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Hyderabad, October 7, 2015: A host of startups, Telangana government officials and Microsoft experts took part in a Smart City Startups Conclave to map smart solutions for cities in Telangana.

In a first-ever effort of its kind, Microsoft facilitated the workshop, in the presence of K. Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology, and Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary for Information Technology, Government of Telangana.

On this occasion K. Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for Information Technology, Government of Telangana, also launched “Accelerate India - Technology for Growth”, a concept note with solutions available for smart cities from a total of 21 startups. Addressing the conclave, the Minister said, “We are committed to the welfare of our citizens by expanding the opportunities for e-governance, citizen services and economic growth in Telangana.

Developing smart cities is important to drive the state’s growth. With this focus , we are pleased to partner with Microsoft India to leverage its technology offerings and expertise to help transform Telangana into a sustainable and competitive state that cares for its citizens.

According to Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary for Information Technology, Government of Telangana,“We believe it is becoming increasingly important to leverage technology as an enabler of constant modernization.We are excited to partner with Microsoft to look at ways of transforming Telangana into a smart and competitive state that cares for its citizens. Over the course of the next few months, we look forward to working with Microsoft and various start-up partners, on solutions across areas that will help us keep the citizen at the center of our development and fulfil our smart city vision.”