Sri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary ITE&C Department welcomed the audience and said, “Telangana, in the short eight years since its formation has achieved stupendous success and has become one of the best states in the country in terms of growth. Hyderabad has also managed to overtake Bangalore in the IT sector. The numbers this year are testament to the vision the government has for the state and the efforts people have put in to achieve this vision.”
The event was attended by Mr. Joel Reifman, U.S. Consul General to Hyderabad, Mr. P Jagan Mohan Rao, Chairman, TSTS, Mr. G. T. Venkateshwar Rao IRS, Commissioner, ESD, Mr. E.V. Narasimha Reddy, VC MD, TSIIC and wing heads within the ITE&C Department. Industry representatives and heads from IT and Industry Associations such as NASSCOM, HYSEA, AMCHAM, CREDAI were also present at the occasion. The Hon’ble Minister also felicitated companies such as Genpact, Cyient, Tech Mahindra, Softpath, Techwave and many others who have set up offices and contributed to employment in Tier 2 cities of Warangal, Khammam and Karimnagar. This was followed by launch of the ITE&C Department Annual Report.
On the occasion, the Hon’ble Minister for Industries Sri KT Rama Rao proudly informed that, “During the 2nd ICT Policy Launch in September last year, we had set very ambitious targets for ourselves. Looking at the wonderful performance of the state in one year, I am confident we are well on our way to achieve these targets.” He added that “Telangana has witnessed an increase of 26.14% in IT/ITeS Exports since last year, bringing it to a total of Rs 1,83,560 Cr for 2020-21. The state has also had investments from several large players such as Google, Goldman Sachs, and Qualcomm.”
Some of the key achievements of the ITE&C Department, as captured in the respective annual reports are as follows:
Key Statistics of growth:
• Telangana boasted a phenomenal growth in the IT/ITeS Sector with an increase of 26.14% in the IT/ITeS Exports over the previous year recording a total of ₹1,83,569 Crores in IT/ITeS Exports. The rise of Rs. 38,046 Crores from 2020-21 is the highest in a single year since the State formation
• The employment in the IT/ITeS sector has also increased by 23.78% to reach 7,78,121 jobs during the 2021-22 period. The addition of 1,49,506 jobs from the previous year is the highest in a single year since State formation
Some highlights from the main focus sectors in the ITE&C Department are as follows:
• Launched the Second ICT Policy 2021-26
• Goldman Sachs opened its new office in HITEC City which will have a headcount of 2500 in three years. The Hyderabad unit will focus on engineering, finance, human capital management and support for consumer banking
• Innovation platform, Plug and Play, opened their office in HITEC City catalyzing the growth of automotive startups in the state
• Mobility company Stellantis is expanding Hyderabad operations by adding 2200 jobs by 2024
• Bosch has chosen Hyderabad for its Global Software Technologies and R&D Facility employing 3000 people working on Cloud, AIoT/ML, Cyber and embedded security
• Qualcomm announced a 16 million sqft facility in Hyderabad which will be in largest campus outside the US
• Google is constructing its largest campus outside the US in 3.3 million sqft campus in Hyderabad
• The ITE&C Department is working on a Mobility Valley along with BCG as a strategic partner. The Mobility Valley will have engineering and testing labs, certification facilities, AV and EV proving grounds, R&D and innovation campus and much more
IT/ITeS growth beyond Hyderabad:
• Laid the foundation stone for Gateway IT Park, Kandlakoya for which more than 70 companies have applied for space.
• Softpath and Quadrant have begun operations in Warangal IT Tower which Genpact and Mindtree/L&T is scheduled to start in 2022
• Laid foundation for construction of IT Hub in Nalgonda in December
• Construction of IT Towers in Nizamabad (50,000 sqft), Mahbubnagar (60,000 sqft) and Siddipet (1,21,600 sqft) is nearing completion.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship – T-HUB, WE HUB, TSIC
• The innovation ecosystem being propagated through T-HUB, TSIC and We HUB, has made great strides in supporting budding and grassroots innovators and has paved the way for several startups to take off.
• T-Hub completed six successful years of building one ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurship and innovation. During 2021-22, T-Hub welcomed 533 startups and created programs with special focus on 6Ms – Market Access, Money, Mentorship, Methodologies, Manpower and Motivation.
• TSIC conducted first ever Intinta Innovator Grameena Awards at 4 Gram Panchayats to enable recognition for local innovators
• TSIC, in collaboration with UNICEF India and YuWaah India, launched Y Hub, Framework for India’s first innovation hub for youth & adolescents
• WE Hub, which is India’s first State-led incubator for Women Entrepreneurs, has supported over 5200 women entrepreneurs and raised over ₹66 Crores for supported startups in its time.
• WE Hub, in collaboration with Australian Consulate, Chennai launched Upsurge which is aimed to develop ideas of women entrepreneurs into Minimum Viable Products.
• Telangana has also been on the forefront of promoting the use and development of new-age technologies like AI, ML, Drones and Blockchain
• Telangana launched its Spacetech Framework to establish the state as a globally recognized one-stop destination in Space Technology. The event was launched in the metaverse.
• National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) was set up as a Section-8 company and is responsible for boosting the domestic Additive Manufacturing (AM) ecosystem.
• National Conference on 3D printing in medical devices was the first Indian conference of its kind and was organized by NCAM. The event was attended by more than 500 doctors, featured 40 speakers and over 20 MoUs were signed with leading organizations in AM technology.
• Medicines from the Sky (MFTS) successfully completed its Phase 1 with more than 350 flights across 8 consortiums for drone-based medical deliveries
• Employing AI and Blockchain, an eVoting solution for vulnerable demographics was successfully tested in Khammam district in October 2021.
• Radiant Appliances & Electronics set up a manufacturing unit for LED TVs with annual production capacity of 25 lakh TVs and is the single largest plant in India for LED TVs
• Electronics Wing launched the ‘Pink Book 2021’ – an Investor’s Guide to Telangana in July 2021. It is a compendium of the state’s policies in all the domains and helps investors understand the various initiatives undertaken by the State
• Biliti Electric is setting up world’s largest Electric 3-wheeler manufacturing facility with capacity for 2,40,000 EVs annually and potential to create 3000 jobs
Electronic Service Delivery and e-Governance
• With 1,39,524 e-transactions, Telangana ranked the State with second-highest e-Transactions per 1000 population by MeitY.
• MeeSeva handled approx. Rs 4500 crores per annum serving about 2.6 cr citizens per annum in FY2021-22
• T App Folio recorded over 12 lakh downloads, clocks over 7000 transactions a day and hosts 275+ services from 33 departments
• eOffice projects is implemented in 30 Secretariat departments, 33 districts, 137 Govt degree colleges and has over 30,000 users. It was recently migrated to Cloud environment in accordance with Cloud Adoption policy
• ITE&C Dept in coordination with DARPG and MeitY organized the 24th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) in January 2022 in Hyderabad
TASK – Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge
• TASK received over 30,000 new registrations in 2021-22 and has skilled 1,07,020 students and 2000 faculty members during this period. It has also facilitated placements for over 6200 students
• Multiple programs were conducted in emerging technology areas such as AI, ML, Data Science and Blockchain through TASK’s partnerships with industry and corporations including IBM, ExcelR, Microsoft, NASSCOM Future Skills and others
• 5370 students trained and 2360 students placed in Electronics and Telecom sector under ESDM Scheme of MeitY
• Received ‘Outstanding Youth Transformation Initiatives’ by Indi Global Media Network at India Global Education & Skills Summit 2021 and ‘Global Ignite 2021’ Excellence Award
• SoFTNET T-SAT network channels telecast 8+ hours of digital lessons for school students, classes in all subjects from class III to Class X and for intermediate education as well
• Digital classes telecasted in English Medium, Telugu Medium and Urdu Medium.
• T-SAT has also broadcast educational content for other areas including women development and child welfare, TSWRIES & TTWRIES, Staff Selection Commission, Agriculture and Health
• Broadcast is done over Satellite television, YouTube and the T SAT application and crossed over 12.11 Cr views across mediums
• T-Social Impact Group (T-SIG) mobilizes corporate CSR funds for inclusive and sustainable development projects from local, national and international organizations
• Facilitated more than 30 CSR projects in FY21-22
• T-SIG organized the ‘Covid-19 Warriors Recognition’ event in Hyderabad to felicitate people who extended relief during the pandemic
• T-SIG collaborated with Ms Manasa Varanasi, Miss India 2020 on Project Ten-Nine-Eight to save children from distress and sexual abuse
Please click here to download – ITE&C Department’s Annual Report for the year 2021-22