15 days to clear Telangana projects: KT Rama Rao

Minister for information technology K.T. Rama Rao on Monday said the state government is geared up to provide clearances for mega industries within 15 days and the remaining industries within a month by introducing right to single window and self declaration schemes.

He was speaking at the TRS training camp at Nagarjunasagar on industrialisation in the new state.

He said, the Centre has been approached to set up more defence industries around the city. Efforts are on to attract more industries including aerospace, ITIR, and Pharma.

Meanwhile, concluding the three-day training programme for TRS public representatives, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had given a demonstrative lecture on the need for re-engineering the irrigation projects and schemes in Telangana. He said soon he is going to lay the foundation stone for the Palamuru Lift Irrigation scheme at a cost of over Rs 30,000 crore.

He also said efforts to utilise Krishna and Godavari River waters as per the needs of the state have been prioritised.

After leaving Nagarjuna Sagar, the Chief Minister had an aerial survey of Left Canal and proposed Nakkalagandi project in Nalgonda district on his way to capital.

Minister for Information Technology, K. T. Rama Rao is scheduled to meet Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on May 18 as part of his two-week trip to USA starting May 5 to attract investments to Telangana.

Mr Rao will also meet Google officials on May 11 urging them to set up their permanent campus in Hyderabad.

A meeting with Cisco Systems CEO, John Chambers is scheduled on May 15. Mr Rao will attend a series of business and trade meetings with industrialists and investors for two weeks.

Mr Rao, who will be accompanied by IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan, is expected to sign agreements envisaging big ticket investments into the new state during his tour.

Referring to internet giant Google setting up its permanent campus in Hyderabad, Mr Rao said, “The Company expressed its willingness to set up its permanent campus in Hyderabad in Dec. last year and assured to sign a MoU with the state government at the earliest. I will be meeting Google officials in the US to discuss this issue. Definitely, you will hear something on this.” Google currently operates from the rented premises in the city.

Mr Rao will meet the Indian Ambassador in US on May 6 in Washington DC in a luncheon meeting. He will leave for New York the same day and meet investors including D. E. Shaw, founder of D. E. Shaw group, and address NRIs later.

He will visit Pittsburgh on May 8, Dallas on May 9 and San Francisco on May 10. He will address “Make in India” event being held at Palo Alto and will visit Stanford University on May 13 and interact with students and faculty members.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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