The number of districts in Telangana rose to 33 with two new districts coming into being on Sunday.
A final notification was issued by the Revenue Department about the creation of two new districts – Mulugu and Narayanpet.
While Mulugu has been carved out of Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, Narayanpet came into being with the division of the existing Mahabubnagar district.
This followed demands from the local people. The in-charge district collectors of the two new districts on Sunday inaugurated the collectors’ offices. Local public representatives attended the functions.
It had 10 districts when it came into being as India’s 29th state on June 2, 2014, after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh.
The Bitfury Group, the largest full-service blockchain technology company in the world, will establish a Blockchain research and innovation centre in Hyderabad.
Bitfury, a billion-dollar tech giant on Saturday entered into a partnership with Telangana’s Blockchain District in this regard.
It will also offer courses, necessary incubation and mentoring support to all associated members.
Blockchain District on Saturday forged new partnerships with Bitfury and Indian School of Business (ISB).
ISB will be offering co-working space, access to investor network, business expertise and many more benefits to Blockchain District startups.
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Infornation Technology, Electronics and Communications Department, Government of Telangana launched Blockchain District logo and website on the occasion.
Ranjan said that after several rounds of consultations with industry and academia, the government conceptualized Blockchain District, which aims to be among the world’s top 10 leading Blockchain technology ecosystem by proactively driving key initiatives for developing talent pool, infrastructure, research and innovation and community building.
“Blockchain District provides a platform which enables the stakeholders to collaborate, co-create and build solutions in blockchain technology, which today is at a nascent stage, but has enormous potential in the coming years,” said Ranjan.
“Telangana being the hub of innovation and technology would always strive to be the first mover in tech-domains,” he added.
Government of Telangana, IIITH, C-DAC and Tech Mahindra are the founding members of Blockchain District.