In Khammam, the Information Technology (IT) hub and incubation centre, inaugurated on Monday, Dec 7, 2020, by IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao, is set to boost the IT industry.
New IT Hub Developed in Khammam
The State Government suggested setting up an IT Hub in Khammam, a rapidly growing city in Telangana, to promote the IT industry and IT-enabled services sector in tier-II cities. Rama Rao laid the foundation stone for this hub on Jun 15, 2017.
The first phase of the IT Centre, built at the crossroads of Yelland in the centre of the city at an approximate cost of Rs 27.5 crore, is packed with state-of-the-art facilities and a sitting capacity of 455.
With a built-up area of about 40,000 square feet, the imposing new building gives IT companies enough space to set up shop here. It also houses the Telangana Academy for Skills and Information office (TASK).
Officials stated that as many as 16 Indian-origin IT companies based in the US and Singapore are going to run their operations here and many companies have already signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to develop their centres here.
Proposed Plans to Grow IT Hubs
The IT hub here will help speed up socio-economic growth, an idea that is central to the IT agenda of the state government. For the unemployed graduates in Khammam, it will be a spark of hope as they can obtain jobs locally.
The Minister said the state government was planning to set up the third and fourth phases of the IT Hubs to turn Khammam into a centre for the growth of entrepreneurship and job generation. A decision to develop the second phase of the IT Hub has already been made.
The Minister noted that it is also intended to impart work skills to unemployed young people with 10th and intermediate qualifications so that those with lower qualifications can also achieve productive jobs.
Ajay Kumar announced that the first recruitment drive organised at the Swarna Bharathi Institute of Science and Technology (SBIT) received a tremendous response and about 300 graduates were selected for various positions in the IT field.
By: Shailaja K