Last updated on May, 17 2021
Telangana State Report | March, 2021
Telangana was formed in June 2014 with Hyderabad as its capital. The state was formed as a result of the split of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh state. The state is land locked by (new) Andhra Pradesh to the south and the east, Maharashtra and Karnataka to the west, and Odisha and Chhattisgarh to the north.
Telangana's Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) expanded at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.10% (in Rupee terms) to reach Rs. 9.78 trillion (US$ 134.78 billion) between 2015-16 and 2020-21. Tertiary sector has been the largest sector, growing at a CAGR of 13.16% (in rupee terms) between 2011-12 and 2020-21, accounting for 60.35% share of the overall GSDP.
As of February 2021, the total installed power capacity in Telangana was 16,931.08 MW. Of this, 8,223.65 MW was contributed by state utilities, 6,531.28 MW (private utilities) and 2,176.15 MW (central utilities). Thermal power was the largest contributor to the state’s total installed capacity with 9,941.19 MW, followed by hydropower (2,479.93 MW), renewable energy (4361.23 MW) and nuclear power (148.73 MW).
The capital city of Hyderabad is a hub for information technology (IT) and pharmaceutical sectors. Hyderabad was ranked second among the top 20 global cities in JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) 2019. IT & ITeS export from Telangana grew at a CAGR of 10.55% to reach Rs. 1,09,219 crore (US$ 15.63 billion) in 2018-19. Leading IT companies like Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft hold significant presence in Hyderabad.
As of October 2020, Telangana had 34 operational SEZs, 56 notified SEZs and 63 formally approved SEZs.
Hyderabad also account for approximately 20% of India's total pharma export. The state government plans to set up a pharma city and promote public private partnership to develop the state's pharma sector.
The Central Government recently announced formation of an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) near Hyderabad. With the establishment of the ITIR, the Government plans to generate 1.5 million direct and 5.3 million indirect jobs in the IT sector in the next five years.
According to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow in Telangana totalled US$ 1,539.82 million during October 2019 and December 2020.
* - Includes drug formulation, biologicals, residual chemical and allied products, bulk drug and drug immediate, organic chemicals and other miscellaneous chemicals, **- As per 2nd advance estimate