This excerpt taken from the INFY 6-K filed Apr 20, 2005.
The IT sector has been clamoring for road space and the state government is now widening roads cutting some 700 trees, any prayashchth?
Well, I think we cannot do prayashchth because we do not know where the trees are being cut and may not be for us, but Gayathri honestly I think all the campus IT company have an environment policy. For example in Mysore we have planted 25,000 trees. We have built ground water recharging areas. We have built a lake to recharge the ground water. Here too we recharge the ground water, we recycle waste water. We make sure that we buy the best equipment in the world to save on power. To tell you some of the technological things that we have done to save on power is amazing, nobody in the country has got this kind of equipment, and we also shred paper, we do many many small things on our own bit, but we are not responsible for somebody cutting trees in the city. It is the government, because everybody uses the city. In a city of 7 million people we are just 250,000 people. We contribute, you know, IT in Karnataka is 22% of the state domestic product. Bangalore is 60% of the state domestic product. That means we contribute 33% of the domestic product of Bangalore, 250,000 people contribute 33% of the whole value of services and output in Bangalore city, is enormous.
Nandan, one question. The Chinese Prime Minister spoke of the benefits of Indian software and the Chinese Hardware industries coming together, what is your take on it?
I think we are happy that the Chinese Prime Minister spoke about that, I think when Zhu Rong Ji visited Infosys a couple of years back he spoke on very similar grounds, and I think it is clearly a recognition of the Indian IT services industry and the reputation they have built in China, and we ourselves are very happy with the progress we are making in China. We have James here, who is CEO of Infosys China, and we think that there is lot of merit in trying to bring the two countries together in technology.