GOA : A fortnight after criticising the rising corruption and red tape within government departments, industry bodies sent a strong missive to the state government calling for immediate steps to be taken to improve the state’s bussines environment .Goa’s leading industry bodies met with chief minister pramod sawant on Thursday and placed before him a list of concerns and a demand for a revival strategy. “The meeting went well and the chief minister assured us that he will have follow up meetings with officials of various departments,” Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) president Damodar Kochkar said.
Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), GSIA and Verna Industries Association (VIA) representatives met with Sawant, who assured them that he would study their concerns.The industry wants the government to reduce licence fees and simplify norms by doing away with red tape and corruption. During the meeting, issues pertaining to Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), infrastructure, parameters of ease of doing business, relief on trade taxes and other issues were discussed.
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