Panaji, october 1st, 2015 …. The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has  said that Investment Promotion Board set up to encourage and attract investment has cleared 46 projects to pave wave for setting up of Industries in the State. These industries the Chief Minister mentioned  will generate jobs to 8800 unemployed youth and help to ease unemployment problem in the State.

The Chief Minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the proposed small scale Industrial Estate in the distinguished presence of Minister for Industries Shri Mahadev Naik at Pandagal-Ghodpe, Shiroda recently.

Stating that the State Government is endeavouring to provide gainful unemployment to the educated unemployed youths in Goa by allowing to set up  pollution free industries the Chief Minister informed that the Industrial Estate at Shiroda will come up on a land admeasuring one lakh five thousand Sq. mtrs. where initially fifteen small scale industries will start their operation, in the allotted plots.

The Chief Minister who is also the Chairman of Investment Promotion Board said that the Government will accord priority for giving necessary nod for setting up industries to those Entrepreneurs who will give preference to provide 80% jobs to the Goans in their respective units, so as to tackle the growing unemployment problem in Goa.

Shri Parsekar urged the local self Government bodies not to oppose those industries which have complied with the necessary formalities so that the developmental works in the areas of Panchayats is not hampered.

While stressing the need for job oriented education the Chief Minister informed the assembled people that all efforts will be made to accommodate  local youths in the new industries that will be set up and also in the existing industries which needs expansion.

The Minister for Industries Shri Mahadev Naik in his address said that he has been successful in fulfilling the aspirations of the people. In this context, he informed that two Industrial Estates have been set up in Shiroda and its surrounding areas. He said, in this industrial Estate a Garments factory will be set up which will create employment opportunities to 800 locals.

Shri Naik further reviewed the progress undertaken in Shiroda in different areas and further added saying that Rs. 50 crore water supply project at Shiroda will soon be commissioned to augment water supply.

Shri Deepak T. Naik Borkar, ZP Member; Smt. Poonam Samant, Sarpanch Betora;Shri Sanjay Gaude, Sarpanch Borim; Shri Criestev D’costa, Sarpanch Panchawadi, Shri S. V. Naik, Managing Director, IDC; Shri Prakash Gurav, General Manger(Engg) and others were present on the occasion.

Shri Subhash Naik compered while Shri Shivcharan Parvatkar, Proprietor of Shri Kamakshi Enterprises proposed the vote of thanks.