Left Menu
Development News Edition

Goa stops allotment of land; to formulate industrial policy

PTI | Panaji | Updated: 13-06-2019 20:33 IST | Created: 13-06-2019 20:30 IST
Goa stops allotment of land; to formulate industrial policy
(Representative Image) Image Credit: Wikipedia

Goa government has decided to freeze allotment of land for new industrial investments till the State formulates the policy giving direction to the sector. It has sought details from state-run Industrial Development Corporation, about the availability of land bank with Goa government, which could be disbursed to the industries in future, State Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters here.

He said that till government gets proper data of the land available and formulates the policy for the industrial sector, there would be no further allocation of lands. Rane, who was allotted industries department during the recent portfolio distribution by the chief minister, has said that industrial policy would be framed by engaging the experts from the field. The minister stated that the details of the land bank would be shared with state governments Investment Promotion Board (IPB), which is an agency to approve new investments in Goa. He said that the industrial clusters would be formed in the State on lines with the policy of union government.

We will go ahead with the forward thinking and proper vision, he said. While stating that Industrial growth in Goa is a challenge, Rane said that the State will encourage setting up industries in the interior parts of Goa that will generate much-needed employment avenues for the locals. He said that State government will allot land to the industries with the condition that they should provide employment to the locals and also regularize them in services as permanent staffers. We are contemplating to give additional benefits to the people who set up industry in the interior parts of Goa, he said.

He also said that on lines with Maharashtra chief ministers action, Goa will also set up war rooms comprising of IITians, who will advise ministers on different policies. Rane said that he has already set up a four-member war room to advise him in his portfolios of Health, Industries, Law and Women and Child Development.



Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...


Latest News

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. Glee star Naya Rivera presumed drowned as search continues for bodyFormer Glee star Naya Rivera is presumed to have drowned while boating on a lake near Los Angeles, authorities said on ...

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Indias Biocon secures approval to use drug on coronavirus patientsIndias Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients s...

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Ex-wife or friend defecated in their bed in fitting end to marriage, Depp tells courtMovie star Johnny Depp told Londons High Court on Friday that his ex-wife Amber Heard or her f...

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Scientists focus on how immune system T cells fight coronavirus in absence of antibodiesAs scientists question whether the presence, or absence, of antibodies to the novel coronavirus c...

Give Feedback