AP lounge cynosure at World Economic Forum

AP lounge cynosure at World Economic Forum
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Andhra Pradesh lounge set up at World Economic Forum WEF turned a centre of attraction for global delegates with the display of innovative methods and technology being used for development of the state

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh lounge set up at World Economic Forum (WEF) turned a centre of attraction for global delegates with the display of innovative methods and technology being used for development of the state.

Anil Sardana, MD and CEO of Adani Transmission, said that they would develop district cooling system and connect smart city in Amaravati, said the offices of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and minister for IT and panchayat raj N Lokesh in separate press releases on Monday.

Lokesh attended the WEF conference along with team of officials. The delegation include special chief secretary of medical and health Poonam Malakondaiah, special secretary of agriculture B Rajasekhar, advisor to the government on agriculture T Vijaykumar, AP Economic Development Board CEO Jasti Krishna Kishore, APIIC MD Ahmed Babu , secretary I and PR B Ramanjaneyulu and advisor to the government on health Dr Jitender Sharma.

On the first day of the conference, Lokesh is seen busy in interacting with CEOs of various world business groups. The minister interacted with Anil Sardana, MD and CEO of Adani group and discussed early completion of the data centre and solar project in AP, for which they entered into an MoU recently. He said they chose AP despite of pressures from Maharashtra.

Later, the Lokesh interacted with WEF Agile Governance Team and discussed interlinking and upgrading of technology to improve services to people. Speaking on the occasion, the minister stressed the need for upgrading technology to improve government services.

He said various issues of people should be solved using technology. He said the AP government had been extending people-friendly services through Real Time Governance. Later the IT minister interacted with Wipro Ltd strategy officer and NASSCOM executive council chairman Rishad Premji and discussed on innovation and changing technologies.

Interacting with Deloitte global chairman David Cruickshank , Lokesh said that AP has been implementing paperless governance policy. Later, he participated in WEF session on Country strategy dialogue on India.

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