Panaji, July 6, 2019 … Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has said that Information and Communication technology(ICT) is a key factor not only at the Macro in the process of globalisation but also at the Micro level where the increased use of mobile phones. He said in order to promote Indian ICT industry the government of India has setup a National task force on ICT and software development to examine the feasibility of strengthening the industry along with providing measure physical incentives with the aim to transform India in to a truly developed and empowered society by 2020.
Speaking as Chief Guest after inaugurating two days 4th International conference on ICT for sustainable development in concurrent with ICT Awards the Excellencia co–located with world Publication and Conference Summit 2019 in the city last evening the Chief Minister said the Department of Information and Technology has been created by the Goa State for evolving suitable Information and Technology programme with the basic philosophy to realise the dream of taking the benefit of Information and Communication technology to the masses of Goa. He said despite being a small state Goa is ideally placed to capitalised on the opportunities available in the sector. Goa he said is one of the most literate state in India with a literacy of 88.7 percent.
The Chief Minister said there are more than 250 IT Companies in Goa, out of which 70 percent of companies are in the start-up space. He said priority of the state government includes creation of world class IT infrastructure and connectivity for e-governance in the state of Goa, to serve as a enabler for promotion of IT industry in Goa besides promotion of e-governance, e-education and streamlining of IT in Goa as a way of life.
Earlier, Chief Minister presented ICT Awards for Excellencia to the representatives of the company.
Prof. Mike Hinchey, President IFIP and Chair IEEE, UK & Ireland, Prof Milan Tuba, Vice Rector for International Relations, Singidunum University, Serbia, Shri Amit Joshi, Director, G R Foundation also spoke on the occasion.
Shri Manguirish Pai Raikar Chairperson, ASSOCHAM MSME National Council welcomed the Guests. Shri Abhinav Omprakash compared.