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Hyderabad: Telangana’s industrial policy TS-iPass is one of the best in the country and industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working with the State government to attract more investments in textiles, electronics and pharma sectors, said CII southern region chairman C K Ranganathan.

CII is working with the State Government and industry for boosting demand, facilitating private and public investment, job creation and increasing demand for exports, he said in a virtual session on `Key Priorities for 2021-22′.

Advocating continued engagement with districts to promote industrial growth and job creation in tier II towns, he said CII had earlier brought out District Development Plans for Warangal and Nizamabad to promote them as investment destinations.

‘Make in Telangana’, the CII’s flagship initiative together with the Telangana Government to showcase products and services of Telangana, will be held in November last week. It is also working with the Government for strengthening the IPR ecosystem in Telangana, registration of geographical indications for horticulture products, and also for a State IP Policy, he said.

During Covid, the Telangana Government acted quickly to implement a work-from-home programme across industries. It took care that essential services and manufacturing segments were not affected due to the Covid restrictions. In case of a third wave, the Government should implement the lockdown in advance but should focus on micro-management rather than opting for a blanket lockdown. This will save lives and protect the livelihoods of people, he suggested.

CII donated 17 ventilators, about 20,000 N95 masks and 100 oxygen concentrators apart from helping select government hospitals to set up oxygen generation plants. It also donated four vehicles to be used as ambulance for children, he said adding that the industry body will launch a pilot of Light House, a business strategies mentoring programme for MSMEs, in Telangana soon.

CII Telangana Chairman Sameer Goel said that Telangana’s Electric Vehicles, Logistics, Food Processing, IT/ITES policies along with sectoral policies have provided confidence among industry. The State with its many incubators and research institutions is now among the startup friendly States. He also mentioned that CII is organising programmes suiting requirements of MSMEs.

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