In partnership with

Times Group

The Times Group is a long standing leader in the print business, as well as an emerging leader in all other forms of media, including radio, TV, magazines, out of home, and more. The Group's key brands include The Times of India, the world's largest broadsheet English daily; The Economic Times, India's largest (and the World's Second Largest) financial daily; Femina, India's largest women's magazine; Filmfare, India's largest English film magazine; Radio Mirchi, India's largest FM radio network; Times Now and ET Now, India's leading English news and business news channels and Zoom a leading general entertainment channel.

Tourism Partner

Telangana Tourism

The Telangana is one of the 29 states in India, located in southern India. Formed in June 2014 as the youngest state in India, from the northwestern part of the Joint State of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana has an area of 112,077 square kilometres (43,273 sq mi), and a population of 35,193,978 (2011 census). It is the twelfth largest state in India, and the twelfth most populated state in India. Its major cities include Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar and Nizamabad. Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north and north west, Chhattisgarh to the north, Karnataka to the west and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south.

Telangana had a history as the Telugu-speaking region of the princely state of Hyderabad, ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad. It joined the Union of India in 1948. In 1956, the Hyderabad state was dissolved as part of the linguistic reorganisation of states and Telangana was merged with former Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh. Following a movement for separation, Telangana was awarded separate statehood on 2 June 2014. Hyderabad will continue to serve as the joint capital city for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for no more than ten years.

Banking Partner

Telangana Grameena Bank

Telangana Grameena Bank was established by amalgamating four RRBs Sponsored by State Bank of Hyderabad, viz. 1) Sri Saraswathi Grameena Bank, Adilabad 2) Sri Satavahana Grameena Bank, Karimnagar 3) Sri Rama Grameena Bank, Nizamabad and 4) Golconda Grameena Bank, Ranga Reddy (Hyderabad) with an aggregate net work of 363 branches. The Area of operation of the Bank covers the districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts of Telangana. The Authorised share capital of the Bank is Rs.5 crores. The paid-up capital is Rs.4 crores which is contributed by Government of India, Sponsor Bank i.e. State Bank of Hyderabad & Government of Telangana in the ratio of 50: 35: 15 respectively.

Silver Partners

Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd

Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd. (HFE), one of the leading Independent Power Producers, is poised to integrate renewable energy in the energy mix of the country by identifying the best solutions and install renewable energy systems bench marked against the best-in-class engineering standards. HFE which came into existence in the year 2012, carries an illustrious legacy of the Hero Group. The company is focused on futuristic and clean energy. HFE has presence in nearly ten states of India with high quality operating asset base of ~260 MW across wind, solar PV (grid connected) & rooftop plants. The company to focus on solar - wind hybrid technology in the near future.


The overall size of energy efficiency market is estimated to be Rs. 74,000 crores. Till now, only 5% of this market has been tapped through ESCO mode mainly in the areas of lighting and some industrial applications and the large-scale implementation of energy efficiency is constrained by a number of important regulatory, institutional and financing barriers. The concept of performance contracting implemented by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) is being increasingly considered as a mechanism to overcome some of the barriers hindering and discouraging the large-scale implementation of energy efficiency projects. However, despite the fact that the potential for application of performance contracting in both the public and private sectors in developing nations is enormous, the growth of the ESCO industry has been particularly slow in the country. In order to develop a viable ESCO industry, Ministry of Power has set up Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture of NTPC Limited, PFC, REC and POWERGRID to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency projects. EESL will work as ESCO, as Consultancy Organization for CDM, Energy Efficiency, etc.; as a Resource Centre for capacity building of SDAs, Utilities, financial institutions, etc. EESL will also lead the market-related actions of the NMEEE. It is registered under the companies Act, 1956 on 10th December 2009 and the commencement of business certificate is obtained on 11th February 2010. It will be the first such company exclusively for implementation of energy efficiency in South Asia and amongst a very few such instances in the world....


Natco Pharma Limited, a pharmaceutical company was incorporated in the year 1981 with a vision of “Making specialty medicines accessible to all". Natco has seven manufacturing facilities spread across India with dedicated modern research laboratories, capabilities in development and manufacturing of complex active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), finished dosage forms, New Drug Development, New chemical entity research, and grown to a sizable of over 4000 employees with a turnover of INR 2000crores.

Today Natco is a significant Indian player in the oncology space. The principle of NATCO, that “No patient goes without medicine for want of money” set the trend of affordable pricing and patient assistance in the Indian oncology market. Apart from oncology, the Company enjoys a presence in neuro-psychiatry, gastroenterology, orthopaedic and anti-asthmatic spaces. Natco extended into the hepatology/virology therapeutic space. NATCO is amongst the first companies to launch the generic versions of Sofosbuvir (SOF) and its combinations in India for the treatment of Hepatitis C. With the affordable pricing of NATCO, therapy benefits would be accessible to all economic strata and even the semi-rural/rural areas of India. Thousands of Liver and Kidney cancer patients are able to realise the benefits of Sorafenib through the efforts taken by NATCO to obtain compulsory license. Sorafenat has also helped to redefine the boundaries of Intellectual Property Rights in the context of life threatening diseases. Sorafenat is made available free to more than 600 poor and deserving patients every year.


HMWSSB was constituted on 1.11.1989 under the provisions of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Act 1989 (Act No . 15 of 1989), with the following Functions & Responsibilities in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Area. The Supply of potable water including planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation & management of water supply system.

Sewerage, Sewerage Disposal and sewerage treatment works including planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation & management of all sewerage and sewerage treatment works.


Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation(TSIIC) , which was established in 2014 is a Telangana State Government undertaking for developing Industrial infrastructure. TSIIC develops Industrial Parks, industrial clusters, sector specific parks, SEZs etc.

TSIIC is identifying and developing potential growth centers in the Telangana State fully equipped with developed plots/sheds, roads, drainage, water, power and other infrastructural facilities; providing social infrastructure, like housing for workers near industrial zones, co-coordinating with the agencies concerned for providing communication, transport and other facilities. The Corporation also has active projects in the Public-Private Partnership Mode.

Associate Partners

Gennex Laboratories Limited

Gennex Laboratories Limited is an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturing company, setup in 1995 with its unit located in IDA Bollaram. Gennex is among the leading 'Vertically Integrated' pharmaceutical companies in India and has a robust product portfolio spread over major product segments encompassing Expectorants, Muscle Relaxants, Analgesic and Anti Fungal. The Vision at Gennex is highly Quality driven with the industry’s best practices in place.

Gennex has a prominent Global presence, own modern state of the art infrastructure, strategic alliances, subsidiaries and joint ventures. Gennex Laboratories is into manufacturing, marketing and export of APIs. All major names in the Pharmaceutical Industry both in India and overseas are enlisted in our clientele with exports spread across 5 continents.


The Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society (TSCO) has been established in the year 2016 duly getting bifurcated from APCO in accordance with the A.P. State Re-organisation Act,2014. There are 380 Primary Handloom Weaver Co-Operative Societies affiliated to TSCO providing work to around 13,000 Handloom Weavers situated in entire Telangana. The main Handloom clusters are Pochampally, Gadwal, Narayanpet and cotton durries from Warangal & bedsheets & towels from Karimnagar etc,. The TSCO possesses 9 outlets located in Northern India and 37 outlets situated in Telangana State.

ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division

ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (ITC-PSPD), is amongst the leading names in the business worldwide. Our innovative solutions to meet a diverse cross-section of packaging and communication needs have helped us carve a unique niche for ourselves. With emphasis on harnessing state-of-the-art technology, we have emerged as the largest manufacturer of Packaging and Graphic Boards in South Asia. In the endeavor to move up the value chain, our portfolio of products and services has consistently grown over the years. Today, our products and pool of knowledge-based services are much sought-after by discerning customers, both in India and internationally, for sustaining and improving their competitiveness.

National Mineral Development Corporation

The NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation) Limited (BSE: 526371, NSE: NMDC) is a state-controlled mineral producer of the Government of India. It is owned by the Government of India and is under administrative control of the Ministry of Steel. It is involved in the exploration of IRON ORE, Copper, Rock Phosphate, Limestone, Dolomite, Gypsum, Bentonite, Magnesite, Diamond, Tin, Tungsten, Graphite etc.

It is India's largest iron ore producer and exporter producing about 30 million tons of iron ore from 3 fully mechanised mines in Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. It also operates the only mechanised diamond mine in the country at Panna in Madhya Pradesh.

Afcons Infrastructure Limited

Afcons Infrastructure Limited, the flagship civil engineering and construction company of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, is one of the pioneers and leaders in infrastructure development. The company is the second largest construction group in India, and, is involved in executing large and complex projects, both at home and overseas.

Over the past five decades, Afcons has consistently earned accolades from many countries and tough MNC clients for successful execution of complex projects in the areas of ; Marine & Industrial, Highways, Bridges, Metro, Tunnels, and Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas platforms.

The company has a transnational presence in almost the entire spectrum of infrastructure activities and is known to be one among the top ten marine contractors worldwide in terms of Engineering, Safety & Quality excellence and on-time delivery.

Afcons maintains highest standards when it comes to safety and quality delivery with conformance to Management Systems like ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007. Afcons stands tall among world-class companies with an ‘AA’ credit rating

Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation

The state of Andhra Pradesh is blessed with major rivers namely Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Vamsadhara and Nagavali apart from 40 medium and minor rivers. The total irrigation potential created is 103.50 Lakh acres under Major, Medium, Minor Irrigation sectors and other schemes

KIS Group

KIS Group is renowned as world leading & Globally most Awarded company in providing sustainable clean technologies for Biogas, Water & Effluent Treatment Plants. Agricultural & Industrial waste water is converted into profitable and green energy resource.

Biogas Power Plants: Our Biogas Projects involve our proven technologies ZPHB™ (Zero Pollution Higher Biogas), Higher Biogas™ & Biopower™. We have 20 Biogas Projects. The biogas generated by waste water is converted into 1 MW power and exported to grid in SIPEF group, similarly 1 MW power is exported to 3.6 MW power generated in Sarimas group and about 22 mw biogas power plants are under construction.

WTP & ETP: Our WTP projects involve RO, UF, DM, UV, Ozonation, Chlorination & combination of these. Under ETP we have Zero Discharge™, Zero Pond™, MBBR, MBR, ASP & SBR Technologies. . We are providing complete turnkey projects on BOT and BOOT basis. We are the only one technology provider in South East Asia providing complete solutions with CDM for Palm Oil Mill Effluents & other Industrial waste water.

HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited

HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) is a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Mittal Energy Investment Pte Ltd, Singapore, a Lakshmi N Mittal Company. Both the JV partners hold a stake of 49% each in the company and the remaining 2% is held by financial institutions. HMEL operates the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery of 9 MMTPA at Bathinda in Punjab. The joint venture partners bring more than four decades of experience in the oil refining industry and expertise in the global industry to the table.


The Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) is a statutory authority entrusted to implement environmental laws and rules within the jurisdiction of the State of Telangana, India. The Board ensures proper implementation of the statutes, judicial and legislative pronouncements related to environmental protection within the State. As per A.P. Re-organization Act, 2014, APPCB was bifurcated and TSPCB was constituted under Sec.4 of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1974 and Section 5 of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1981, on 07-07-2014.

APEPDCL, Visakhapatnam

APEPDCL, Visakhapatnam is the leading Indian power utility serving a consumer base of over 4.97 million spread across five districts in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. It has always been a pioneer in delivering technology centric customer care services to its customers. EPDCL has the lowest AT&C losses and one of the best in terms of operational efficiency.


EPTRI - a state of the art organisation is abreast of wide-ranging concerns regarding environmental conservation and protection from ozone depletion, climate change, integrated environmental strategies to clean development mechanisms. It endeavours to create awareness among communities, civil societies, Government Organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders. It strives to achieve poverty alleviation through employment generation, human development and sustainable environment management.


The erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board which came into existence in 1959 was responsible for Generation,Transmission and Distribution of Electricity. Under Electricity Sector Reforms agenda,Government of Andhra Pradesh promulgated Andhra Pradesh Electricity Reforms Act,1998.The erstwhile APSEB was unbundled into one Generating Company (APGENCO),One Transmission Company(APTRANSCO) and Four Distribution Companies (APDISCOMs) as part of the reform process.

APTRANSCO came into existence on 1.02.1999 From Feb 1999 to June 2005 APTRANSCO remained as Single buyer in the state-Purchasing power from various Generators and selling it to DISCOMs in accordance with the terms and conditions of the individual PPAs at Bulk Supply Tariff (BST) rates.

Subsequently,in accordance with the Third Transfer Scheme notified by GOAP, APTRANSCO ceased to do power trading and has retained powers of controlling system operations of Power Transmission.

National Horticulture Board

National Horticulture Board (NHB) was set up by Government of India in April 1984 on the basis of recommendations of the "Group on Perishable Agricultural Commodities", headed by Dr M.S. Swaminathan, the then Member (Agriculture), Planning Commission, Government of India. The NHB is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, with its headquarters at Gurgaon.


The genesis of Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited [NEDCAP] took place in the year 1986 with the help of Government of Andhra Pradesh. The sole objectives of NEDCAP are to:
  1. Generate electricity through renewable sources like wind and solar on decentralized manner
  2. Conserve energy in rural areas
  3. Import & adopt viable technology & machinery in the areas of Non-conventional energy sources & ensures post installation service
  4. Impart training and to promote research and development in the field of Non-conventional energy sources

Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)

Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) , established in 1964, the Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) was set-up as an autonomous non-profit society at the initiative of Mr. S.S. Khera, ICS (the then Cabinet Secretary, Government of India) and Dr. D.S. Reddy (the then Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University) with the objective of furthering studies, research and consultancy in Management Sciences. Dr. V.V. Ramanadham, the then Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, Osmania University, with the active support and guidance provided by Dr. D.S. Reddy, translated Mr. Khera’s concept into a reality. Shri. K. Madhava Rao, IAS (Retd), President, IPE, had an accomplishment filled tenure as the then Chief Secretary of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. P. Rama Rao, a distinguished scientist, Emeritus President of the institute, was formerly Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Secretary, Department of Ocean Development, Government of India; Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and former Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad. He has recently been appointed a Member of the Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India. He brings with him varied and rich experience to guide the destination of IPE committed to excellence, be it in management education, consultancy, research and training. IPE functions under the aegis of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and the Government of Telangana.

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) is a Company incorporated under Companies Act 1956. The Company was formed after the reorganisation of FCI into 5 Companies. Till 1992, the Company was a wholly owned PSU. During 1992 and 1993, 7.5% of the equity has been disinvested to Financial Institutions, Public etc.


NI-MSME was originally set up as Central Industrial Extension Training Institute (CIETI) in New Delhi in 1960 as a Department under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Government of India. It was decided to keep it free from the tardy and impeding administrative controls and procedures, so that the Institute can play a pivotal role in the promotion of small enterprise. Therefore the Institute was shifted to Hyderabad in 1962, and was renamed as Small Industry Extension Training (SIET) Institute.

SIET, as it was fondly known for over two decades later, is managed by Governing Council, appointed by the Government of India. The Founder-Chairman of SIET is Dr P.C. Alexander, the then Development Commissioner (Small Scale Industries).

Lucas TVS

Lucas TVS was established in 1962 as Joint Venture between Lucas Plc. UK and TVS Group, India. Lucas started operations in India from 1930 as Lucas Indian Service for providing warranty and aftersales service to many of the imported vehicles which carried Lucas parts. Initially with Starters, Dynamos and Distributor products, Lucas TVS, over the years, commenced providing complete system solutions in Auto Electricals, specialized motors for Air Compressors, Stop - Start systems, Engine Cooling modules, Ignition products, Diesel Fuel Injection systems etc.

Lucas TVS develops and integrates their products in the vehicles and equipment, from the design stage onwards and carries out application engineering, development, manufacturing and service. The company developed innovative products, manufacturing systems and processes, which had brought growth in business and this could result in Lucas TVS being one of the few companies in the World to be awarded the Deming Application Prize and the Deming Grand Prize, by Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers and setting benchmarks in the industry.

Lucas TVS relies on investing in both people and infrastructure. Lucas TVS has established R&D and Product Proving and Reliability testing facilities, which have been recognised by the Government of India - Dept. of Science & Technology.

R&D Fund Supported by


National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development bank in India, having headquarters in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and other branches are all over the country. The Committee to Review Arrangements for Institutional Credit for Agriculture and Rural Development (CRAFICARD), set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the chairmanship of Shri B. Sivaraman, conceived and recommended the establishment of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). It was established on 12 July 1982 by a special Act of parliament and its main focus was on upliftment of rural India by increasing the credit flow for elevation of agriculture & rural non farm sector and completed its 34 years on 1 Jan 2016.It has been entrusted with "matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India". RBI sold its stake in NABARD to the Government of India, which now holds 99% stake. NABARD is active in developing financial inclusion policy and is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.

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