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3 software cos. lost in Gujarat, Nasscom starts relief operations

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CIOL Bureau
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BANGALORE: The earthquake, which devastated Gujarat on the Republic Day,

seemed to have largely spared software companies in the state. However, three

companies have borne the brunt of the quake (two in Bhuj and one in Rajkot),

said National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) President

Dewang Mehta in an e-mail correspondence to CIOL Bureau.

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Meanwhile, Mehta announced that Nasscom has joined several other

organizations in perhaps the largest relief exercise being carried out in the

country ever. Mehta himself is currently touring the state.

He explained that Nasscom was providing VSAT satellite phones in the affected

villages. Relief camps have been set up by the organization, besides putting

together information kiosks. Mehta said that Nasscom has committed Rs 10 crore

to the relief operations.

Gujarat has four software technology parks, most of which are safe. Mehta

said that of the 86 software companies in the state about 11 have suffered

damages. However, no major losses have been reported.

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