The Information Technology (IT) sector in Telangana overcame 'corona crisis' by posting remarkable growth rate in attracting new investments, providing jobs in IT, electronics and communication sectors and emerged as a leader in India.
Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao released the performance of IT, electronics and communciation sectors in Telangana for the sixth consecutive year on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
On the occasion, KTR said, “Telangana has continued to be the leader in the IT industry. Despite the slowdown of activities due to COVID crisis, Telangana’s IT/ITeS exports grew at an unprecedented rate of 17.93% compared to the National Average of 8.09%. I am also happy to reiterate that Telangana has declared 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence, clearing showing the state’s focus on AI. I would also like to thank the industry which has come to the support of the state during the unprecedented COVID crisis.”
Some of the key achievements of I&C and ITE&C Departments, as captured in the respective annual reports are as follows:
“Telangana has continued to its juggernaut performance in the area of IT/ITeS exports for yet another year - Telangana’s IT/ITeS exports grew at an unprecedented rate of 17.93% compared to the National Average of 8.09% and the rest of the country’s average of 6.92%. During the 2019 – 2020 financial year, several marquee investments have taken place in Hyderabad, including the inauguration of Amazon’s world’s largest facility at 3 Million sq.ft and Micron’s largest R&D centre globally. Telangana and ITE&C’s vision to take IT to tier-2 cities have borne fruit with the help of investments from Tech Mahindra and CYIENT, both having chosen to open their centres in the Warangal.”
To handle the unprecedented COVID crisis, the ITE&C worked with I&C department in rising up to this unprecedented occasion promptly and took several key measures – on facilitating citizen contact tracing, movement, home quarantine, volunteering etc.; on creating policies for industry operations as well as facilitating passes for the same and ensure business continuity via digital solutions to all key industry partners of Telangana.
Detailed report released by KTR can be seen below: