Andhra Pradesh lounge set up at World Economic Forum turned as a centre of attraction for global delegates with the display of innovative methods and technology being used for development of the state. Anil Sardana, MD and CEO of Adani Transmission said that they would develop district cooling system and connect smart city in Amaravati.
Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh attended the WEF conference along with team of officials. The delegation include Special chief secretary of medical and health Poonam Malakondaiah, special secretary of agriculture B Rajasekhar, Advisor to Govt on agriculture T Vijaykumar, AP Economic Development Board CEO Jasti Krishna Kishore, APIIC MD Ahmed Babu , secretary I&PR B Ramanjaneyulu and advisor to government on health Dr Jitender Sharma.
On the first day of the conference Minister Lokesh is seen busy in interacting with CEOs of various world business groups.
The minister interacted with Anil Sardana, MD and CEO of Adani group and discussed on early completion of the data centre and solar project in AP. Anil Sardana appreciated the pro-active and logical support that was facilitated by Govt of Andhra Pradesh under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Anil Sardana said they chose AP despite of pressures from Maharastra to set up Adani group. He expressed interest to work with Amaravati.
Later the minister Lokesh interacted with WEF Agile Governance Team and discussed on interlinking and upgrading of technology to improve services to people.
Speaking on the occasion the minister stressed the need for upgrading technology to improve government services. He said various issues of people should be solved using technology. He said the Andhra Pradesh government has been extending people friendly services through real time governance. He said the state government has been extending services including soil testing, water levels in reservoirs, ground water levels and weather forecasting using real time governance. He said a call centre was set up in real time governance to register and resolve the grievances of people in real time.
The minister said the Andhra Pradesh government has been degitalising the land records and using block chain technology to prevent tampering of land records. With the cooperation of Milinda Gates foundation soil testing programme is being organised using drones. He said the CM core dash board will provide information of various departments in real time. He said the state government has been making efforts to simply the distribution of certificates through e-Pragati.
Later the IT minister interacted with Wipro Ltd strategy officer and NASCOM executive council chairman Rishad Premji and discussed on innovation and changing technologies. He said Atal Tinkering labs and hackathons are being organised in AP to promote innovative ideas among students.