Category Archives: Goa Industries

Goa, Porvorim to have its own sewerage system

The project’s cost is estimated at Rs 283 crore; NABARD has already released the first instalment of Rs 93 crore Porvorim has developed at a fast pace in recent years. It now houses many residential and commercial complexes, hospitals, hotels, automobile showrooms, banks, government departments, and the Assembly complex. A High Court is also expected […]

Govt to relocate IT habitat to Kadamba plateau at Goa

Goa’s IT habitat project, which didn’t have takers while it was earmarked in tony Dona Paula, will be relocated to 4.5 lakh sq m of government land near the electricity department’s sub-station on Kadamba plateau, within the precincts of Chimbel village. The plateau is being developed for several years now as a residential-cum-commercial area, although […]

Petrol price hike in Goa

Petrol in Goa became costlier by 3.2 with effect from New Year’s day after the state government hiked value added tax (VAT) on the fuel to 10% from 3.5%. Petrol, which cost about 52.52 per litre, is now about 55.72 per litre. Till the last day of 2014, petrol in Goa was cheaper than diesel […]

Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets. The e-auctioning has been postponed, it may be held sometime next week, state mines and geology department director Prasanna Acharya said. “The state government will have to […]

Suspend 51 mining leases, Goa Foundation to SC

The Goa Foundation has filed an additional affidavit before the Supreme Court praying for immediate implementation of the reports of two High Level Committees on Western Ghats, that have recommended the suspension of 51 mining leases, 50 per cent of the total operational mining leases, alleging harm to the fragile ecology of the Western Ghats […]