KTR impresses Silicon Valley leaders at TiE event

Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao said that leaders were temporary and institutions permanent and Telangana Government has been striving to build institutions for the last two years.

KTR addressed an impressive gathering at an event hosted by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) at Santa Clara in California, USA. Prominent CEOs and industrialists from the Silicon Valley took part in the event. He said that Telangana State became a reality after decades of protracted struggle and the leadership is focussing on addressing the basic issues first.

Introducing the Telangana industrial policy – TSiPASS – to the audience, KTR stated that Telangana ranks very high not only on Ease of Doing Business Index, but also on Cost of Doing Business index.

The Minister said that support to entrepreneurs and skill the next generation are two initiatives high on Telangana’s agenda. He also detailed on the salient features of Telangana ICT Policy 2016 and four other allied policies launched in April this year. He invited the Silicon Valley fraternity to partner with Telangana Government in scaling up of start-ups being incubated at T-Hub adding that an outpost to the incubator would be soon opened in the Valley. He also spoke about Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK) – the wing of IT E&C Department that is making Graduates industry-ready by imparting state-of-the-art skills.

KTR said that Telangana Government has been giving very high priority to manufacturing sector and in this direction brought out an unparalleled Electronics Policy recently. Industries, IT and MAUD Minister said that Telangana is number one welfare state in the country with a slew of schemes and programmes. (INN)