Telangana appoints Sania as state’s brand ambassador

KCR plans to make 3 lakh acres land immediately available to industries .

Written by Janyala Sreenivas | Hyderabad | Updated: July 23, 2014 10:19 am
sania480 Telangana chief minister Mr K Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a cheque Rs.1 crore to Sania Mirza in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

Tennis player Sania Mirza was appointed brand ambassador of Telangana by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday and was given a cheque of Rs 1 crore, which the Chief Minister said is for training and preparation purposes for upcoming tournaments.

As the brand ambassador of Telangana, Mirza is expected to promote the new state’s interests in India and abroad. “Telangana is proud of Sania Mirza, a true Hyderabadi. In international tennis, she is ranked No. 5 and we wish she becomes No. 1 very soon,’’ Rao said while felicitating her at an interaction session with various industry representatives.

Rao interacted with representatives of industry bodies like CII, FICCI, Assocham, and small and medium enterprises to get their views for shaping the industrial policy of Telangana, which he said would be announced by August-end.

Rao said his government will make 20 lakh acres uncultivable land available to the industry.

“A survey has been started to identify land that we can offer for setting up new industries. There is plenty of uncultivable land. At least 3 lakh acres is available, which will be given immediately for setting up industries,’’ he added.

The survey has been taken up by Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSIIDC), which will submit its report by the end of this month.

The Chief Minister said the government will start single window clearances for new industries and projects coming in.

“We will ensure that everything happens very quickly and the process will be hassle free. We will also ensure a corruption-free environment,’’ the CM assured the industry representatives.

“Singapore has the best single window clearance system. I assure you that Telangana will have a better single window clearance policy. I will myself invite investors receive their proposals and within a few days, I will hand over all the necessary clearances and permissions to them. They don’t have to approach any other office,” the CM said.

The TRS government will also give 100 per cent stamp duty waiver to new industries ready to invest Rs 200 crore in the state, thus, redefining ‘mega industry’ status which has to be Rs 250 crore investment and above to be eligible for cent per cent stamp duty waiver.

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  1. A
    Jul 24, 2014 at 11:55 am
    disappointing to see such selfish, narrow minded politicans on the helm of affairs!Ms. Mirza could not find a match among Indians.......
  2. K
    Kidambi Anandagopalan
    Jul 23, 2014 at 9:53 am
    After marrying to stani cricketer is Sania living in Hyderabad or stan? Does she know anything about Telangana? What TRS wants to achieve by making Sania as ambador for Telangana? So many families have lost their relatives in the fight for Telangana - they are not ambadors for Telangana - yes KCR has martyred them. KCR terms Sania as a Hyderabadi but she was born in Mumbai and now lives between Hyderabad and Dubai
  3. R
    Jul 23, 2014 at 6:23 am
    Will anyone ask from This of My accountability for this money?These bas@@@@@ per public money just to have an eye candy.Even the best taker seems to be shameless.
  4. 007
    Jul 23, 2014 at 3:26 am
    kcr should have appointed her husband also a amboder
  5. S
    Sachin jagade
    Jul 23, 2014 at 2:08 am
    There are many deserving persons in Telengana who could have been nominated as b ambador. Here's a person who marries some one across the border. Her husband belongs to a terrorist nation which has been bleeding India for long. Amazing what a person will do for getting political benefits. Reeks if minority appeat.
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