HYDERABAD:The city’s software companies should participate actively in government programmes, minister for IT and panchayat raj KT Rama Rao has said.
He was speaking at the second Annual CSR Summit of Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA) here on Wednesday.
Claiming that the government had successfully dealt with the issue of erratic power supply and initiated several major projects to develop roads and infrastructure as well as drinking water supply, the minister said a massive green drive, Harita Haaram, and revival of a network of tanks through Mission Kakatiya had been taken up on priority.
“We are extremely happy to see the kind of initiatives which the IT sector has taken up for uplifting the underprivileged. We are sure the industry will play an important role in supporting the government in its mission to provide better living conditions for everybody,” the minister said. The focus of this year’s event is on the role of IT/ITeS industry in the development if sustainable/ holistic community through empowerment, inclusiveness and education.
ITE&C secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that a Green IT Committee for promoting eco-friendly practices in the IT corridor has been set up.
HYSEA president Ramesh Loganathan said, “The objective of this event is to acquaint the member-companies with the new Companies Act, 2013 relating to CSR and how effectively they can invest their efforts.” He said HYSEA was overwhelmed with the support the recent CSR initiatives had received from the industry.