Cabinet clears IT startup policy, convention centre

13 Sep 2017 08:06 PM

The cabinet on Wednesday cleared the IT centric Goa start up policy and finalized anEDC driven special purpose vehicle to construct a convention centre and other infrastructure in the state. The project will come up at Dona Paula. The chief minister also said that the new enrolments for the DDSSY medical schemes will start from December. And as of now the renewals are on.



 The chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that the highlights of the startup policy would be the ease of doing business as well delivery of financial incentives to the entrepreneurs.

On the convention issue, the EDC will be the main component of this special purpose vehicle.

The project will come up in two phases and will include a 5000 to 6000 seater convention centre, multiplex, hall in the first phase.

The second phase will have hotel rooms. EDC will develop the model and committee chaired by chief minister will monitor and guide the project.    

 The chief minister said that as on now one lakh forty six thousand people out of 2 lakh plus have renewed the DDSSY medical scheme.

He said that new renewals will happen only after December.    

V The inefficiency and bottlenecks in the water distribution system hasled to water deficiency inthe state especially to tail end consumers even though the state produces one and a half times its requirement,

 chief minister said. Parrikar said in a bid to sort out this issue out a consultant was appointed. He will study the situations and present a report.

After that within 2 to 3 months the process to sort out issues will begin.   

Desk: Glenn Costa | Camera: Viraj Kamat | Editing: Bhakti Pai Balgi



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