Telangana gearing up to launch three more policies

State also working on perspective plans across sectors for driving growth and development for next seven years.

By Author   |   Published: 13th Oct 2017   3:50 pm Updated: 13th Oct 2017   3:51 pm
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File photo: Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan.

Hyderabad: Encouraged by the response that it has got for its popular industrial policy TS-iPASS, IT and other sectoral policies, Telangana State is now gearing up to launch three more policies for food processing, automotive and electric vehicles shortly, said Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries and Commmerce.

The first two will focus on attracting investments from the respective players while the electric vehicles policy will also spell out benefits for endusers, he said.

Speaking at the Man’Exe-2107 Make In Telangana” Creating Sustainable and Globally Competitive Ecosystem, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, he said the State is also working on a perspective plans for the next seven years. These will be across sectors.

“These plans are not just related to IT or related aspects. All departments including agriculture and allied are working on the plans. In the three years that Telangana has come into being, we have achieved good success. Three new States that were formed in 2000 are still evolving. This could well have been the situation of Telangana too but for the development vision of the Government. Among others, TS-iPASS has been a path breaking policy document that has got wide recognition. Now, our focus is to make known the potential and opportunities that Telangana has across sectors. We have kept 2024 in mind, when it will be ten years of the State formation,” the official said. 

The food processing policy will be readied shortly. “The policy will be ready before the India Food Expo event to be held next month at Delhi. We will showcase it there,” the official told Telangana Today on the sidelines.

The draft for the electric vehicles is ready. It will also include some incentives for endusers who want to shift from petrol/diesel vehicles to electric vehicles. This apart, it will look to attract manufacturing players, charging infrastructure providers and ancillaries.

Centre of Excellence for manufacturing

The Government will set up a CoE for manufacturing in partnership with the industry. This will promote manufacturing segment in the state and will address issues surrounding the sector. He asked the industry to adopt ITIs and aid in enhancing their productivity. That could also help them in tackling the shortage of skilled labour.

The State has nurtured Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK) for creating skilled manpower. Previously, it focused on IT, ITeS and now it has opened it up for banking, financial services and insurance, aerospace and defence and life sciences segments, he said.