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Come, learn from Telangana, says KTR ahead of BJP meet

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Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders to Telangana, TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao took a dig at the BJP leadership saying there is no element of surprise in the party’s decision to hold its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Hyderabad which is fast progressing.

The backwardness of the so-called double-engine states has made BJP opt a progressive place like Hyderabad for their meetings, KTR, as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader is popularly known, said in an open letter to Modi.

Having hatred and narrow mindedness filled in their DNA, it is too much to expect that the BJP leaders will talk about development and welfare of people in the NEC meeting, said KTR.

He alleged that the real agenda of the BJP’s meeting is to spread hatred and not talk about any innovative policies and schemes. He added that BJP’s real ideology has always been to divide people.

KTR said the BJP runs on the pillars of lies and it would be too much to expect the BJP leaders to introspect themselves.

“The BJP will not get a better place than Telangana, which works for development, to reinvent themselves and give a fresh start to their politics,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi should study the Telangana model of development, its policies, schemes that could be implemented in BJP ruled states which are being troubled by double engines, said KTR.

“Think of building a Vasudaika kutumbam-like society with religious harmony and take steps towards a new beginning,” he said.

He also stated that Telangana, a state prospering in irrigation, infrastructure, innovation and inclusiveness is giving an opportunity to the BJP to realign its political thoughts.

“I’m also reminding you that most of the policies and schemes introduced by the Union Government have been copied from Telangana,” he said.

KTR asked PM Modi and the BJP leaders to learn how the Telangana government under the leadership of Chief Minister KCR has constructed the world’s largest lift irrigation project Kaleshwaram which has changed the face of irrigation in the state.

“Learn how to strengthen the irrigation sector in the country by studying the Kaleshwaram Project,” he said. Learn how to rejuvenate the lakes in the country by studying Mission Kakatiya scheme, KTR added.

Minister KTR ended his message by saying: “Accept the hospitality of Hyderabad and don’t forget to eat Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. Come up with some fresh political thoughts and also a new beginning by having Irani chai here in our city Hyderabad.”

The two-day NEC meeting of BJP is beginning in Hyderabad on Saturday.

It will be attended by PM Modi, BJP president J. P. Nadda, several union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states.

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KTR pitches Telangana to Foxconn

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Telangana Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday invited Foxconn to invest in the state.

The minister met visiting Foxconn Chairman Young Liu in New Delhi, and they discussed Foxconn’s plans of expanding its footprint in India.

KTR, as the minister is popularly known, also took the opportunity to pitch Telangana to officials from Foxconn Corporation present during the meeting for potential investment opportunities.

Taiwan-based Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) is one of the leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider globally and is one of the largest suppliers for many top tier international customers.

Foxconn has manufacturing units in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. In 2021, Hon Hai’s annual revenue reached $206 billion worldwide.

KTR briefed Liu on the initiatives undertaken by the state government towards creating an enabling environment and infrastructure for fostering electronics manufacturing in Telangana, and the Foxconn chief was pleased to note the progress made by the state in last eight years.

Discussing the company’s future plans, Liu said: “India is an attractive manufacturing destination, and we would like to see how we can expand our manufacturing footprint. Our India experience has been exciting, and we look forward to explore the opportunities that Telangana as a state offers.”

KTR said: “Foxconn is one of the biggest employers globally in the domain of electronics manufacturing. We are excited about their decision to venture into EV manufacturing too. I assure the company of the best support possible from Telangana and invite the team to explore Telangana.”

Telangana has emerged as a preferred investment destination for investments in electronics sector and boasts of a vibrant R&D and innovation ecosystem. The state is equipped with robust industrial infrastructure and is well positioned to meet the requirements of global majors, he added.

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Telangana urges Centre to reconsider decision on defence corridor

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The Telangana government on Wednesday urged the Centre to reconsider its decision to set up a defence industrial production corridor in Uttar Pradesh, saying that Hyderabad-Bengaluru is the ideal location for the project.

Industries Minister K. T. Rama Rao said the Centre should rise above political considerations and political agenda to encourage progressive states like Telangana.

He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for VEM Technologies’s Integrated Defence Systems at National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), Zaheerabad in Sangareddy district.

He recalled that he had requested then Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to approve a defence industrial production corridor between Hyderabad and Bengaluru as they have the required ecosystem for the project.

He pointed out that Hyderabad has many defence public sector undertakings and more than 1,000 small and medium companies, while Bengaluru has HAL and Air Force-related institutions. If a defence industrial production corridor is created here, it will benefit districts like Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy and Wanaparthy in Telangana, Kurnool and Anantapur districts in Andhra Pradesh.

He said that if the defence industry is to gain impetus and a slogan like ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ is to be translated into reality, the Centre should reconsider its decision.

“It should set up the corridor at a place where there is an ecosystem. If you set it up in Uttar Pradesh because you have votes and seats and political preferences there, it won’t work,” he said.

“Even in Hyderabad, this did not happen overnight. The PSUs have been in existence for decades, creating a favourable environment for the growth of the sector,” he said.

KTR also told the Centre that when major global companies come to invest, they look at places where there is infrastructure and they see how soon they get return on investment. “They don’t see states or cities while deciding to invest. They look at the countries and what they offer in terms of infrastructure and ecosystem,” he said.

VEM will invest Rs. 1,000 crore in the facility coming up on 511 acres in NIMZ. This is billed as the largest investment in the private sector in the defence manufacturing industry in India. The unit will employ 2,000 people in the next five years.

VEM is a defence and aerospace company that offers end-to-end technology solutions and systems for various weapon systems for land, air, and naval applications.

One of the top five defence companies in India, VEM will manufacture weapons systems and defence equipment like anti-tank guided missiles, small arms, sniper rifles, unmanned aerial system, underwater weapons systems and radars at their unit at NIMZ.

The work on the unit will start in August and the unit is expected to commence production in 2024-25.

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KTR questions Centre’s move to sell PSU lands in states

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Telangana’s Industries and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao has questioned the Centre’s move to sell the lands allotted by the state government, along with the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

In a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, he appealed to the Central government to reconsider the plans, failing which the Telangana government will “strongly obstruct the moves”.

KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, stated that the BJP-led Central government was planning to sell assets, including land allotted to different PSUs, in Telangana.

Instead of selling the assets, the Union government should explore the possibilities of reviving and strengthening the PSUs. “If it is not feasible then the state government should be given an opportunity to set up new industrial units on such lands,” he said.

KTR said that the Central government’s plans to sell PSUs are nothing but making a mockery of the state government’s rights.

he pointed out that many states, including Tamil Nadu were strongly opposing the Central government moves to sell PSUs set up in their respective territories.

Lashing out at the Central government for its attempts to sell PSUs in the guise of disinvestment, he sought to know under what provisions or rights, the Modi government was contemplating the sale of PSUs set up in different states.

It was unfortunate that the Modi government did not provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth. If the PSUs were reopened, they would provide direct employment to thousands and indirectly millions would be benefited, KTR said.

Instead the Central government was focusing on withdrawing investment to facilitate sale of the companies. The BJP government was selling Hindustan Cables Ltd, Hindustan Fluorocarbons Ltd, Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, HMT, Cement Corporation of India Ltd (CCI) and Ordinance factories in Telangana as part of its disinvestment plans, he charged.

The state government had allotted about 7,200 acres of land to these six companies. The value of these lands would be nearly Rs 5,000 crore according to government rates and as per open market prices, the value could be over Rs 40,000 crore, he said.

The state government had allotted lands to these companies at marginal prices and in a few cases, they were offered for free, since setting up of these units would generate employment to local people, besides facilitating industrial development.

He recalled that when the Telangana government urged the union government to allot lands for the construction of Skyways to improve transportation in Hyderabad, the Centre demanded compensation as per market price.

“In this context, how can the Central government sell the lands that were allotted by the state government for setting up PSUs,” KTR questioned.

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Violent protests an eye-opener, says KTR

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao on Friday said the violent protests against the Central government’s new Army recruitment Agnipath scheme is an eye-opener.

Rama Rao stated that the violent protests are also acute indicator of the magnitude of unemployment crisis in the country.

KTR, as the Telangana minister is popularly known, took to Twitter to slam the Narendra Modi government after large-scale violence rocked Secunderabad railway station.

“Pehle Desh ke Kisan Ke Saath khilwad Aur Ab Desh ke Jawan Ke Saath khilwad,” wrote KTR.

“From One Rank – One Pension to proposed No Rank – No Pension,” he added.

Youth protesting against the new recruitment scheme went on rampage at Secunderabad railway station on Friday, setting afire trains and vandalising railway station.

One protestor was killed and three others injured when police opened fire to bring the situation under control.

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BJP should first apologise to Indians: KTR

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao on Monday said that the BJP should first apologise to Indians at home for spewing hatred day in and day out.

Reacting to reports that some Arab countries have demanded an apology from India for the blasphemous remarks made by spokespersons of the ruling party, Rama Rao said that it is the BJP that should apologise and not India.

In a tweet, Rama Rao asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why should India as a country apologise to the international community for the hate speeches of BJP bigots. “It is BJP that should apologise; not India as a Nation Your party should first apologise to Indians at home for spewing & spreading hatred day in day out,” wrote KTR, as the TRS leader and state minister is popularly known.

KTR also tweeted that the PM’s silence was deafening and shocking when BJP MP Pragya Singh hailed the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. “Modi Ji, Your silence was deafening & shocking when BJP MP Pragya Singh hailed assassination of Mahatma Gandhi Let me remind you sir; What you permit is what you promote,” the TRS leader wrote.

“The tacit support from top is what emboldened the bigotry & hatred that will cause irreparable loss to India,” he added.

KTR tweeted on the issue for a second consecutive day. On Sunday, he had demanded the BJP to suspend its Telangana unit chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar.

After BJP suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal over their blasphemous comments on Sunday, the TRS leader demanded Sanjay Kumar’s suspension.

“If the BJP truly respects all religions equally, should you also not suspend the Telangana BJP chief who made an open public statement wanting to dig up all the mosques & impose a ban on Urdu?,” he wrote

“Why this selective treatment Nadd Ji? Any clarification?,” KTR asked BJP president J. P. Nadda.

Bandi Sanjay, who is also an MP, made controversial statements in recent days. He alleged that Muslim rulers in Telangana demolished several temples and built mosques over them. He demanded digging work at all mosques, saying there was a possibility of finding Shiva Lingams underneath.

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Suspend BJP Telangana chief too, demands KTR

Soon after the BJP on Sunday suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma and leader Naveen Kumar Jindal over their derogatory religious comments, TRS Working President K.T. Rama Rao demanded it suspend its Telangana chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar.

“If the BJP truly respects all religions equally, should you also not suspend the Telangana BJP chief who made an open public statement wanting to dig up all the mosques & impose a ban on Urdu?” tweeted Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader.

“Why this selective treatment Nadd Ji? Any clarification?,” KTR asked BJP President J.P. Nadda.

Bandi Sanjay, who is also a Member of Parliament, has made controversial statements in recent days. Alleging that Muslim rulers in Telangana demolished several temples and built mosques over them, he demanded digging at all mosques, saying there was a possibility of finding Shiva Lingams underneath.

The BJP MP also stated that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, it will abolish all madrasas, do away with reservation for Muslims and remove Urdu as the second official language.

Meanwhile, another TRS leader Krishank Manne said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP have put India to shame.

“If only the BJP could hear its own Indians, India wouldn’t have to be threatened by Arab. Narendra Modi ji, you should have done this before Arab said boycott India. You and your BJP have put India to Shame Mr. Prime Minister. Late (Prime Minister Atal Bihari) Vajpayee ji would be feeling ashamed of you,” tweeted Krishank, who is social media convenor of TRS.

The TRS leader also said that in Indian history, no country ever asked India to apologise. He wrote that because of Narendra Modi and BJP, Qatar is asking the government of India to apologise for the statements. “History will remember this day on how BJP has put India to shame,” he said.

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Aim to put Hyderabad among world’s top 30 cities: KTR

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The Telangana government aims to put Hyderabad among top 30 cities in the world, state Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Friday.

“We are not competing with any other city in India – our aim is to put Hyderabad among the top 30 cities in the world so far as quality of life and economic competitiveness is concerned,” he said while releasing the annual report of the department.

KTR, as the leader is popularly known, pointed out that Mercer has rated Hyderabad as the best city in India in the “Quality of Living Index” for 6 years consecutively. Hyderabad continues to be number one, be it purchasing power index, safety index, healthcare index, cost of living index, property price to income ratio index, traffic commute time index, pollution index or the climate index.

On the real estate scenario, he said that Hyderabad has been the best performing residential market in 2021 with growth in sales by 142 per cent year-on-year. “Hyderabad is the only city among the 8 metros, as per the study done by Knight Frank, that has not had a single year of price decline since 2014,” he said.

The minister mentioned that housing inventory overhang declined from 53 months in the first quarter of 2021 to 27 months in the same period in 2022 – a massive 26 months decline.

As per Anarock Report, Hyderabad remains the most affordable residential market among the top seven metros, with average rate of Rs 4,450 per square feet. So far as commercial space is concerned, Hyderabad has toppled Bengaluru as India’s top commercial real estate destination in terms of gross office space last year.

As per the Telangana Socio-Economic Outlook 2022, the share of urban population in Telangana is 46.8 per cent against the national average of 31.16 per cent. Telangana among the top three urbanised states in the country and compares favorably with urban population of Tamil Nadu at 48.45 per cent, Kerala at 47.23 per cent, and Maharashtra at 45.23 per cent.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had recently mentioned that India is likely to have 50 per cent of its population as urban by 2050. Telangana is much ahead of this trend as it is poised to have 50 per cent of its population in urban areas by 2025 itself, he added.

After the formation of Telangana, the total number of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) increased from 69 to 142. The total area under 142 ULBs constitutes less than 3 per cent of state’s land mass but they contribute close to two thirds of the state’s GDP.

During 2021-22, financial assistance of Rs 2,062 crore was provided to 142 ULBs under the Pattana Pragathi Programme which is aimed at improvement of sanitation and infrastructure in ULBs.

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BJP has no history of democratic struggle: KTR

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BJP has no history of democratic struggle and their only strength is the double engine of ‘jhoot’ and ‘jhumla’, said Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao on Friday.

KTR took to Twitter to ridicule the BJP for linking freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju to Telangana.

“The side effects of being coached at WhatsApp university,” taunted KTR while reacting to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech at a programme organised by the culture department in Delhi on Thursday on Telangana state formation day.

During his speech, Amit Shah mentioned the name of Alluri, who hailed from Andhra region, along with the freedom fighters from Telangana. Paintings of Alluri were also displayed at the meeting organised in the national capital by the Union Minister for tourism and culture G. Kishan Reddy.

“BJP is a party that has no history of democratic struggle; neither in India’s freedom nor in Telangana formation. Their only strength is the double engine of Jhoot & Jhumla,” wrote KTR, who is also the state minister for industry, information technology, municipal administration and urban development.

KTR retweeted a post by TRS social media convenor Krishank Manne. “Neither Home Minister of India nor Cultural Minister has any sense of History of Telangana. Not just in speech of Amit Shah mentioning Shri Alluri, there was a photo exhibition. Can someone tell What is Alluri garu to do with Hyderabad or Telangana ? Did they name Rajamowli too,” tweeted Krishank, who posted a picture of Amit Shah going around the photo exhibition.

Well-known filmmaker Rajamouli recently made a movie ‘RRR’, a fictional story about revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

“This is why Education is important , otherwise Idiots will not hesitate to distort History. Our whole Telangana Struggle was for our Identity. With all due respect what has Alluri garu to do with Hyderabad or Telangana ? This is what happens if BJP wants to make Films as History,” read an earlier tweet by Krishank, who is also chairman of Telangana State Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC).

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Telangana IT exports grow by 26%, adds 1.50 lakh jobs

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Despite Covid-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on the economy, Telangana registered 26.14 per cent growth in information technology exports and added nearly 1.50 lakh new jobs during 2021-22, surpassing the expectations.

The state clocked IT/ITeS exports of Rs 1,83,569 crore during the year against Rs 1,45,522 crore in 2020-21. The growth in exports was 12.98 per cent during the previous year.

The employment in the IT/ITeS sector has also increased by 23.78 per cent during 2021-2022.

State Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Wednesday that 1,49,506 net new jobs were added in the IT/ ITeS sector to take the total number of employees to 7,78,121.

He said the performance of the state during the year was nothing short of stellar. The exports grew by 26.14 per cent against the national growth rate of 17.20 per cent estimated by NASSCOM.

While NASSCOM estimated that 4.50 lakh jobs will be created in the sector in the entire country during 2021-22, Telangana alone accounted for 33.3 per cent national employment growth.

“This impressive performance is despite the second wave of the pandemic and there were a lot of apprehensions of people losing jobs,” he said.

With Telangana set to celebrate its formation day on June 2, he pointed out that when the state was born in 2014, the IT exports were Rs 57,258 crore and total jobs in the sector were A3,23,397.

KTR, as the minister is popularly known, pointed out that since the formation of the new state, Telangana achieved a CAGR of 15.67 in exports. “We have grown by more than 300 per cent from Rs.57,258 crore to now Rs 1,83,569 crore,” he said. The state also added 4,54,725 new IT/ ITeS jobs over the last eight years.

As per the ITIR estimates, the IT exports for the state (United state of Andhra Pradesh) were supposed to reach Rs. 2,09,221 crore by 2035.

“Going with our progress rate, Telangana IT exports will cross the 2035 projections by 2025 despite the no ITIR support lent. This means we will reach the 25 year target in 15 years,” he said

Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) was approved for Hyderabad by the previous UPA government but the present NDA government appears to have shelved it.

Talking about marquee investments during the year, he said investment banking giant Goldman Sachs entered Hyderabad and they plan to grow to a headcount of 2,500 in three years.

Consumer electronics manufacturer OnePlus has made a debut in India through Hyderabad. It made Hyderabad a hub for making smart TVs in India. About 500 employees are involved in the production, and they are on their way to distributing one million smart television, he said.

The world’s leading open innovation platform, Plug And Play, has set up its centre in Hyderabad for catalysing the growth of Automotive startups in the city in partnership with Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart, Germany.

MassMutual, a global leader in insurance services, has inaugurated a 2,000 employee facility. Stellantis (Fiat Chrysler Peugeot) set up a digital presence and expanded its Hyderabad operations targeting 2,200 jobs by 2024.

Genpact laid a foundation stone for its campus in Uppal in eastern corridor of Hyderabad in alignment with the GRID (Growth in Dispersion) Policy and will be adding 15,000 new jobs in the Easter corridor.

As per GRID policy, foundation stone was laid for the one million square feet Gateway IT Park in Kandlakoya in northern part of Hyderabad. More than 200 companies (SMEs) have applied for space.

American multinational Qualcomm has announced its largest campus (1.6 million sft) outside the US in Hyderabad which will be operational by October 2022. “Qualcomm has joined the big league – Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, Salesforce, Micron and ServiceNow. Their second largest base in the world is in Hyderabad,” he said

ABOSCH, a German MNC and a world leader in Mobility, Industrial Engineering & Home Appliances, has chosen Hyderabad as a strategic location with its Bosch Global Software Technologies and R&D presence. They have started their office in Hitech city and will employ about 3000 people working on technologies such as Cloud, AIoT/ML, Cyber, and embedded security.

The groundbreaking was done for Google’s largest campus outside its headquarter at Mountain View, USA, a 3.3 Million sft energy-efficient campus built with sustainable standards.

Grid Dynamics, a digital transformation company with offices across the US & Europe, announced to open its first presence in India with a headcount of 1,000 by the end of the year.

The government of Telangana entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai to set up its proving grounds in Zaheerabad and be a part of one of its kind Telangana Mobility Valley in Zaheerabad. Hyundai will be investing 1,400 crore.

German automotive major, ZF, announces its largest engineering and R&D facility with over 3,000 employees in Hyderabad. This will be their largest facility anywhere in the world. ZF will be a major part of the Telangana Mobility Valley.

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KTR seeks Indian diaspora’s support for development of T’gana

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Telangana’s minister for industries and information technology K.T. Rama Rao has urged the Indian diaspora to support the state to continue the progress.

Currently on a visit to the UK, the minister addressed the Indian diaspora at a ‘Meet and Greet’ event in London on Saturday. In his speech, he highlighted the achievements of Telangana government in the past eight years.

KTR, as the minister is popularly known, noted that the members of Indian diaspora have supported the Telangana movement and have always promoted Telangana wherever they are in the world. He thanked the Indian diaspora members for their continued support.

He stated that the Telangana delegation had fruitful meetings with heads of various companies during the official visit.

“My job is to promote Telangana and bring investment and create jobs for the people of Telangana. We will establish deeper connections with the UK in the days to come,” a statement issued by his office in Hyderabad quoted him as saying.

“If you are thinking of setting up your company in Telangana, I urge you to think of setting up your offices in tier II towns and not just Hyderabad,” Minister KTR said.

“Contribute back to your motherland by supporting us in creation of wealth, employment opportunities, and ensure we motivate others back home. Let’s ensure the growth story continues,” KTR said.

The minister mentioned that the Telangana government has already inaugurated IT Towers in Khammam, Karimnagar and will soon inaugurate IT Towers in Mahabubnagar and Nizamabad. He also added that there is a great IT sector presence in Warangal.

He highlighted that Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) was constructed in less than four years and is providing water for irrigation to lakhs of acres. He stated that KLIP is the world’s largest lift irrigation project and everyone should feel proud that it is in India.

KTR told the Diaspora that the world’s largest Amazon campus is situated in Hyderabad.

He said: “Google, Facebook, Micron, Apple, Qualcomm, Uber, Salesforce, and Novartis — all of their second largest campuses are in Hyderabad and they all have come in the last six years. They have chosen Telangana because of its stable leadership and able governance.”

He pointed out that Telangana’s per capita income, which was Rs 1,24,000 in 2014, rose by 130 per cent to Rs 2,78,000 in seven years. The GSDP, which was Rs 5.6 lakh crore in 2014 grew to Rs 11.54 lakh crore during the same period.

These are the numbers given by the Ministry of statistics and program implementation of Government of India.

“Telangana is the 11th largest state geographically and 12th largest as per population. But according to the Reserve Bank of India, Telangana today has emerged as the 4th largest contributor to India’s economic growth,” KTR added.

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KTR leaves for UK, Davos visit

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Telangana’s Industry and Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Tuesday left for a three-day visit to the United Kingdom.

He will attend a series of meetings organised by the UK India Business Council.

After this visit, the minister will reach Davos to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting scheduled from May 22 to 26.

“Off to the United Kingdom for three days to attend meetings organised by @UKIBC and from there on to Davos to attend the world economic forum from 22-26th May Lots of meetings lined up and hectic activity ahead,” tweeted KTR, as the state minister is popularly known.

Accompanied by senior officials, KTR will call on top leadership of various companies in the UK and also on the sidelines of WEF in Davos to attract investment to Telangana.

The annual meeting of WEF was originally scheduled from January 17-21 but was postponed due to Covid-19 situation.

While inviting the minister for the event, WEF President Borge Brende had appreciated KTR’s work.

“Your leadership and commitment to transforming Telangana into a leading technology powerhouse is noteworthy. As India emerges from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, its ability to quickly adapt to innovation and emerging technologies will be vital for a sustainable economic recovery. Your insights on harnessing emerging technologies for common good will be key to the discussions at the Annual Meeting, WEF President had said.

Minister KTR has responded by saying he sees this invitation as a recognition of Telangana government’s initiatives in the fields of information technology, industry, and innovation.

KTR stated that this is another opportunity for Telangana to showcase its friendly industrial policies and immense scope for global firms to invest in the state.

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KTR takes a jibe at PM over ‘Acche Din’

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K. T. Rama Rao loses no opportunity to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he was at it again on Monday, the eighth anniversary of the latter’s promise of “Acche Din”.

The TRS leader took to Twitter to post Modi’s tweet of May 16, 2014.

“Dear Modi Ji, 8 years ago on this very day, you had promised “Achhe Din”,” KTR wrote.

He then went on to add what the Modi government has delivered.

“Rupee at its Lowest (against dollar),77.80, highest unemployment in 45 years, highest inflation in 30 years, highest LPG price in the world, worst economy in 42 years. Well done Sir,” KTR taunted.

Earlier, KTR also reacted to a report about power cuts in BJP-ruled Karnataka.

“Powerless double engine government,” he wrote, commenting on a newspaper report about industrialists of Kumbalagodu industrial area, off Bengaluru-Mysuru Road, storming local office of Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company and ridiculing engineering by performing “aarti” for having failed them. The industrialists were outraged over frequent power cuts.

BJP leaders in Telangana have been calling for a double-engine government in the state saying it can fast-track the development. KTR and other TRS leaders, however, have been countering them with the power cuts, drinking water supply and other problems in BJP-ruled states.

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KTR poses 27 questions to Amit Shah on eve of Telangana visit

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President and state minister K.T. Rama Rao on Friday wrote an open letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the eve of his visit to Telangana.

KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, asked Shah to respond to his 27 questions on the “injustice being done to Telangana by the BJP”.

He said that the BJP is spitting venom on Telangana for the past eight years, adding that the BJP national leaders only know to tour Telangana once in a while and try to spread hatred amongst people here.

Amit Shah is scheduled to address a public meeting at Tukkuguda in Rangareddy district on Saturday.

KTR alleged that BJP did not fulfil a single promise made to Telangana but fulfilled every requirement of states like Gujarat on a war footing.

He also stated that the BJP always insulted the Telangana movement. “We will fight for the rights of the people of Telangana and demand our rightful share under the AP Reorganisation Act,” he said.

The TRS leader said the people of Telangana “know the true colors of the BJP which has neither done any good to Telangana nor will change their stand in the future”.

He warned the BJP about their “step-motherly attitude” towards Telangana and also stated that people here will give a befitting reply to these unfaithful leaders.

KTR demanded answers to various questions.

“BJP should tell which of the promises made under AP Reorganization Act to Telangana were fulfilled by them? Is it not true that BJP washed off their hands when TRS leaders demanded the establishment of a Rail Coach Factory in Kazipet?

“The BJP government at the Center has allocated a rail coach factory to Gujarat for Rs 20 crore. When you can allot a rail coach factory to Guajrat, why not for Telangana? Why this partiality towards Telangana?

Can you name even a single central educational institution allocated to Telangana by NDA Govt? Can you answer why the Bayyaram Steel Plant was not allocated to Telangana despite promising the same in AP Reorganization Act?”

“Telangana has been the top investment destination for global firms. Yet, Telangana is not being given any industrial incentives. Why? Do you have an answer for it?” KTR asked.

He said that scrapping Information Technology and Investment Region (ITIR project) in Telangana denying the city’s rapid development in the IT sector shows how the BJP conspires against Telangana.

“After rejecting ITIR status to Telangana, can you name at least one program introduced by the BJP Govt as an alternative option for the development of the IT sector?

“What answers do you have for the youth of Telangana who lost opportunities in IT companies due to the rejection of ITIR?

Why are you not allocating new Software Technology Parks to Telangana whose IT sector is progressing at a rapid speed?” he posed to Shah.

KTR wanted to know about the funds allocated to Telangana in the past eight years, keeping aside the funds which the state receives constitutionally.

He also asked Shah why the BJP government failed to fulfill election promise to give national status to the Palamuru Rangareddy lift irrigation project.

He also sought a reply on ignoring the suggestion of NITI Aayog on allocating Rs 24,000 crores for projects such as Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana.

“Isn’t it the fact that you are troubling the citizens of Hyderabad by becoming a hurdle in the construction of skyways by not allocating defence lands to the state government,” the TRS leader asked.

KTR also asked questions about Centre not extending financial support to the Hyderabad Pharma City, not approving the Defence Industrial Corridor or a single mega powerloom textile cluster for Telangana.

He also wanted to know why the Centre creating hurdles in paddy produced from farmers of Telangana and why it did not set up Turmeric Board in Nizamabad.

“CM KCR demanded the abolition of cess on petrol prices and reducing the prices. Will you make a statement on this during your visit to Telangana?” KTR asked.

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KTR warns T’gana BJP chief of legal action over allegations

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Telangana’s Cabinet Minister K.T. Rama Rao has warned state BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar of legal action for making baseless allegations.

“BS Kumar, if you don’t stop this ludicrous, baseless & irresponsible allegations, I’ll be constrained to take legal action,” tweeted Rama Rao responding to Sanjay’s allegation that due to the minister’s negligence, 27 students of intermediate committed suicide.

KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, demanded the BJP leader to either prove his allegation or publicly apologise.

“If you have an iota of evidence to prove what you allege, please put it in public domain or else apologise publicly for this BS rhetoric,” wrote KTR.

KTR is minister for industries, information technology, municipal administration and urban development in the cabinet headed by his father and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

During his ongoing ‘Praja sangrama yatra’, Sanjay had made the allegation while referring to the suicides of intermediate students in 2019 allegedly due to the bungling in evaluation of answer sheets and publication of results.

However, after re-verification of the answer sheets of these students, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) denied that the suicides were related any technical errors in processing of the results.

Meanwhile, KTR once again slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged discrimination against Telangana.

“Modi Ji, You are the PM of India not just Gujarat. What about the lakhs of young boys & girls of Telangana whom you’ve denied the opportunity to become doctors by NOT sanctioning even one medical college in last 8 years? Why this discrimination against a performing state?” asked the minister in his reaction to the report that got him emotional while talking to one of the beneficiaries of government schemes in Gujarat.

When the beneficiary told Modi about his daughter’s dream of becoming a doctor, he turned emotional and offered help in fulfilling her dream.

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Who wants to have alliance with Congress, asks KTR

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K. T. Rama Rao on Saturday ridiculed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comment that Congress will have no alliance with TRS in the next year’s Assembly elections.

“Is there any political party in India which wants to have an alliance with the Congress,” asked the TRS leader.

He was talking to reporters in Warangal, where Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting on Friday.

Dubbing Congress a tried, tested and dusted party, the TRS leader wondered who would want to have an alliance with it.

“Will Rahul, who could not win his own constituency, make his party win elections in Telangana,” asked KTR, who is son of Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

The TRS leader also remarked that Rahul Gandhi has handed over Gandhi Bhavan (state headquarters of Congress party) to Godse. Taking another dig at the Congress MP, the TRS leader said he read the script given by somebody.

KTR also ridiculed the Congress leader over the latter’s claim about farmers’ suicides in Telangana. He pointed out that the central government itself has declared that Telangana has the least number of farmer suicides. “If Congress is such a great party with concern for farmers, why did it lose the elections in Punjab,” he asked.

On the Warangal declaration announced by the Congress party, KTR said Congress has just repeated what it had said in the 2018 elections. aceHas Rahul Gandhi spoken in Parliament about paddy,” he asked.

“When Congress was in power, it had no rythu bandhu and rythu bheema schemes. It did not supply uninterrupted power to farmers. None of the welfare schemes being implemented by the Telangana government today was there during Congress rule.”

KTR alleged that Congress turned agriculture into a crisis while Chief Minister KCR transformed agriculture into a great power. He recalled that when Congress was in power there was not a single village without people migrating from there to cities and other states.

He dismissed the allegation by Congress party that TRS government did not waive off crop loans. He said that farmers know the truth. He urged farmers not to believe what Congress promised in the Warangal declaration.

Describing AlCC as the All India Crisis Committee, KTR said the time has come for the people to dump Congress party once for all.

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KTR taunts Nadda with ‘first cousin of Raja Harischandra’ barb

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao continued his attacks on BJP national president J.P. Nadda.

The TRS leader on Saturday slammed Nadda with ‘first cousin of Raja Harischandra’ barb.

“How is that possible! He is the first cousin of Raja Harischandra no?,” wrote Rama Rao commenting on the tweet of TRS leader Krishank Manne about corruption allegations against Nadda.

“Nadda ji himself is accused of mammoth 7000 crore scam during his stint as Health Minister and that is why he was removed as Cabinet Minister, tweeted Krishank.

KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, also posted newspaper clippings to post a few questions to Nadda.

“Hello Nadda Ji, Your own BJP MLA says he was asked to pay a bribe of Rs 2,500 Crore to be made CM of Karnataka. Contractors say they have to pay 40% Commission and even Hindu Mutt seers say they have to pay 30% Commission!A Kuch Kehna Hain? ED, IT, CBI Ke liye Koi Adesh?,” tweeted KTR, who is minister for industries, information technology, municipal administration and urban development in the cabinet headed by his father K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

The TRS leader hit out at Nadda for a second consecutive day after the BJP chief attacked the state government.

Addressing a public meeting at Mahabubnagar on May 5, Nadda described TRS government as one of the most corrupt government and alleged that the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project became an ‘ATM’ and a ‘milch cow’ for Chief Minister KCR who escalated the cost of the project up to Rs 1.2 lakh crore but not even an inch of land was irrigated.

He also alleged that there is corruption in Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha and Harithaharam schemes. “KCR government is working like a land mafia,” he said.

While hitting back at BJP leader on Friday, KTR said he was amazed at the audacity of the BJP-led government at the Centre and its leaders. He branded National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as Non-Performing Alliance (NPA).

“Amazed at the audacity of NPA Govt & its chieftains who’ve destroyed economy, led us to highest unemployment in 45 years, highest inflation in 30 years & highest LPG rate in the world,” tweeted KTR.

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P&G’s Hyderabad site to become its largest facility in India

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Procter & Gamble’s Hyderabad site is on the way to become the FMCG giant’s largest consumer care facility in India.

Spread on 170 acres at Kothur on the outskirts of Hyderabad, it added a new state of the art liquid detergent manufacturing unit on Monday.

This is P&G’s first liquid detergent manufacturing unit in India. The company has invested nearly Rs 200 crore in setting up this unit which will take the overall investment made by the company in the facility to Rs 1,700 crore during the last seven years.

The company is currently utilising 35 per cent of the total land. Telangana’s minister for industries K.T. Rama Rao, who inaugurated the liquid detergent unit, asked the company to speed up its plans to utilise the entire campus and provide employment to 6,000 to 10,000 local people.

“I have been told that this facility is on way to become P&G’s largest consumer care factory in India. The day is not far off,” he said.

The P&G site currently focuses on producing the company’s fabric care brands Ariel and Tide, and baby care brand Pampers.

Madhusudan Gopalan, CEO, P&G Indian Subcontinent said they strategically chose Hyderabad to be the location for expanding our operations as it provides an investor friendly environment and best in class facilities enabled by the government.

“Hyderabad is playing a key role in P&G’s growth in the country. In addition to our facility, we have set-up our state-of-the-art Planning Service Centre and a dedicated Technology Centre in Hyderabad which integrates global innovation with local needs bringing the best of the globe to our consumers in India,” he said.

KTR thanked P&G for its continued support to the communities in Telangana during the pandemic and through its P&G Shiksha programme. He noted that the company supported the state’s Covid relief measures by supplying 200,000 masks and other material.

On the sidelines of the event, minister Rama Rao, education minister Sabitha Indira Reddy, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce Jayesh Ranjan and Madhusudan Gopalan inaugurated new classrooms and sports complex at the P&G Shiksha supported Inmulnarva Zilla Parishad High School.

Over the years, in Telangana, the company has built, upgraded and refurbished nearly 35 schools with 100 plus classrooms, and sports, sanitation and hygiene amenities.

Through its P&G Shiksha program, the company will impact more than 2 lakh children across the state.

In addition to this, every year, through the P&G Mother Daughter Health & Hygiene Program, P&G educates and distributes free pads to adolescent girls.

It also signed an MoU with the Telangana government to partner in the area of menstrual health and hygiene education in the state of Telangana. P&G also donated 1.3 lakh sanitary pads to the government.

P&G’s Hyderabad manufacturing site is also leading the way in raising the bar on gender diversity within the company. It was among the few manufacturing sites in India to enable women employees to operate across all shifts.

The Hyderabad site is fully committed to environmental sustainability. Last year, it also became P&G’s first site in India to set-up an in-house solar plant. The site is also a ‘zero manufacturing waste to landfill’ which means that zero manufacturing waste is discharged to landfills.

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Lack of vision by PM Modi root cause of all problems: KTR

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao has once again trained his guns at the Narendra Modi government, this time over the coal shortage.

Listing out shortage of various essentials during BJP rule, he said the root cause of all problems is Prime Minister Narendra Modi lacking vision.

KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, slammed the Modi government through a tweet in Telugu on Monday.

KTR, who is also a minister holding multiple portfolios in the Cabinet headed by father and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, referred to the current shortage of coal in various parts of the country.

“Coal shortage in BJP rule, oxygen shortage during Corona times, electricity shortage for industries, job shortage for youth, employment shortage in villages and when it comes to state there is fund shortage,” tweeted KTR.

“The root cause of all problems ‘PM Modi lacks vision’,” he added. He took a dig at the Centre with the remark “NPA Govt’s amazing performance”.

KTR has been describing the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as NPA (Non-Performing Alliance).

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KTR neither withdrew nor regretted

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Telangana minister KTR made some adverse comments on Andhra Pradesh, which attracted the ire of the ruling party leaders here. The ruling YSR Congress leaders, including ministers, took strong exception to KTR’s comments.

Though KTR responded to these reactions late in the night he neither withdrew them nor even expressed regrets. He only called his comments as innocuous and not intentional. Whether his comments were unintentional or not harmful, the comments and his reaction proved that he made his comments with an intention.

KTR tweeted in the midnight stating that his innocuous comments pained some of his friends from AP. He admitted that he has a healthy relationship with AP government and chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. But he was silent on the pain that his friends from AP were feeling!

All this shows that KTR was aiming at the TDP vote bank in Telangana to support the TRS in the next general election. The TDP welcomes whoever criticises Jagan Mohan Reddy government and thus KTR’s comment too was welcomed and used by the TDP in AP and Telangana against the YSR Congress regime.

By neither withdrawing his comments nor regretting, KTR seems to have sent an olive branch to the TDP ranks in Telangana to support TRS in the 2023 general elections. If he does this way to get the TDP votes, KTR is missing the reality that he would miss the YSR Congress votes.

Comparatively, the YSR Congress has more supporters and sympathisers in Telangana than the TDP. All the TDP ranks have migrated to different parties, particularly after the bifurcation of the state. The TRS and the YSR Congress have healthy relations now and by targeting Jagan, KTR will certainly miss the Reddy vote bank in Telangana.

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