PANAJI: Goa-IDC organised its first ever Quarterly Consultative Meetings (QCMs) on Friday, May 19. The four individual meetings were conducted with CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) and LUB (Laghu Udyog Bharati), along with the members of the association.
These meetings are being conducted in a bid to elicit the inputs and feedback from industry bodies, which otherwise do not have representation on the Goa-IDC Board of Directors.
Pravimal Abhishek, Managing Director, GIDC said: “The objective of organising Quarterly Consultative Meetings (QCMs) is to provide a platform to industry bodies, which do not have representation on GIDC Board, to give their inputs and feedback. We look forward to having active collaboration with all industry bodies to create a conducive business environment
He added that it is important for all the industry stakeholders to be aware of the issues, developments and reforms in the industrial sector. “To boost economic growth and project Goa as an industrial hub, such meetings can provide positive outcomes and through a collaborative effort targets can be achieved.”
During the QCMs, a detailed report was provided to industry bodies on the various reforms and issues being pursued by the Goa-IDC.
Recommendations would be submitted to Goa-IDC by the industry bodies to take steps in the right direction.
The key issues that were discussed during the meetings were: the proposed One Time Settlement (OTS) Scheme for industries, recovery of land from non-functional units, setting up of a MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) incubation park at the Verna Industrial Estate, organising an exhibition of industry products.
The industry bodies have welcomed the initiative for holding such consultative meetings and have expressed their commitment to work closely with Goa-IDC in successfully implementing the proposed reforms.