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Goa can become a start-up and innovation hub: MoS Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

MoS offers support for setting up a Centre of Excellence for Start-ups in Medical Electronics and AI in Healthcare in District Hospital, South Goa

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar today said that the Centre will take all measures to expand economic opportunities in Goa that will help diversify its economy, and turn it into a start-ups and innovation hub, especially in the fields of healthcare, medical electronics and Artificial Intelligence and also ensure its sustainable development.

He made these observations at a press conference in Margao, Goa today.

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the Ministries of Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship along with the Goa government would explore the possibility of setting up a Centre of Excellence for start-ups at the District Hospital South Goa. Earlier in the day, he met the Health Minister of Goa, Shri Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane.

The Minister who is currently on a two-day visit to Goa, also met state IT Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte and discussed the growth of IT opportunities.

He also spoke of expanding skilling opportunities for young people through Skill hubs and Atal Tinkering labs.

Diversifying Goa’s economy and maintaining a balance between sustainability and development is an article of faith for Shri Narendra Modi Govt: Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Goa can become a start-up and innovation hub: MoS Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
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The MoS held several meetings with elected leaders and emphasised the need to connect with the people at the grassroots. “The neta (leader), zila Parishad and panchayat should work together to ensure access to benefits of Central schemes for every beneficiary in South Goa,” he said.

“We have to work towards saturation of all Centre Government schemes and take the message of “SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas” to each and every Indian,” Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said.

Earlier, the Minister had visited the District Hospital in Margao. “I have visited many Government hospitals after becoming a Central Minister but the South Goa district hospital ranks the best in terms of cleanliness and modern facilities,” he said.

The Minister also attended the inauguration of an art gallery that had on display a collection of Jainism-related items through Philately. He also released a 2023 calendar published by the Ayyappa Sevasangham at a programme.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.

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