The per capita income (PCI) of Telangana has touched the Rs 2 lakh mark in the fiscal 2018-19. The Socio-Economic Outlook Report - 2019 shows that the state's average rose from Rs 1,80,697 in the fiscal 2017-18 to Rs 2,05,696 in the 2018-19 financial year, registering a growth of 13.8% at current prices.

Among the 31 districts of Telangana, 26 have literacy rates below the State average of 66.54 percent. According to the ‘Telangana Socio-Economic Outlook 2018’ report released by the government, Hyderabad tops in literacy rate with 83.2 per cent, while Jogulamba Gadwal district stands at the bottom with 49.9 per cent literacy.

Telangana is likely to experience above normal heatwave conditions this year. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the state which falls into the Core Heat Wave zone of India will have maximum temperatures above normal between March and May.

The e-Waste Management Policy outlines the State’s vision to create an aware society which plays an active role in managing e-Waste and assist the highly unsafe unorganized sector transition into the organized sector.

The Telangana government submitted its action plan before the Hyderabad High Court stating that it has formed a committee comprising senior officials of various departments to prepare a comprehensive plan on the lines of heat wave action plans of Gujarat and Odisha to avoid sunstroke deaths in the state.

Telangana is eyeing addition of 2,000 MW wind energy in the next three years and has proposed to offer a set of incentives to developers, including 100 per cent tax refund for inputs and stamp duty for land purchased.

Statistics is the pivotal component for drawing inferences, initiating policy formulations and also for research purposes. In this endeavor, considering the importance of the statistics, this Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES), Government of Telangana has made an attempt to bringing out a publication namely “Economy in Brief – Telangana State, 2015”, containing important statistics on important economic parameters, including certain key demographic and other characters of the state. This is the first publication after formation of the new State.

In a scenario where the publication and dissemination of statistics is decentralized, both vertically and laterally, there is a demand for availability of data from diverse fields, at one place. Directorate of Economics and Statistics, being the nodal agency at the state level has taken steps to cater to such requirement. As a result, the publication “Statistical Year Book 2015” provides both time series and cross sectional data covering various sectors.

Telangana has a vast solar potential with average solar insolation of nearly 5.5 kWh/m2 for more 300 sunshine days. Government of Telangana (GoTS), intends to make use of the positive environment in solar market and push given by GoI for substantially harnessing the solar potential in the state of Telangana.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) of section 63 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (Central Act No.