PANJIM: The Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said that the Electronic city at Tuem is aimed to set up electronic manufacturing industries, the green field industries where Goan youth would get employment opportunities. He was speaking at the Investor Meet for the Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) Tuem organised by the Department of Information & Technology in association with the Infotech Corporation of Goa Ltd. Over 45 industry representative attended the meet.
Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme was introduced by MeitY to provide world class infrastructure for attracting investments in the ESDM Sector. Under this scheme, Goa Government is setting up a Greenfield Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Tuem, Pernem.
He claimed that Goa Government will help to create avenues of employment and opportunities for self employment as well. “The call of our Prime Minister for Atmanirbhar Bharat and here in Goa swayampurna Goa cherished by the Goa government is to make Goa self reliant in electronics manufacturing hereafter. The success of the pharmaceutical sector in Goa has already proven the potential of Goa to become manufacturing and export hub of India,” said Sawant.
Sawant further claimed Goa has good road network, good Internet connectivity, power, water supply, port, skilled manpower and other logistics required for industrial purposes.
Minister for Information and Technology Jennifer Monserrate said that the objective behind setting up EMC at Tuem is to provide employment to youth. “The Department of IT is making all efforts to ensure Goa makes a mark on the IT map of the world. Goa has a demographic cutting edge among other States, which will enable Goa to succeed in the Electronic Manufacturing Sector,” she said.
Director of Information and Technology Department Ankita Anand in her introductory remarks said that government intends to encourage electronics manufacturing and make Goa the world class electronics manufacturing hub.
Nitin Kunkolienker, president of MAIT in his address spoke about the potential and strength of Goa infrastructure required for setting up of Electronics Manufacturing Cluster and also requested the State government to revisit the allotment procedure. He also emphasised that the economy has to be export led.
Secretary IT Sanjay Kumar while replying to the queries of the prospective investors informed that the government will provide all sort infrastructures at the earliest.
Director MeitY, Nirmod Kumar explained in detail about the EMC network in the country said that Goa has vast scope for electronic manufacturing industry in Goa.
Hon. Secretary of Goa Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Yatin Kakodkar also spoke on the occasion and said that Goa is an excellent place to invest. Chairman CII Atul Jadhav also echoed the same. However, the CII chairman of Goa Chapter Atul Jadhav also raised the issue of opposition from the NGOs on any new project. Members of CII, MAIT, GSAI, GCCI, Members from MeitY, and others attended the function.