Hyderabad: In Khammam, the Information Technology (IT) hub and incubation center, which will be inaugurated on Monday by IT and Industry Minister K T Rama Rao, is expected to give the information technology industry a fillip.
The State Government suggested setting up an IT Hub in Khammam, a rapidly growing city in Telangana, with the aim of promoting the IT industry and IT-enabled services sector in tier II cities. The foundation stone for the hub was laid by Rama Rao on Jun 15, 2017.
The first phase of the IT Center, designed at an approximate cost of Rs 27.5 crore at the crossroads of Yelland in the heart of the city, is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and a seating capacity of 455.
With a built-up area of about 40,000 square feet, the imposing futuristic building provides enough space for The companies to set up shop here. It also houses the Telangana Academy for Skills and Information office (TASK).
As many as 16 Indian-origin IT companies based in the US and Singapore are going to run their operations here and many companies have already signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to develop their centers here, officials said.
The minister noted that it is also intended to impart work skills to unemployed young people with 10th and intermediate qualifications so that those with lower qualifications can also achieve productive jobs.
Ajay Kumar announced that the first recruitment drive organized at the Swarna Bharathi Institute of Science and Technology (SBIT) received a huge response and about 300 graduates were selected for various positions in the IT field. (INN)