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Resumption of mining The countdown begins

Last month, the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests finally revoked its 2012 order that kept in abeyance environment clearances granted to all mining leases in the state. The announcement came two months after the state government had revoked its previous order on suspension of mining operations.

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Consumer jurisdiction is a ‘one-way street’: Commission

BY JATIN RAMAIYA Bhanu Patel and Dame Indira Patel, both British nationals and persons of Indian origin, had approached the Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission at Panaji, complaining against M/s Goan Real Estate and Constructions Pvt Ltd and others.

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Sluice gates: Worth the trouble

Sluice gate fishing was, and still is, a huge source of revenue to tenant farmers, and the high bid that each gate fetches is proof that this method of catching fish in shallow water is popular and worth the trouble, writes MICHAEL FISHER Sluice gates are simple mechanism devised centuries ago to not just maintain flow of saline water into …

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Simply chocolicious!

Six years after he started The Chocolate Man’s Production, Savio Monteiro is now all set to take his chocolate ideas beyond Goan shores   By Jason Soares | B&C The adage ‘looks could be deceptive’ suits Savio Monteiro very well. Although he is regarded for his immense culinary skills, this modest looking 36-year-old chef can impress anyone with his business …

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On a ‘concrete’ footing

Gauri Falari, proprietor Shantadurga Concretes, is aiming to create a niche for herself in the concrete paver market, finds out SHOMA PATNAIK   The concrete paver industry in Goa is set to advance. Demand is growing and enthused by the fact that several entrepreneurs have jumped into the fray. There are about 10-12 local manufacturers currently, and among them Gauri …

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Waste recycling entrepreneurship development programme

Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA) has announced a technology-based EDP in waste recycling that will help to explore business opportunities in the field of waste recycling and will benefit those who intend to set up their own enterprise in Waste Recycling. The programme will be conducted over six weeks from April 13. The beneficiaries will also benefit with …

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Blooming nurseries

Eighteen years ago, an entrepreneur from Mangalore saw the potential in Goa for selling flowers and potted plants, and East West Nursery was launched off the highway in Verna. Since then it has grown in leaps and bounds By Michael Fisher | B&C Flower trade as a business has today become a multi-crore economic driver for the local economy. Unlike …

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‘Satisfying customers is important in the hospitality industry’

A partner in the family business, Salil Shirodkar is an enthusiastic participant in Goa’s tourism industry   How did you get into business? Ours is an ancestral business. My grandfather and his brothers started the hotel and it was continued by my father and uncles. I came into the business with my brothers. Soon after college in 1995, I had …

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Filling a vacuum

Loutolim-based vacuum cleaner company Rodak is perhaps the only Goa-based unit in the consumer durables market and is the leader in the industrial segment, writes SHOMA PATNAIK

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GST has a bright side

In the recent Budget, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced that the Centre intends to introduce the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1 next year. GST will replace all indirect taxes levied on goods and services by the central and state governments and is aimed at being comprehensive. BINAYAK DATTA explains how it will benefit manufacturers, …

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