"Telangana will be the first state in the country to announce a culinary policy. The policy has been sent to the Chief Minister for approval and may be announced in November," state tourism secretary Burra Venkatesham said.
"The objective is to promote our state through its culinary arts, festivals and culture. We are also working on exclusive 'Telangana Restaurants' by (involving) the private sector," an official release quoted him as saying.
The proposed policy contemplates tax incentives for these restaurants for five years. In case of the restaurants outside the state, there will be cash incentives, Mr Venkatesham said.
"We would like to see exclusive Telangana Restaurants come up all over the world," he said, adding 99 per cent of the population of Telangana are non-vegetarian.
On October 8, 'Maha Bathukamma Festival' will be held at Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad, where 10,000 women will participate, Mr Venkatesham said.
Mr Ramulu said the festival will be used to promote the state in a big way.