Tirupati: The Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Nara Lokesh visited the start up village near Renigunta “XLR8AP” on Saturday. The primary objective of this technology business accelerator is to foster a culture of innovation in Andhra Pradesh with a goal to increase knowledge, wealth and employment. The representatives of the company have explained the Minister about the new innovations.
Industries Minister N Amaranatha Reddy speaking to IT Minister Nara Lokesh at Renigunta airport on Saturday
Lokesh also met the owners of various companies who were trained in XLR8AP and established their companies in an innovative way. He assured them all possible support for the development of their companies. The Minister also lauded the founders of the companies for providing employment opportunities to the local youth.
He hoped that XLR8AP would stand much ahead in the country for its innovations from its present status as sixth best innovation centre in the country. Established by the AP government and FICCI, it should become No.1 in the country, Lokesh wished.
Lokesh congratulated Botha Company CEO Soujanya for making organic shaving brush, tooth brush, bath brush and other items innovatively from raw banana. She told the Minister that if they were allotted one acre land they would be able to increase the production in a large scale.
Lokesh assured her of allotting the land but requested her to start production immediately in the shed which they will provide to the Botha Company at the start up village and provide employment to local youth. The minister later left for Hyderabad from Tirupati Airport where he discussed with the Minister for Industries N Amaranatha Reddy and District Collector PS Pradyumna for some time.