Bhubaneswar: IT major Infosys will soon set up its second project in Orissa at an investment of Rs300 crore, official sources said on Wednesday.
Sources said Infosys human resource director T.V. Mohandas Pai conveyed the investment plans to chief minister Naveen Patnaik here at a meeting last evening.
While as many as 3,000 IT professionals were busy working at the first Infosys project in the state, he said about 5,000 workers would get placed at its second project.
The second project would come up at IT valley on the side of the National Highway no-5 between the state capital and Khurda town.
Work at the second project would start soon, Pai said.
The state government has agreed to provide required water and power to the second project.
Infosys was at present exporting software products worth Rs850 crore per annum from its existing project in the state, he said.
Pai and Patnaik also discussed on mid-day-meal (MDM) project of Akshya Patra, presently being given to 61,000 students in Puri and Nayagarh district.