Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday requested Union Minister for Communication, Electronics & IT and Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw to consider Divitapally near Hyderabad under the EMC-2.0 (Electronics Manufacturing Clusters) scheme for energy storage solutions and extend the required support.
Telangana is setting up a designated industrial park at Divitapally for energy storage manufacturing.
Rama Rao, who met Vaishnaw at Rail Bhawan in New Delhi, also said that about 450 acres had been identified at Dundigal for focus on consumer electronics manufacturing.
He also requested release of payments as per the MoU signed with the Department of Telecommunications, Universal Service Obligation Fund, Bharat Broadband Network Limited for the implementation Bharat Net Phase-II project under T-Fiber for connecting Gram Panchayats.
He also urged handing over NOFN (National Optical Fiber Network) Phase I network in the State to T-Fiber. The Minister further sought additional funding of Rs 1,200 crore to the project for connecting villages (habitations) from Gram Panchayats up to the household level.
He also asked the Union Minister to reconsider the proposal of the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) project for Hyderabad. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in the past six years, had written many times to the Union government to restore the ITIR project, he said, adding that this would build tremendous momentum in the IT sector growth.