Parrikar visits T-Hub, lauds Telangana’s IT initiatives

Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday visited T-Hub and was impressed with the country’s largest technology incubator created by Telangana government.

He went around the facility, interacted with budding entrepreneurs about their start-ups. He also spoke to officials to know about the initiative launched last year.

Parrikar appreciated the impact that T-Hub was creating and about the importance of the start-up ecosystem from where new ideas will emerge.

Three start-ups — Banyan Nation, Graphene and Bodhaguru — explained their ideas to the defence minister.

Telangana IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao, Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, T-Hub CEO Jay Krishnan and T-Hub Founder and COO Srinivas Kollipara briefed Parrikar on the work being done at the facility.

“With technology you can make a difference. When I ventured into politics, I realised my engineering background and technological knowledge could be used to help the state. We need to create confidence amongst people that politcians are also good. Ultimately, politics will deliver,” said Parrikar.

A couple of days ago, the defence minister had written to Rama Rao, lauding the initiatives in the field of information technology and the support being given to the start-ups through the T-Hub.

Parrikar wrote that his department would like to work with the Telangana IT department.

Later, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TABL), he praised the “innovative and positive” mind of the state government.

He also lauded the government for not only formulating new industrial policy for time-bound approvals of industries but also executing it.

Advising the government to keep up the momentum, he assured all possible assistance.



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