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K Chandrasekhar Rao Speaking in Assembly
K Chandrasekhar Rao Speaking in Assembly

Decentralised industrial development mooted

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said that the state government was faviouring decentralized industrial development in Telangana State and announced that a comprehensive plan would be prepared for establishing industries in other districts of state apart from Hyderabad

Speaking during the Question Hour, the Chief Minister agreed to the suggestions of BJP MLA Kishan Reddy who demanded that the industries be set up in other big cities like Warangal.

He said that the state government has formulated an industrial policy for establishing industries in other districts like Medak, Warangal, Mahbubnagar besides Ranga Reddy district and Hyderabad.

He directed Industries Minister K. Tarakarama Rao to convene an all party meeting to clear doubts and apprise the opposition members on the issue.

The Chief Minister said that the State has ample opportunity to develop pharma sector and to cater to drug production.

He said that in view the proposed industrial development the state government was successful in getting necessary sanction from the Centre for regional ORR for 330 kms.

Replying to the question earlier, the Industries Minister informed that the House that in addition to the National Investment Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), Medak and Hyderabad Pharma City (HPC), the State Government was also examining setting up of Industrial Clusters especially on Hyderabad-Warangal route.

A request is being made to Central Government under the recent approved National Investment Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) to include Hyderabad-Warangal Corridor, he said.

Based on initial feasibility, three clusters are proposed on Hyderabad-Warangal Corridor.

They are Yadadri Cluster (IT/ITES, Medical Hub, Mineral Based Industries, Dry Port- Logistic Hub and Transportation Hub); Jangaon Cluster (Mineral Based Industries, Food Processing Units and Leather based units) and Warangal Cluster (IT/ITES, Textiles Park, Agro-based Industries and Institutional/Educational cluster).

“The detailed planning is being done in identifying the potential for establishing sector specific development.

So far, one Mega Textile Park (Kakatiya Textile Park) is proposed and the DPR is prepared for 1,000 acres for Phase-I,” he said.

Stating that the textile park would provide massive employment opportunities for women, he said that the textile park would be operational by 2018 and would play a key role in provision of jobs. (INN)

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