&K LG Manoj Sinha on Tuesday inaugurated a data and IT network centre in Jammu’s Kathua district and pitched it as an initiative to generate jobs for youths and boost the local economy, reports Saleem Pandit.
The centre, established by Atomic North Pvt Ltd in Billawar area, will inspire other IT companies to set up businesses in the hinterland to create rural technology hubs in J&K, according to the LG. Sinha asked the company to impart tech knowledge to the youths of Billawar and give preference to local talent in recruitment.
In the first phase, Atomic North will start BPO operations with 100 executives, more than 90% locals. In the next phase, the company will build data, network and security units, providing employment to around 1,500 youths from the area.


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“Atomic North is a leading IT services company with offices in India, Canada, US and UK, and its expansion in rural J&K is a testimony to the government’s commitment to revive the economy of villages,” the LG said. “I am confident Atomic North venture will put customer service at its heart and reduce the physical distance in today’s globalised world,” Sinha said.

The LG promised all assistance from his administration to what he described as a “state-of-the-art facility”.

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