IT will be taken to tier 2 cities of Telangana: KCR

Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) Information technology (IT) will no more be confined to Hyderabad but will be expanded to tier two cities of Telangana, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao said on Thursday.

Telangana had 1,300 new IT units after it became a state, separate from Andhra Pradesh.

Rao was addressing a large gathering of people at Secunderabad Parade Grounds on the occasion of the state’s formation day.

More than one lakh jobs have been created through the new industries set up in the last two years, the chief minister said.

He claimed success of his industrial policy, which emphasises on ‘TS-iPASS’ (Telangana State Project Approval and Self-Certification System) and promises to grant all statutory permissions through a single wondow.

The coming into being of Telangana has indeed resulted in people’s dreams being realised, said Rao, who led the movement for a separate state for more than 10 years.

The Andhra Pradesh government, however, has been creating hurdles in the irrigation projects, though Karnataka and Maharashtra are cooperative, he said.

“We will not let their (Andhra Pradesh’s) games succeed. We will go ahead with our irrigation projects as redesigned by us to suit our needs,” the chief minister said.

There would be no power cut in Telangana for three years, by when new power generation capacity of 24,000 MW would become available, he said.

–IANS

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