IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao being received memonto at IT tower foundation ceremony in Karimnagar on Monday
IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao being received memonto at IT tower foundation ceremony in Karimnagar on Monday

Karimnagar: It’s a good sign that on the first day of IT Tower foundation itself, the gates of employment opened for at least 1,000 youth, Minister for Information Technology K Taraka Rama Rao said. The Minister, who laid foundation stone for the Rs 25 crore IT Towers near Ujwala Park here on Monday, said that The Telangana State which made rapid strides in the IT industry had increased its IT exports to Rs 87,000 crore from Rs 56,000 crore, besides providing direct employment to more than one lakh people since 2014.

“In addition to the upcoming IT Tower, the government also has plans to establish another IT Tower and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) centre in Karimnagar. This would augur well for the rural youth pursuing information technology and engineering streams in the region,” KTR said.

The spread of IT industry to districts will open up horizons for the rural students to compete with the best in the field besides providing an opportunity for them to come up with start-ups, he said. Later, the Minister K Taraka Rama Rao launched the works of a pylon of the Rs 250 crore Karimnagar City Renovation Project near One Town police station and Citizen Service Centre at Municipal Corporation office.

Speaking on the occasion, he appealed to people to join hands with the authorities in keeping the city clean in order to get a good ranking of the Swachh Survekshan. Finance Minister Etela Rajender said that efforts were on to beautify the city within a year. MP B Vinod Kumar said that government had sanctioned three Urban Health Centres for the city.

Karimnagar MLA Gangula Kamalakar said that development of internal roads in the city had taken up at a cost of Rs 116 crore would be completed by summer. Mayor Sardar Ravinder Singh, ZP Chairperson Tula Uma, Legislators Naradasu Laxman Rao, Bhanu Prasad, IDC Chairman E Shankar Reddy and Municipal Commissioner Shashanka were among others present.