Hyderabad, Mar 3 : The 20th Edition of IndiaSoft 2020, an International ICT Exhibition and conference began at HICC, here on Tuesday. Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao who inaugurated the IndiaSoft 2020 said, Telangana State Industry with full support from the government, made fast strides in the past five years. It has been in the forefront of development in the country, he said.
The annual IT Exports from Telangana last year grew from 17 to 18 per cent as against the National average growth of 8 per cent. The capital city of Telangana Hyderabad holds a unique distinction of hosting campuses of five IT majors such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. All these have located their second largest campuses here after their headquarters, the Minister appraised the foreign delegates.
The impressive growth the state achieved in the ICT segment is evident from the overwhelming presence of ICT global giants like Amazon, Facebook, SalesForce, Google, Uber, and more such global corporations are enhancing their foothold in the State, he added. The IT Industry in Hyderabad had consumed 14 million sq ft of commercial office space last year, which is the highest in India. T Hub, India’s largest incubation centre when it opens its second centre will accommodate 1000 start-ups and it will be the world’s second largest Incubation Centre, Mr Rao stated.
Telangana has an ecosystem comparable to the best in the world, he said the strategy of the state government is to give priority to the ICT sector in the overall development strategy. In certain segments in the ICT sector, the Minister stressed, Hyderabad has surpassed Bengaluru and assured that the government would make all possible efforts to make the State’s digital infrastructure as one of the best in the world. (UNI)