Chandrababu Naidu chants innovation mantra; to focus on electronics & IT

Andhra Pradesh Government would focus on electronics and IT industry in the next few years as it aims to create jobs for five lakh people, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said on Monday.

The State is working towards formulating new policies for IT, electronics and innovation to meet different needs in technology sector, he said, speaking at convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) in Hyderabad.

“The new IT policy would emphasise on the need for mega infrastructure, quality human resources and good governance,” a release from the Advisor (Communications) to Andhra Pradesh Government quoted him as saying at the function.

He said start-ups will get a major boost in the upcoming innovation policy. Focus would also be on companies using SMAC (social media, mobile, analytics and cloud and IOT (Internet of Things) technologies.

He said society must be driven by innovation. “A small city like Tel Aviv (in Israel) stands second only to Silicon Valley in degree of innovation. We, too, can create innovation—driven cities given the abundant talent and entrepreneurship we have in A.P.”

Mr. Naidu said his vision is to develop Andhra Pradesh into a knowledge society of a global repute, with a focus on enhancing the quality of life of its citizens through high-quality education and incorporating technology.

The Government would support setting up of premier IT institutes in A.P. in partnership with top firms and foreign varsities. It would focus on fabless semi-conductor industry, manufacturing of electronic goods and components, he said.