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India’s youngest state Telangana will see Birth of 21 new Districts on Dussehra

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will formally inaugurate Siddipet district, being carved out of existing Medak district

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October 11, 2016: Telangana will see the birth of 21 new districts on Tuesday, taking the total number of districts in India’s youngest state to 31.

The new districts will formally come into being from Dussehra on Tuesday and their number became clear on Monday when the government released the list.

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The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government said reorganisation of districts will help take the administration to people.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will formally inaugurate Siddipet district, being carved out of existing Medak district.

Telangana Assembly S. Madhusudhana Chary will inaugurate Jayashankar district while Council Chairman K. Swamy Goud will launch Jangaon district. Both these districts are being carved out of the existing Warangal district.

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Warangal Rural, another district being carved out of existing Warangal, will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari.

Another Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahamood Ali will inaugurate Jagitial district, being created out of existing Karimnagar district.

Sixteen other districts will also be inaugurated simultaneously by the ministers. These districts are; Yadadri, Peddapally, Kamareddy, Medak, Mancherial, Vikarabad, Rajanna, Asifabad, Suryapet, Kothagudem, Nirmal, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubabad, Jogulamba and Medchal (Malkajgiri).

Barring Hyderabad, the existing 10 districts have been split into three or four districts.

The government last month issued draft notification for creating 17 new districts but later decided to create four more districts in view of strong demands from various sections.

Though the protests were on for the creation of more districts in different parts of the state, the government made it clear that there will be no further addition.

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On an average, each district will have population of two lakh to four lakh families, except Hyderabad where the number is much large.

The chief minister said that the purpose of creating new districts is to improve governance, bring transparency and ensure better delivery of welfare schemes.

“The district collectors will have details of all families on their fingertips,” he said. (IANS)

  • Diksha Arya

    Well more districts will definitely ensure proper administration…

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Telangana To Declare 2020 as The Year of Artificial Intelligence: Report

This was announced by Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao during a meeting with NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh

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The IT minister said the state government was happy to collaborate with NASSCOM in bridging the skill gap in the emerging tech sectors to bring Artificial Intellegence. Pixabay

The Telangana government will declare 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to promote its use in various sectors such as agriculture, urban transportation and healthcare.

This was announced by Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao during a meeting with NASSCOM President Debjani Ghosh here on Friday.

The minister announced that the government would organise a series of events throughout the year centred around the AI theme.

KTR, as the minister is popularly known, highlighted the various initiatives taken by the state government in the areas of emerging technologies.

“Telangana government is continuing to attract investors from marquee companies which are setting up their R&D and technology development centres in emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, machine learning, cyber security and blockchain,” KTR said.

The IT minister said the state government was happy to collaborate with NASSCOM in bridging the skill gap in the emerging tech sectors.

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The Telangana government will declare 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to promote its use in various sectors such as agriculture, urban transportation and healthcare. Pixabay

Ghosh said that NASSCOM would be delighted to collaborate with government of Telangana in launching AI applications in various sectors and also creating an ecosystem for startups to implement these AI applications.

Ghosh informed that NASSCOM is proactively preparing a list of new job roles getting created in the emerging technology space. She said that NASSCOM would also be interested in partnering with the Telangana government on the open data initiative and also in skilling youngsters in data sciences.

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Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Director, Emerging Technologies, Rama Devi, and Director, Digital Media, Dileep Konatham were also present in the meeting. (IANS)