ITC eyes Telangana for paper unit; Microsoft to expand ops

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: Jul 15 2014, 17:10pm hrs
Telangana newsK Chandrasekhar Rao said his government is ready to provide adequate land. (Reuters)
Diversified group ITC today expressed willingness to set up a paper manufacturing unit in Telangana with an investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

This was conveyed by top officials of ITC to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao during a meeting here, said an official release.

Expressing happiness over the move, Rao said his government is ready to provide adequate land for establishing the plant, the release from Chief Minister's Office said.

Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik, who also met the Chief Minister, said the company would like to expand its activities in the newly-created State, it said.

Hinduja Group Chairman Ashok Hinduja also called on Rao.

Noting that the Telangana government is in the process of formulating an industrial policy, the Chief Minister said he would interact further with the industrialists after the policy is ready, the release added.