Miffed with the tardy progress of IT major Wipro’s Bhubaneswar project, the Odisha government is bracing up to take back the unused land alloted to the company.
Despite being one of the earliest movers in Odisha’s IT growth, software major Wipro has lagged its peers such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys in scaling up. The company’s failure to keep to its avowed commitments to expand its Bhubaneswar centre has drawn the wrath of the state government. The IT firm has been leased out 26 acres land at Infocity, a sprawling IT park in the city.
“We are planning to reclaim the unused land and impress upon the company to return it. The state government will review the matter and take a final call as the company has repeatedly failed to honour its promise,” said a government official privy to the development.