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KTR: Centre doing great injustice to Telangana

Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent

Published on: April 19, 2022 | Updated on: April 19, 2022

Rama Rao demanded the Centre to come up with a national policy on e-commerce at the earliest

Minister K.T. Rama Rao  Twitter

Minister K.T. Rama Rao Twitter

Hyderabad: IT minister K.T. Rama Rao on Monday brought to the notice of the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Commerce that the Centre was doing grave injustice to Telangana by not implementing the promises made under AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Rama Rao took part in the PSC meeting held at the Legislative Assembly committee hall here. He demanded the Centre to come up with a national policy on e-commerce at the earliest.

The meeting chaired by YSRCP Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy, who is chairman of the PSC on commerce. It was attended by MPs of various states and senior officials from the Telugu States union ministry of commerce, banking and e-commerce sectors.

"The Centre is turning a blind eye to the promises made to Telangana under AP Reorganiation Act. It has been sitting on the setting up of steel plant in Bayyaram, railway coach factory in Kazipet, National Design Centre, etc for eight years. There is no response to the Telangana government's repeated requests on extending special industrial incentives to Telangana, sanctioning industrial corridors, defence corridor, funds to Kakatiya mega textile park, Hyderabad Pharma City," Rao told committee members.

He said the Centre should realise that development of Telang-ana amounts to development of the country as Telangana has already emerged as the major contributor to India's GDP and encouraging a developing and progressive state like Telangana would only strengthen the India's economy and job creation further.

The Centre should come up with effective legislations on online frauds, cyber security, mobile payments and high quality internet facility, he added.

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