The Uttar Pradesh State Government has announced the it is goind to set-up its maiden data centre park in Greater Noida with an estimated investment of more than Rs 600 crore.
As per the media reports, the facilty would be developed on 20 acres of land in Greater Noida.
“This project will generate employment for youths and also help IT companies in UP and elsewhere in conducting their business. It will be a first-of-its-kind data centre park, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and facilities,” said the state government’s official statement.
“Such centres are used by companies for large-scale storage, processing and distribution of data. There are millions of consumers of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and YouTube in the state and keeping the data connected to these users is expensive and difficult. Aadhaar card data, in addition to banking, retail trade, healthcare, travel and tourism data is also important,” said the spokesperson.
As the power consumption of the proposed data centre would be high, the state government has prepared a roadmap in this regard.“ As per the plan, open access will provide power to the data centre park. Due to lack of an appropriate data centre, data from all parts of the country, including Uttar Pradesh, is stored abroad,” said the government said.
The statement said the main intention behind the project is that it would ensure that “data of the country’s citizens was kept safe within its boundaries”.
As stated by the spokesperson, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has made arrangements for the land by directing clear instructions to the officials concerned, in alignment with the state’s development and employment scheme.