Indo-French Relations Improve With French Shops in Telangana : Jupally

HYDERABAD: Welcoming the 44-member French delegation led by Paul Hermelin, special representative for Economic Relations with India and Francois Richier, ambassador of France in India, Industries Minister Jupally Krishna Rao stated that TelanganaA�is top destination in the country for setting up industries.

The minister said that under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao, a single window policy has been formulated for prospective industrialists across the globe to set up their units in the a�?Goldena�? Telangana State. He said the industrialists would be welcomed with a red carpet right from the airport with no red tape and graft-free process that will be completed within 15 days.

The minister showcased the ecological features of Hyderabad stating that it was located in Deccan Plateau with minimal exposure to earthquakes and suitable weather conditions. Many major IT companies,such as WIPRO, Infosys, Microsoft, TCS, have established their offices and many others are in process of setting up their offices in Hyderabad, he said.

Reputed Pharma companies have also come forward for setting up of their offices in the Telangana State. The minister has requested the delegation to establish industries and strengthen the relations further. He also stated that the Indo-French relationship would improve bilaterally with the French setting shops in Telangana and hoped that in future when the French visited Telangana, they would feel like they are in Paris.

Richier remarked that the interaction is an excellent platform to exchange ideas and understanding the facilities being accorded. He said this would lead to better economic development and cooperation in various fields. He opined that this is a good initiation and would pave way for better investments in Telangana State.

Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma said the Telangana Government has initiated many flagship programs duly focusing on urban-infra projects, uninterrupted power supply, Telangana Drinking Water Supply Project and implementing many welfare programs for the poor.

Assuring safety and security of the people, the government has focused its attention by giving top priority to public safety duly placing high security cameras at all vulnerable places, he said. He stressed the need for opportunities in waste management, improvement in public transport system, and so on.

Heads of various multimodal transport systems like Alstorm Transport, Dassault Systems, Egis, Jcdecaux, Keolis, Lumiplan, Poma Group, Ratp Transdev, systra, Thales, Vossloh Cogifer,A�Energy and Power companies like ACME, Citelum, Engie (GDF SUEZ), Schneider Electric, Total India, Solairedirect, French companies representingA�planning and urban design & security, information and communication, housing and building took part in the meeting. They will visit the concerned departmentsA�on Thursday and have talks with the officials concerned.

Principal secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, principal secretary TR&B, special commissioner HMDA, CMD TRANSCO and GENCO, secretary for Pollution Control Board, police commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad and other officials of various important departments were present during the meeting and highlighted their departmental initiatives for setting up of industries in Telangana State. (NSS)

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