5 electronic manufacturing clusters to come up in State

Both Telugu-speaking states doing well on IT front, says Union Minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, on Saturday asserted that five electronic manufacturing clusters would be established in Andhra Pradesh.

Talking to the media on the sidelines of a review meeting with the IT officials, Mr. Prasad said that the first two clusters would be set up in Anantapur and Chittoor (in the integrated business township Sri City) districts. “In addition to these two, three more clusters are in the offing. Among them, two will be set up in Tirupati. There are about 30 companies in the temple city with a turnover of Rs.80 crore. The scenario is good, but we have to work hard,” he said. Mr. Prasad further remarked that the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) programme worked well in plugging the pilferages and ensuring transparency in distribution of subsidy to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts via Aadhaar linkage. Elucidating on the details of the review meet, Mr. Prasad said that both Telugu-speaking states — Andhra Pradesh and Telangana — have been faring well on the information technology front.

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