KTR praises TS for export preparedness

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He said that the Niti Ayog has ranked Telangana in the second place in the Export Preparedness Index 2020 among the landlocked states

IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said that the youngest state in the country was doing well on several parameters including on the export preparedness. (PTI Photo)

Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said that
the youngest state in the country was doing well on several parameters
including on the export preparedness.

He was Speaking at the virtual summit on ‘Make in Telangana – State
with Infinite Opportunities,’ jointly organised by the CII and
Government of Telangana on Thursday.

He said that the Niti Ayog has ranked Telangana in the second place in
the Export Preparedness Index 2020 among the landlocked States, while
it stood sixth in the overall category, when all states – coastal,
landlocked and Himalayan states – were taken into consideration.

Stating that the sixth position in the country was also an achievement
for Telangana as coastal states have the logistical advantage of sea
ports, he pointed out that  “The index is significant as exports are a
crucial component for long-term growth.”

KTR said that Telangana achieved the milestone of bringing more than
one crore acres under cultivation and it recorded a 36 per cent
increase in the kharif acreage this year over last year.

He reminded the Telangana which was power deficit by 2,700 MW at the
time of its formation in 2014 and became self-sufficient within six
months and now has become a power surplus State.

He maintained that Telangana is the only State to supply 24X7 quality
power to domestic industry and also to agriculture.

He reiterated that the Make in Telangana campaign was to boost local
employment and was part of the Atmanirbhar India programme happening
at the national level.

KTR said that the Covid-19 pandemic has not only brought in many
difficulties but also opened up many opportunities.

Stating that Hyderabad has been traditionally strong in IT, pharma,
bulk drugs and life sciences segment, he pointed out that as far as IT
sector is concerned, the State has grown nearly twice the national
growth.

The minister said that the state government has initiated setting up
multiple industrial parks including a mega food park, textile park,
electronic manufacturing clusters, medical devices making park, pharma
manufacturing cluster in the form of Pharma City and others.

KTR had unveiled a handbook on Make in Telangana and also a growth
development report on Nizamabad, both brought out by CII.

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