Light engineering industry plays an important role in meeting the requirements of the manufacturing sector both in Goa and outside. MSME’s in light engineering are being specifically encouraged through incentives and infrastructure enablement for such units.
Goa has several large and MSME light engineering industrial units. Some of the inherent advantages which Goa offers to light engineering industries include the availability of port, road, rail and air infrastructure and a large educated workforce.
To promote the light engineering industry, several enabling interventions are planned.
a. With skilled craftsmen being a critical requirement for the light engineering industry, the Government plans to revamp the courses offered and syllabi at the ITI’s and Polytechnic in Goa, in consultation with industry. The Government is setting up a sub-committee to the proposed Education Task Force, made up of industry players and officials in the relevant Government Departments to evaluate existing courses and make recommendations on change in syllabi and introduction of new courses. Further, the Government plans to develop a framework to ensure adequate industrial training for all ITI and Polytechnic students;
b. The Government plans to set up a ‘Light Engineering Industrial Estate’ for MSME’s. Infrastructure of sheds, power and water supply and GBBN will be made available to each shed;
c. The Government will create a logistics hub including warehousing, container depot, cold storage facilities and linkage to port, road and rail infrastructure.