The Telangana government has launched ‘Telangana Chamber of Events Industry’ in order to bring professionalism into yet unorganized events industry.
K T Rama Rao, the minister for IT and Panchayat Raj, has formally launched the Chambers in an event in Hyderabad on Wednesday. He said, “Today we have countries and cities that are thriving on tourism and hospitality. Hyderabad cannot be just about culture. It has to be about everything and this is a step in that direction. Companies that want to set up shop are not just looking for the right policies or land allotments. They are looking for things beyond the mundane. They want a cosmopolitan climate for their employees. Hyderabad is already the conventions capital of the country and we want it to be the events capital as well,” said the minister.
Mr Rao also announced a ‘Sigle-Window’ System for clearance and permission for this sector.
Meanwhile, the representatives of event industry requested the minister to to make Hyderabad Police an approachable event-friendly department. Mr Rao replied that a meeting of the events industry body will be organised with the police force so that they can reach a mutual understanding on related issues.
So far, 157 events have been lined up for the ‘Happening Hyderabad’ programme launched by the state government, which aims to hold a big event every week in the city.
Speaking about the proposed Hyderabad Habitat Centre, an art and culture hub, minister said, “The centre will come up on the west of the city, near the IT City, somewhere near Khanamet. It will be developed with an outlay of `100 crore and we would like to see it as a culture, theatre, art and literature hub”.