Mayor Ballard with Mayor Reddy of Hyderabad, during her 2010 visit to Indianapolis.
Indianapolis is a growing leader in the Information Technology (IT) sector, and therefore Mayor Ballard sought a partnership with the city of Hyderabad, India, which is home to a rapidly growing IT sector. During the Mayor's April, 2010 development trip he and his delegation cultivated relationships with leaders in India's IT, agricultural, and bio-technology sectors. As the world becomes increasingly dependent on the high-speed dissemination of information, Indianapolis' close ties with Hyderabad will allow both cities to remain competitive well into the 21st century.
Hyderabad is the financial, economic, and political capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. As a growing hub for the IT industry, a more modern lifestyle and culture has taken root in the Hyderabad community. Many notable educational institutions are based in the city including three central universities, two deemed universities, and six state universities. It is a growing hub for motorsports events with organizations like the Andhra Pradesh motor sports club, which has organized popular events such as the Deccan 1/4 Mile Drag, TSD Rallies, and the 4x4 Off Road, and draw in participants from all over India. Hyderabad has a tropical climate; with hot summers from February to June, the monsoon season from June to October, and a pleasant winter from October to February.
Hyderabad – US Consulate: http://hyderabad.usconsulate.gov/
Major Industries: Information Technology, Biotechnology, Real Estate, Service Industry
Also known as the City of Pearls and Cyberabad, Hyderabad is the sixth largest city in India. Located at the crossroads of northern and southern India, Hyderabad boasts a huge economy.