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Telangana ICT Policy Framework 2016 launched

The policy seeks to double the value of current 68232 crore rupees IT exports in Telangana in 5 years.

Apr 6, 2016 18:00 IST
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The Government of Telangana on 4 April 2016 launched the ICT Policy Framework 2016. The policy was unveiled by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad in the presence of Governor E S L Narasimhan.

Besides the ICT policy, a clutch of subsidiary policies were launched on this occasion. They include –

• Telangana Electronics Policy 2016

• Telangana Gaming and Animation Policy 2016

• Telangana Rural Technology Centers Policy 2016

• Telangana Innovation Policy 2016

Objectives of ICT Policy Framework 2016

• To emerge as a role model for smart governance in the delivery of citizen services

• To position Telangana as a leading global hub for the entrepreneurship and innovation

• To transform Telangana into the most preferred destination for IT companies

• To empower citizens in utilizing emerging opportunities in the digital world

• To establish the State as the leader in key emerging technologies

To achieve this vision following targets were set forth by the policy

Expansion of IT/ITeS

• To double the value of current 68232 crore rupees IT exports in Telangana in 5 years.

• To double the current employment of 4 Lakhs in 5 years

• To establish 3 tier-II cities as IT Hubs in 5 years

Electronics

• Attract investments to the tune of 3 billion US dollars in electronics sector

• Create an employment of 1.5 lakh through electronics sector in the next 5 years

• Enhance the production from approximately 1 billion to 7.5 billion US dollars

Entrepreneurship

• Work with private sector to develop 10 lakh square feet of infrastructure space dedicated to start-ups and entrepreneurship related activities in 5 years

• Work with international financial institutions to raise and deploy 2000 crore rupees funds to aid entrepreneurship and accelerate innovation

• Provide incubation and mentorship support to 5000 startups in the next 5 years

To achieve the above objectives, the following new initiatives were proposed in the policy.

• Theme based clusters like GAME park, Data Analytics park, Data Center campus, etc will be created to give boost to startups.

• Specialized wings, like Photonics Valley Corporation, will be created within the ITE&C Department to focus exclusively on specific areas.

• Thematic training and innovation centers and Centers of Excellence will be developed.

• Additional incentives will be provided for companies that take up R&D and product in emerging areas of information and communication technology.

Highlights of subsidiary policies

Electronics Policy: T-Hub Phase II will be set up in 3 lakh square feet housing 300 startups. Overall, the policy is aimed at facilitating growth of 5000 startups.

Rural Tech Policy: One Rural Tech Centre will be developed in each of the 10 districts of the State.

• These 10 centers together will employ 2500 people.

• 10000 people will be imparted with IT/ITes skills through Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK).

Electronics Policy: The policy is aimed at attracting 3 billion US dollars of investments in electronic system designing and manufacturing (ESDM) sector.

• The production value will be enhanced from 1 billion US dollars to 7.5 billion US dollars.

• This sector will provide employment for 1.6 lakh professionals.

Gaming and Animation Policy: A Game City will be built in an area of 6 lakh square feet for stakeholders of animation, gaming, multimedia and entertainment sector.

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