The Telangana Minister for Industries and IT, Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao launched four new sectoral policies, under their IT policy, in Hyderabad yesterday. The policies; Data Centres Policy, Open Data Policy, Cyber Security Policy and Data Analytics Policy; formulated by the state’s IT, E&C Department cover a number of emerging technologies and aim to bring sector-specific policies so as to position the State as a leader within the country.

Speaking on the occasion, KTR said, “Following the remarkable success of the ICT Policy Launch in April this year, the department has finalized allied policies on Data Centres, Open Data, Cyber Security, and Data Analytics, taking the count to a total of eight allied policies so far. Another two policies on IoT and Smart Technologies and e-Waste Management will be released within two months, completing the entire stack of allied policies. I can proudly say that Telangana is the only State with such a comprehensive set of policies, which reflects the State’s clarity of vision and direction.”