Prepare IT growth blueprint for AP districts, Collectors told

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 22:38

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is
now drawing plans to spread the development of Information
Technology sector to all the districts in the state given
the increasing share of its contribution to software exports
from the country.

The state is currently accounting for about 25 per cent
of total software exports from the country with revenues
crossing five billion USD. While Hyderabad has already
cemented its place in the world IT map, Tier-II cities like
Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada are now emerging as the next IT
growth centres.

Buoyed by the growth, the government has now asked
Collectors of all the 23 districts to prepare blueprint for
development of IT sector in their respective districts.

"Chief Minister K Rosaiah has asked the Collectors to
draw a blueprint for encouraging IT growth in all the
districts of the state," state Revenue Minister Dharmana
Prasada Rao told newsmen on the sidelines of the two-day
District Collectors` Conference here today.

Besides IT, the government has also decided to give a
push to food processing industry in the state.

"We have identified 10 districts for development of food
processing industry. Each district will get Rs 25 crore for
this," Dharmana said.

The respective district collectors have been asked to
take necessary steps for encouraging establishment of food
processing industries in their districts by co-ordinating with
different departments concerned, the Revenue Minister said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 22:38
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