Telangana State Industries, IT and MA&UD Minister K Tarakarama Rao’s two-week US trip started on a successful note from Chicago in Illionis State in the US. He had a busy schedule in Chicago and Indianapolis meeting Trey Childress, Deputy Governor of Illinois State, Dr Ausaf Sayeed, Consul General of India in Chicago, Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana State and attended the Indianpolis-Hyderabad Sister Cities Committee meeting apart from meeting heads of several companies.
Earlier in the day, KTR got a rousing welcome at the Chicago Airport from Telangana NRIs. KTR later met Trey Childress accompanied by Dr Ausaf Sayeed. The Minister discussed the potential areas of collaboration between Illinois and Telangana while elaborating on the State industrial policy, TSiPASS and ICT; allied policies. KTR detailed on the investment opportunities in Pharma and IT sectors.
Appreciating the ICT and other policies of the Telangana government, Trey Childress expressed Illinois State’s interest for partnership in the field of Innovation. The Deputy Governor said they heard a lot about T-Hub and said Chicago and Hyderabad share a strong bond and the presence of large number of NRIs is a testimony to this.
The Consul General at Chicago hosted a dinner for the visiting team. Minister then held a series of meetings with heads of several companies. He met Redberry Corporation’s Chairman Deepak Kant, Abaris Capital Advisors President Omer Ahmed, Genesis Pharmaceuticals Chairman Monif Matouk, Safye Holdings CEO Afi Hasan. Digital Healthcare Company Eclat Health Solutions came forward to invest $15m in Telangana providing employment opportunities to around thousand people. Several MoUs were signed with these companies in the presence of KTR. At Indianapolis, KTR met Governor Mike Pence. Later, he attended the Indianpolis-Hyderabad Sister Cities Committee meeting and addressed 500-strong audience of Telangana NRIs.
Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, Industries, Commerce & Power and Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary IT E& C Department accompanied the Minister on the first day. (NSS)