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Poultry farmers chicken out

What happened to agriculture is now happening to poultry farming. The number of people wanting to get into the business of rearing chicks is virtually zero and those who are into it are getting out. A host of issues makes poultry farming in Goa a tough proposition, writes
SHOMA PATNAIK

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Fiemench: Spreading a fragrance

Since its inception in 1990, Fiemench has grown into a major exporter of perfumes, with a production capacity of around 50,000 bottles a day, writes ROQUE DIAS

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The job hunter

Isn’t it nice to have someone else do the job hunting for you? Seems like a luxury, but Mr Vighnesh Apte makes it his business to find the right man or woman for the right job. And it pays, writes Shoma patnaik

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BPO industry needs a reboot

With the steady rise in call centres, Goa is gradually turning out to be a hub for BPO services. But with no labour laws governing this sector, it’s the employees who are facing the

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Knowing about ‘Life Insurance’

By Debby Fowles

You may or may not need life insurance, depending on your personal situation. If you don't need it, don't buy it. It may give you a false sense of security but you'll be wasting your money.

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In search of a tavern

By Michael Fisher | B&C

There is nothing more Goan, than taking a few moments out of your day to sit with a two inch glass in one of the state’s many taverns. Taverns would be located on roadsides of towns and villages, and the elders dressed in their gentlemen-coat would drink the strong aromatic mard (coconut feni) watching the town go by on bicycles and bullock carts.

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Happy feet!

Shoes are no longer used to merely cover the feet, but to make a style statement and this has changed the dynamics of the retail business, finds out Jason Soares

 

The men’s footwear scene has gradually evolved over a period of time. Be it formal or casual shoes to sandals or slippers, men now look for what’s ‘in vogue’, thereby forcing footwear companies to regularly introduce new styles and designs.

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Harnessing the sun

“When the sun shines on the mountain…..” so sang George Baker in 1975. Today, a world wracked by power issues is turning to sunshine to power water heaters and solar cells.

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Industry warming up

The Goa government is believed to be putting in place a solar energy policy and may announce subsidy to support roof top solar energy installations in every house. Till date the state is bereft of a policy, which is perhaps the cause of all our energy ills, said Konkan Renewables Pvt Ltd proprietor Mr Suhas Sadekar.

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Home-made solar water heater

Solar water heating systems have a good economic payoff, and are manageable systems to install or build at home, explains Mr Darryl Noronha, who along with his partners manages a restaurant called Woodstock off Waddi beach.

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