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Plan to make Goa Asia’s top start-up spot: Minister

A new start-up policy approved by the state cabinet on Wednesday envisions Goa as Asia’s top start-up destination by 2025, Information Technology Minister Rohan Khaunte said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters at the state Secretariat, Khaunte said that the objective of the scheme was to create job givers and not job seekers and stop the brain drain, especially in technology.

“The Cabinet has approved the start-up policy. The whole idea is to create start-ups. We want to ensure that those passing out from Goa’s educational institutions should not leave the state,” Khaunte said.

“We want to create a start-up culture where youth become job givers and not job seekers.”

The policy, he said, looks at starting incubation centres and the areas of focus are artificial intelligence, robotics and others.

“We want Goa to be known as a top start-up destination in Asia by 2025,” the Minister said, adding that the target for the government was to enable 100 start-ups.

“The scheme has been formulated by talking to people in the industry. It is an industry-friendly scheme,” he said.

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