AP to generate 2 lakh jobs in electronics and IT in 2 yrs
The Dollar Business Bureau
Andhra Pradesh will create about two lakh jobs in the field of electronics manufacturing and information technology (IT) sector in the coming two years, said the state’s IT minister Nara Lokesh.
“In order to fulfil the target, the focus will be on manufacturing medical devices, in addition to the manufacturing of consumer durables and mobile phones” Lokesh, who is the son of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and holds the portfolio of Panchayati Raj said.
He met Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Information Technology on Wednesday and asked for his assistance in a variety of IT-related projects which are in the pipeline and have the possibility to create jobs.
“The Union minister assured us help as Andhra Pradesh is growing fast in both the sectors (electronics manufacturing and IT) with large investments pouring in,” Lokesh said.
He also extended the invitation to Prasad for inaugurating six IT companies in Andhra Pradesh in the next six months.
In addition, he also held discussions with drone-making firms and the Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the apex body of mobile industry consisting of manufacturers of mobile, brand owners, distributors and others, for attracting further investments in the state.
During the interactions, we have received good reactions, suggestions and feedback from the ICA,” Lokesh said.
Last week, he had said that Andhra Pradesh government is committed to creating six lakh jobs in different sectors by 2019 in the state.