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Business News/ Photos / Telangana, India’s newest state, is born

Telangana, India’s newest state, is born

India's 29th state, Telangana, was officially born after a decades-old struggle, with Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao becoming the state's first chief minister. Amidst the many birth pangs there is a lot to look forward to

Onlookers watch as fireworks explode to celebrate the birth of India’s 29th state, Telangana, in Hyderabad in the wee hours of June 2, 2014. AFP

1/8Onlookers watch as fireworks explode to celebrate the birth of India’s 29th state, Telangana, in Hyderabad in the wee hours of June 2, 2014. AFP

A mix of the iconic arch of the Kakatiya dynasty that once ruled the region, and Charminar, will form the official logo of Telangana state. PTI

2/8A mix of the iconic arch of the Kakatiya dynasty that once ruled the region, and Charminar, will form the official logo of Telangana state. PTI

A hoarding of TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao, depicted as Hindu god Lord Krishna, is carried byTRS party supporters in a victory procession. Rao will be the first chief minister of the new state.AFP

3/8A hoarding of TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao, depicted as Hindu god Lord Krishna, is carried byTRS party supporters in a victory procession. Rao will be the first chief minister of the new state.AFP

A file photo of the Andhra Secretariat. Flower pots will temporarily separate the Telangana Secretariat and the Andhra Secretariat.

4/8A file photo of the Andhra Secretariat. Flower pots will temporarily separate the Telangana Secretariat and the Andhra Secretariat.

Telangana is rich in natural resources. Two major rivers, the Godavari and the Krishna, run across the state of Telangana.  AFP

5/8Telangana is rich in natural resources. Two major rivers, the Godavari and the Krishna, run across the state of Telangana. AFP

About 45% of the forest area of Andhra Pradesh, and 20% of India’s coal deposits lie in Telangana. AFP

6/8About 45% of the forest area of Andhra Pradesh, and 20% of India’s coal deposits lie in Telangana. AFP

Hyderabad will be the shared capital for 10 years. A gleaming IT hub, Hyderabad has 80-90% of jobs of the region, a major source of discontent. The new capital of Andhra is expected to come up somewhere near Vijayawada and Guntur.

7/8Hyderabad will be the shared capital for 10 years. A gleaming IT hub, Hyderabad has 80-90% of jobs of the region, a major source of discontent. The new capital of Andhra is expected to come up somewhere near Vijayawada and Guntur.

The historic Thousand Pillar temple in Warangal District, Hyderabad, which will go to Telangana. However, Andhra will get to keep the port city of Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, the richest temple town in India. AFP

8/8The historic Thousand Pillar temple in Warangal District, Hyderabad, which will go to Telangana. However, Andhra will get to keep the port city of Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, the richest temple town in India. AFP

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