Goa on Friday inked an MOU on IT development with Telangana. By doing this it also became one of the first states to have such state to state agreement. The MOU was signed in Panaji in the presence of Goa CM, Laxmikant Parsekar and Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao. The state also signed an MOU with Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (MAIT).
“We definitely want to come to Goa not just for a vacation but to work. The 250 acre of land is good for a head start but infrastructure issues need to be addressed. Telangana has an attractive policy to attract investment and Goa should ensure that the investor has facilities of water, electricity, roads etc. Goa should also look at removing red-tappism in granting necessary permissions so that businesses can come and set shop while citing examples of the policies in practice in Telangana.” Said Rao
Speaking on the development (MOU on IT), CM Laxmikant Parsekar was quoted as saying, ” Goa is well-known as a tourist destination but very shortly it will be known as a technology hub.”
Under the MOU:
- Goa will be assisted by Telangana in formulating its IT policies
- The state will receive support in setting up of incubation startups by TASK and T- HUB of Telangana
- T-Hub will set up an outpost in Goa to support startups in the state
The event was also attended by IT director Amey Abhyankar, Chief secretary R K Srivastava, Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan, MAIT chairperson Devyani Ghosh and MAIT vice president Nitin Kuncolienkar.
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