Hyderabad: During the inauguration of the Hyderabad Chapter of the American India Foundation on Wednesday, IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao highlighted the significant advancements made by the Telangana state government in public education, health, and livelihood over the past eight years.
Rama Rao expressed that Hyderabad was a favorable selection for AIF, stating that the cultural connections between the US and India, as well as the US and Hyderabad, are extensive. He noted that the Hyderabad consulate has the highest number of student visa issuances in the country, and there are already significant enterprise-to-enterprise and people-to-people bonds between the US and Hyderabad. Rama Rao anticipates that the philanthropic engagement of the AIF Hyderabad Chapter will elevate these ties to a higher level.
Rao pointed out that there are more than 500 US entrepreneurs in Hyderabad, and he frequently meets with them. He also highlighted the city’s accomplishments, such as attracting over 20 marquee Fortune 500 companies, including global leaders like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Meta. Hyderabad is home to Amazon’s largest campus in the world, as well as the second-largest campuses of other companies like Apple, Google, and Meta outside of the US. Additionally, companies like Microsoft, Uber, Micron, Salesforce, and Qualcomm also have a significant presence in Hyderabad.
Rama Rao outlined the public health, education, and livelihood priorities of the Telangana state government, stating that it has the highest number of doctors and beds in the government sector. The government is also establishing medical colleges, hospitals, and nursing colleges in every district. Rama Rao noted that the state has been successful in reducing the infant and maternal mortality rates, which are much lower than the national average, and increasing institutional deliveries throughout the state.