“You are welcome to set up your base in Goa. I can promise you every help that is required for that. We have already crossed 55 per cent in minimum criteria for ease-of-doing-business. By the end of this year, we will cross 60 per cent and by next year we will be in best three States to do business in India,” he said while inaugurating the 8th Knowledge Exchange in Goa.
The two-days summit was also participated by Goa’s Governor Mridula Sinha and Rohan Ashok Khaunte, Minister of Information Technology, Government of Goa.
While welcoming the industry giants, Parrikar informed about the growing digital transformation of the State and added that “Goa is the first State to start the cyber age student scheme.”
“We created a digital highway in Goa through optic fibre cable. All the panchayats and schools are now connected through internet,” he added.
The Chief Minister also talked about the growing land problem in the State.
“The bigest problem of Goa is availability of land. Being a small State, it has lot of restrictions. 62 per cent of our land is green and 38 is reserved forest area. The State Government would like to get the best companies in the State. The Government will leave no stone unturned to give speedy decisions so that companies can grow in Goa.”
While speaking about the eighth edition of Elets Knowledge Exchaneg he said that “this country has been at the forefront of knowledge exchange. Even our ancient scriptures says-from ignorance to knowledge, from darkness to light, and from mortality to immortality. Exchange of knowledge can be used for the betterment of people by including economic growth.”
The summit has been organised by the Government of Goa in association with Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, a technology and media research company, with a focus on digital transformation of the State which has largely been known as a tourism paradise of the country.