Initiative to relax land allocations, a welcome change: GCCI | Goa News

Panaji: The initiative taken by the Goa Investment Promotion Board (Goa IPB) to address concerns about industrial land for new investment projects and to expedite land allocation for investment projects that have been cleared more early is a welcome change, said the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (GCCI).
Goa IPB recently hosted a board meeting where four investment projects valued at Rs 104.9 crore were approved. The projects could create jobs for around 380 people in the state.
“The agenda was effectively categorized into various categories and the status of pending requests was categorized according to the compliance status of the requirements to be eligible for approvals,” said GCCI President Ralph de Sousa.
Sousa said there was “very good coordination” between Goa IPB General Manager Swetika Sachan and Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) General Manager Mekala Chaitanya Prasad, which helped sort out the allocation issues. of land for new projects.
“Board members also discussed the issue of land allocation to previously approved projects and land allocation to 11 pending projects. The IPB accelerated two investor projects with their own land thanks to the new one-stop customs clearance system, ”Sousa said.
Goa IPB has also launched an online web application for investors to apply for clearances. The new methodology uses a point system to assess and score project proposals received against the IPB’s advertised land bank.
A merit list must be prepared for each plot advertised and the project with the most points will be offered that plot, said the GCCI president.

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