In a first for India, the Telangana State Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC) has been chosen as a leader to launch direct cooperative efforts in sourcing lithium and other essential minerals from Latin American countries through indigenous collaborative partners.
The Honourable Minister of Information Technology and Industries, K T Rama Rao, spoke at the Evolve conference on Advanced Battery Technologies and discussed Telangana’s pioneering efforts to establish a sustainable basis for electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage systems (ESS). He stated that Telangana has taken an unexplored path under his leadership, a trajectory unmatched in ambition and vision among the country’s regions.
Hyderabad has been hailed by the minister as the ideal location for the construction of R&D, design, and engineering facilities. In his speech, he described Telangana’s role as the nation’s leader in innovative development, notably in the area of sustainable and communal mobility, as well as his vision for India’s future. Notably, the Minister identified crucial clusters within the area, highlighting Zaheerabad and Sitarampur as breeding grounds for the manufacturing of electric vehicles and their parts while identifying Enkathala in Vikarabad as the centre of cutting-edge research and innovation.
A significant event occurred when KT Rama Rao, the state’s minister of information technology and industries, officially lay the cornerstone for the groundbreaking of the “E Positive Energy Labs,” a cutting-edge energy research and innovation hub tucked inside the GMR Aerocity. This admirable project, led by Amara Raja, marks a turning point in the development of cutting-edge energy solutions and is a concrete example of the company’s unwavering dedication to innovation and the sustainability ethos.
The prestigious “E Positive Energy Labs” fills a special void as a dynamic catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration and fosters the entrepreneurial spirit within the emerging industry. Notably, this endeavour is included in Amara Raja’s grander scheme, a ‘Giga Corridor’ layout that represents a significant INR 9,500 crore investment. This ambitious proposal includes a cutting-edge research facility as well as a massive Gigafactory at Divitipalli that will be used to produce lithium-ion batteries and cells.
In fact, Telangana’s persistent commitment to the electric vision of a sustainable future is demonstrated by the state’s determined steps towards lithium acquisition and energy innovation.