Telangana seeks NITI Aayog support for photonics efforts

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on January 23, 2018

The Telengana Government has asked NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) to support its move to become a manufacturing hub for photonics.

Photonics is expected to largely supplant electronics in computing and processors due to looming physical limitations in electronics. The discourse of CMOS rooted, silicon chip is going to be transformed for a huge paradigm shift which could be the next revolution in technology sphere.

A delegation from Telangana has made a presentation to NITI Aayog officials in New Delhi on Friday on the opportunities in this evolving segment.

“It’s a fact that India has missed the bus of Industrial revolution and chip based computing revolution of 1970s. Photonics offers India to lead into the next revolution,” a spokesperson said on the opportunity after meeting the NITI officials.

“We would like to lead the way for India and the world by building dedicated manufacturing facilities for photonics technology and creating continuum of skill development and education growth in the field,” a Telangana Government statement said, quoting the spokesperson.

The delegation said photonics would fit well into several national initiatives such as Make in India, cyber security, smart cities and digital India. “Photonics can provide better alternative in various technological areas for tremendous efficiency and cost arbitrage,” the statement said.

The delegation included B V Papa Rao, former bureaucrat and Advisor to the Telangana Chief Minister, Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary (Information Technology), Nishanth Dongari of IIT Hyderabad and P Madhav CEO of Photonics Valley Corporation (PVC), a non- profit entity.

“Telangana does not intend to miss the bus on global Photonics discourse, Madhav said.

Published on April 24, 2015

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