Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy recently advocated for the creation of a new industrial corridor between Hyderabad and Vijayawada via Miryalaguda, urging Union Industries and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal for approval. During a meeting in New Delhi, CM Revanth Reddy, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, presented proposals for industrial development.
In addition to the request for the Hyderabad-Nagpur industrial corridor’s final clearances, estimated to bring a significant benefit of Rs 2,300 crore to Telangana, Revanth Reddy proposed an alternative plan for a Pharma City. He urged Minister Goyal to reconsider the previous proposal for a Pharma City between Hyderabad and Warangal and instead endorse the forthcoming proposal.
The Chief Minister also addressed the relocation of the National Design Centre (NID) from Hyderabad to Vijayawada post the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He appealed for the sanction of a new NID for Telangana. Revanth Reddy sought approval for relocating the designated Mega Leather Park, initially intended for Nellore district in undivided Andhra Pradesh, to Telangana. Land acquisition in Karimnagar and Jangaon districts has already taken place for this purpose.
Additionally, the CM requested greenfield status for the Mega Textile Park in Warangal under the PM Mitra scheme. He emphasized that this conversion from brownfield to greenfield would attract an additional Rs 300 crore in funds. Highlighting the state’s preparedness for industries related to technical textiles, such as bulletproof jackets and airbags, Revanth Reddy urged Minister Goyal to grant a Centre of Excellence for Technical Textiles/Testing Centre.
Furthermore, he sought the allocation of a National Handloom Technology Centre (IIHT) to Telangana, emphasizing its positive impact on training weavers in modern technology, especially with seven handloom clusters already established in the state. The meeting, attended by various officials, including Union Industries Department Joint Secretary Balaji and Union Textiles Department Additional Secretary Rohit Kansal, showcased Telangana’s commitment to advancing industrial development through strategic proposals and collaborations.
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