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Panaji, Jul 26: The Goa government has dished out various incentives to lure information technology companies to set up their ventures into the state.

In a written reply to a question on the floor of the house, information technology minister Dayanand Narvekar, stated that various incentives including reimbursement of stamp duty, incentive for employment to locals, rebate in power tariff, incentives to promote research activities, reimbursement of certification charges and incentives to training
institutions for training and placement, are offered to the companies.

He said that Goa's IT Policy, 2005, has listed all the incentives and subsidies.

Informing about the planning Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat, planned at Panaji's outskirt, Narvekar said that they have received good response from the various companies.

Narvekar said that basic infrastructure for the project would be ready in next nine months.

According to the written reply on the floor of the house, 30 companies have applied to set up their ventures at Rajiv Gandhi IT habitat.


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