Hyderabad: Telangana needs to intensify focus on ease of doing business thereby adhering to the principle of minimum government, maximum governance to become top investment hub, an industry body said on Friday.
"Telangana should make efforts to ease the process of doing business for all categories of industries with special focus on small and medium enterprises that hold potential to create more employment," said Assocham secretary general D S Rawat.
The total investments attracted by infrastructure sector across India has increased at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10 per cent between 2010-2015, increasing from over Rs 32 lakh crore to over Rs 53 lakh crore, the study titled 'Analysis of infrastructure investment in India’ said.
"Transport services have garnered highest share, over 71 per cent, in terms of investments worth over Rs 53 lakh crore attracted by infrastructure sector across the country as of 2015," according to the study.
Investment projects attracted by Telangana in transport services sector have registered highest cost escalation rate of about 89 per cent and are facing delay of over 51 months as of 2015, noted the study.
"It is highly imperative for the government of Telangana to perk up transportation, communication, water and energy networks across the state to promote accessibility, quality of infrastructure and attract domestic firms and global investors," Rawat said.
Telangana has recorded a meagre two per cent share in investments attracted by infrastructure sector from both public and private sources across India as of 2015 and there has been literally no change in its share in 2010, the study said.
"While in terms of investments made by the private sector in infrastructure in India, Telangana had seen a negative growth of about five per cent, as such the state needs to mobilise private sector capital that can be invested into infrastructure," suggested the study.
Besides, the state recorded under implementation rate of about 83 per cent, which is way ahead than national under implementation rate of 58 per cent. This implies that most of the infrastructure projects in Telangana and across India are still in the process and are yet to be completed, the study said....