Goa Government certifies 17 startups under state policy

New Delhi: The Goa government has certified 17 startups under its policy and approved “incentive disbursement” worth Rs 82 lakh for 13 certified companies. This announcement was made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant while chairing a meeting of the high-powered committee, formed under Goa Startup Policy 2017, at Secretariat here on Friday. State Information Technology […]

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Goa government to act against overcharging hotels

New Delhi: The Goa government on Friday told the state Legislative Assembly that it will take action against the hotels that are charging exorbitant rates, which it said is affecting the tourism industry in the state. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government has come to know that several hotels were overcharging the customers, […]

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Goa government to probe against KPMG over draft tourism policy

New Delhi: Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday said his department would initiate an inquiry against the consultant company KPMG, which was given the task of drafting the state’s tourism policy. He was replying to a question in the Assembly during a heated discussion over the constant delay in formulation of the Goa Tourism […]

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Delay in processing pension files? Goa Government orders probe

New Delhi: The Goa government Tuesday initiated inquiry after reports claimed that many pensioners, including teachers, have been awaiting their pensions for years. Ordering the probe, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said pensions were not being held back for lack of funds but that those staffers who are handling the pension files are solely responsible for […]

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Experts hail Goa Government’s focus on water conservation

New Delhi: Conservationists have welcomed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s commitment towards rainwater harvesting, and suggested that the state government should draw a comprehensive plan to rejuvenate the groundwater table. At the NITI Ayog’s meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Sawant said his government would take steps to ensure proper rainwater harvesting to overcome scarcity […]

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Goa Government to launch digital agri platform soon: Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai

New Delhi: The Goa government will soon launch ‘Agricloud’, a digital platform for agriculture management and tracking of farm subsidies, the tender for which will be issued next month, Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai said Monday. Sardesai, also state agriculture minister, said Agricloud is a three-way interface that will allow his ministry to register farmers […]

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