Bharani Aroll, president, HYSEA, anchored a talk on ‘Brand Hyderabad-Future Ready’, with Hon’ble IT Minister, Sri K T Rama Rao on Nov 22nd 2020 at HICC. Some of the key points made by Mr. K.T. Rama Rao include:
Hyderabad’s global image, inclusive growth, IT ecosystem and future plans for the city were discussed in the session.
Talking about the city’s development, he said, “Rome was not built in a day. See the intent and sincerity of our government. We have started a journey. We have taken up a lot of development activities and we have a lot more to do.”
He stated that Telangana was India’s most successful start-up state. “We fought hard for the state and have delivered on many counts. Our government has been an enabler and facilitator. Rest of the credit is to the young talent pool available here.
He said top five most valued companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft have made Hyderabad their second home.
Stating that other than IT and life sciences, in which Telangana will continue to be a leader, Rao said, “we are looking forward to electronics, E-vehicles, textiles and logistics sector in the next decade for our growth.”
Talking about development works in Hyderabad, he said that with SRDP, link roads, the comprehensive road management program, the city’s road infra has improved. “Our sewerage system couldn’t handle the cloudburst, which is the highest since 1916. With SNDP, I promise that such a situation won’t occur in Hyderabad again,” he said.
He concluded by saying, “Hyderabad continues to attract people from across the world. Blessed with natural advantages, the city just needs a progressive government as an enabler.”