PANAJI: Several micro and small entrepreneurs have made a beeline before the Goa State Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) to buy plots spread across 90 industrial estates in the state.
The state-run body has till now received 179 applications seeking plots to set up micro and small industrial units across these industrial estates.
State Industries Minister Mahadev Naik termed the development as “surge in industrial investment” and added the state government’s efforts are paying off.
“The GIDC last year had identified nearly 90 new industrial plots measuring 2.13 lakh sq mt land at the industrial estates of Verna, Kundaim, Panchwadi, Tuvem, Pissurlem, Cuncolim, Sanguem, Canacona and Kakoda for setting up of environmental friendly industrial units.
We received good response when we advertised these plots for sale,” he said adding the board will now scrutinise the applications received from the entrepreneurs.
Through these plots investment in pharma, food and beverages, ice and cold storages, automobile services, fabrication, sponge iron, warehousing and others is anticipated.