Warangal/Hyderabad: Warangal is all set to house a Tech Mahindra unit at the IT park. According to a tweet by IT minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra had agreed to set up the centre in Warangal.
Mr Rao met Mr Mahindra and group CEO and MD C.P. Gurnani at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“Let me start the day with a piece of good news. Would like to thank @anandmahindra Ji and specially my friend @C_P_Gurnani for agreeing to set up a Tech Mahindra centre in Warangal (sic),” his tweet read.
Warangal mayor Nannapuneni Narender thanked Mr Rao for his efforts to strengthen the IT sector in Warangal.
The state government is promoting Tier- II cities as venues to host the IT industry. Mr Rao recently laid the foundation stone for an IT hub in Karimnagar and sanctioned it `25 crore. There is also a proposal to set up an IT park in Khammam and an IT hub at Nizamabad.
Mr Rama Rao invited Philips Group to send its team to evaluate the state for their investments. He met Philips chief of international markets Henk de Jong and elaborated on the advantages of manufacturing medical devices and consumer electronics in Telangana state.
The delegation met several business bigwigs in a series of meetings at the CII-DIPP pavilion. The minister in conversation with Lockheed Martin executive vice-president Richard Ambrose explained about the swift pace at which Telangana state was emerging as the aerospace and defence hub. He told them that Hyderabad-based component manufacturers provided crucial components to the Isro Mars mission and requested the firm to evaluate Hyderabad for setting up Lockheed Martin’s Space business facility.
He also met Adani group chairman Gautam Adani and discussed prospective investments in the state. In another meeting with Tata Group chairman N. Chandrasekharan, Mr Rao took up further growth opportunities in Telangana.
He met Pfizer Vaccines president Susan Silbermann and explained the state’s leadership role in the vaccine manufacturing sector and invited the group to consider Telangana state for its operations.
In a meeting with Rongfang Yin, from Trina Solar, which is the world’s biggest solar panel maker, the minister explained how the state was suitable for solar panel manufacturing. Later in the day, Mr Rao met Abraaj Group managing partner Kito de Boer, Bajaj Group chairman Rahul Bajaj and Hero MotoCorp CEO Pawan Munjal.