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Telangana government unveils New Industrial Policy

Telangana government has unveiled New Industrial Policy 2015 to boost industrial activity and employment opportunities in the state.

It was unveiled by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad.

Key facts about Telangana’s New Industrial Policy

  • Focuses to give quick, time-bound and transparent approvals for setting up projects in the state.
  • Establishment of a single window clearance system and give clearances in 2 weeks for mega projects. Penal action against officials for delaying the process of applications.
  • Prescribes norms for giving permissions to Mega project proposals with investments of Rs. 200 crore and above, large project proposals with investment of Rs 10 crore-Rs 200 crore and small and medium project proposals.
  • Self-certification system has been framed for industrialists. It will be backed by the Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self Certification System (TS-iPASS).
  • 14 identified core areas for a focused approach are Life Sciences, Information Technology, Aerospace, Pharma, textiles, minerals automobiles and transportation and logistics.
  • Special incentives for entrepreneurs belonging to women and SC and STs.
  • Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) will secure statutory clearances for the Industrial Parks.
  • To develop Industrial Townships to make it easier to get to work.

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Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passes away

Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana after a brief illness. He was 87.

About Dasaradhi Rangacharya

  • Dasaradhi was on 24 August 1928 in Khammam District erstwhile Hyderabad State now in Telangna.
  • Hyderabad liberation Struggle: He had actively participated in fight against the Nizam’s autocratic rule and also took part in the Telangana Armed Struggle till Hyderabad was liberated in Operation Polo.
  • Work: He had written number of books highlighting the life and agony of the people at the grass roots level especially in the then Telangana region.
  • His novels Chillara Devullu (The Lesser Deities)-1969, Moduga Poolu (Fire Flowers)-1971 are well known for influencing Telugu people against oppression by the rulers.
  • He also had translated all four Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata into Telugu. His autobiography was Jeevanayanam.
  • Awards: He was awarded Sahitya Academy award for Chillara Devullu.

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