KTR writes a Letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Telangana's Minister for Information Technology, K.T. Rama Rao, has written a letter to the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, expressing serious objections to the proposed establishment of Data Embassies in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT city) as part of the Budget proposal. The Minister cited "huge risks" associated with establishing International Data Embassies at a single location, particularly in a state that is highly susceptible to earthquakes.
In his letter, the Minister also drew attention to the advantages that Hyderabad offers as an ideal location for data centres. He argued that Hyderabad boasts a robust infrastructure, including reliable power supply and high-speed internet connectivity, making it an attractive location for data centres.
The Minister also raised concerns about the security implications of establishing the Data Embassies in a state that shares a border with another country. He suggested that the interests of the client countries should be taken into account when selecting the location of the Data Embassies.