Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hinted on Wednesday that his government was open to demands and the opening of pubs in the state's IT parks. The first voice of opposition came from veteran Congress leader V.M. Sudheeran as soon as Vijayan stated that he was not opposed to the issue.
Making it abundantly clear that times have changed and that numerous facilities at IT parks are required, Vijayan stated that they had taken up the issue and were considering these options in response to demands from Nasscom and others.
"We were contemplating it at the time when Covid struck, destroying everything in his wake. Now that things are settling down, we've received requests from a variety of sources regarding pubs, and we'll look into it "In the Kerala Assembly, he stated. Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode are the three major IT parks in the state, with a combined workforce of around 1.50 lakh.
Many major IT firms have cited a lack of entertainment as a major impediment to expanding their operations in Kerala, despite the fact that the state is considered one of the best destinations in terms of manpower and other amenities, he said. Sudheeran, on the other hand, told the media that opening pubs should not be considered at all.