Goa government on Thursday sanctioned financial assistance to eight start-ups and one IT company under Goa startup and IT policy.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and IT, Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte, and chairman ITG Dr Chandrakant Shetye gave the cheques to the startups at an event. Addressing the media, Rohan Khaunte said talent is the major challenge as Goa goes ahead with IT reforms and with this scheme, the state is moving ahead in getting the right talent.
Highlighting the brain drain in Goa, Khaunte said the state allows preferred talent to groom up to reduce the brain drain and increase employment opportunities in the state. He further said with ease of doing business, setting talent in the right direction and making manpower available is the need of the hour.
He also informed that the state is working in a collaborative manner to make Goa an IT Creative Capital of India.
In November, Goa IT and Tourism minister Rohan Khaunte spoke at the India International Trade Fair that took place in New Delhi.
Speaking at the event, Khaunte said the state government is working on a plan to use technology to allow visitors to work flexibly. He also said Goa’s IT industry has a promising future.