Infrastructure in Goa:
Success of IT investments depends on connectivity to large extent. National Internet backbone connectivity through optical fibre cable has already been established between Mumbai and Goa. The major telecom companies have ventured in to it. Water, power, transport and other facilities are also very much in place, thus adding to the strength of infrastructure set up in Goa., which all set to take the world of Information Technology by storm.
Goa's per capita power consumption is 1160 Kwh compared to the national pattern of industrial power consumption. The share of the industrial sector in the Goa power pie is much larger. Goa's maximum power demand is 305 MW where as availability is 394 MW.
The telecom facilities in Goa are on par with other metro cities in the country. Goa is the second state in the country to achieve 100% automatic telephone system with a very good network of telephone exchanges.
Mormugao is one of the best all weather natural port in India. It can accommodate over 50 ships in outer anchorage.
National highways 4H and 17H pass through Goa, besides a well spread internal network of roads. Goa is connected to all major towns in India.
Goa is linked by rail to all the major towns. Konkan Railway runs through the entire western coastline.
Goa's Dabolim International Airport is just 25kms away from the state capital, Panjim.The airport has Customs clearance facilities. Goa is linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Banglore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin and Tiruvananthapuram by air.
SALIENT FEATURES OF IT POLICY OF GOVT. OF GOA 2005 EXTENDS:
• Incentives for employment to locals at the rate of Rs 15000/- per employee per annum for a period of 2 years. Additional special incentive of 5% for commissioning operations before March 2007.
• Reimbursement of stamp duty paid for lease/sale in respect of land building.
• Subsidy on power and water @ 25% on power consumption and 25% capital subsidy for in house backup power plant.
• Self compliance under Factories/Establishment act, Etc.
• Incentives to promote research activities.
• Reimbursement of charges paid for quality certification.
• Incentives to training institutes for importing skills in IT & commercial sectors.
• Higher floor area ratio for buildings located in notified areas.
• Government of Goa will assist incubation of technology –based start ups for products and services giving Goa a strategic advantage