Telangana to focus on Internet of Things, E-Waste Management

Continuing its focus on the IT and allied services, Telangana Government on Tuesday launched two sub-sectoral policies, one on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the other on E-Waste Management.

Unveiling the policies, Industries and IT Minister KT Rama Rao said the State was making a steady progress in the IT and allied services with its multiple policies. The State adopted a collaborative approach to support the industry as well as startups and the Government played the role of a facilitator.

Listing out the key features of the policies, the minister said the effort is to create an atmosphere conducive for IoT specific businesses and manufacturing units to thrive.

Among others, the IoT policy envisages to attract investments worth Rs. 10,000 crore and generate direct employment to 50,000 people in five years. It also aims to create five zones each in Hyderabad, Warangal and Sircilla districts for deploying proof of concepts in the IoT products.

To achieve this, the Government would take a multi-pronged approach that would focus on developing infrastructure to promote IoT products, promoting manufacturing and procurement of IoT based solutions, providing support to startups in raising capital, creating a ready-to-employ talent pool in the State and entering into partnerships and tie-ups to develop know-how.

Listing out the key features of the policies, the minister said the effort is to create an atmosphere conducive for IoT specific businesses and manufacturing units to thrive.

Among others, the IoT policy envisages to attract investments worth Rs. 10,000 crore and generate direct employment to 50,000 people in five years. It also aims to create five zones each in Hyderabad, Warangal and Sircilla districts for deploying proof of concepts in the IoT products.

To achieve this, the Government would take a multi-pronged approach that would focus on developing infrastructure to promote IoT products, promoting manufacturing and procurement of IoT based solutions, providing support to startups in raising capital, creating a ready-to-employ talent pool in the State and entering into partnerships and tie-ups to develop know-how.

The focus of IoT will be on smart city solutions, medical and health, logistics and agri technology. Telangana State, to encourage and foster IOT Hardware manufacturing, will offer the incentives mentioned in the Electronics Policy 2016. To better support, IoT hardware manufacturing in the State, further incentives in quality certification, patent filing and SGST reimbursement will be made available. All common and SME specific incentives as mentioned Incentives for expansion of IT/ITeS units will also be applicable to the IoT device and hardware manufacturers.

The IoT efforts will get a further push with T-Works, a hardware prototyping centre being set up by the Government of Telangana. It will have an electronics, rapid prototyping, metal, woodworking, welding sections. T-Works will create test beds for IoT, tie-up with corporate and labs to access testing tools and other equipment specific to IoT.

Source: Telangana Today

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