Hyderabad: Telangana IT and industries minister K T Rama Rao on Wednesday said all Ryhtu Vedikas (farmer forums) being constructed in the state will be linked with the internet.
The minister was answering questions on IT-related subjects raised by TRS members K R Vivekanand, A Jeevan Reddy and Saidi Reddy during the ongoing assembly session.
The minister said the government had set up an Innovation Hub (I Hub) in partnership with ICRISAT, where programmes are being initiated on use of technology in agriculture.
He explained that technology would be used to disseminate information such as pest control, when to sow and harvest through the Rythu Vedikas.
Talking about T-Hub II, KTR said that the facility will be ready by the end of 2020.
The minister also said the government is taking the IT sector to tier 2 cities like Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar, and Khammam, creating employment opportunities for rural youth.
KTR said the Telangana government aims at encouraging innovation from across the state, and not just limiting it to Hyderabad.
Highlighting the ‘Intinta Innovator’ programme of the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), Rama Rao said it aims to encourage rural innovators. This programme is up and running in 120 plus colleges and many more schools.
He stated that about eight MoUs have been signed with different state governments including Goa, Delhi, Assam where Telangana acts as an
Talking about We Hub, KTR said the government aims at inclusive growth and has set up We Hub to encourage women entrepreneurs from the state.
Mentioning about Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), the Minister said that the government is training the local youth to improve their skills and become industry-ready....