A campus of the Indian Institute of Expertise (IIT) will come up in South Goa and efforts are on to determine an acceptable land for it, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant mentioned.
The state authorities had earlier recognized land for organising the IIT campus at Shel-Melaulim village in Sattari taluka of North Goa district, however the challenge was then scrapped following violent protests by locals in 2021.
Later, one other piece of land was recognized at Cotarli in Sanguem taluka of South Goa district however because it was inadequate, the challenge was dropped final 12 months.
The difficulty was mentioned throughout the lately held winter session of the Goa Meeting.
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Speaking to reporters on Monday, Sawant mentioned, “The IIT campus could be arrange in South Goa. Seek for the land is occurring.” The CM had earlier mentioned within the state Meeting that some individuals have been going round opposing the land acquisition for the IIT Goa campus.
He had refused to disclose the realm the place the land was being recognized, fearing “pointless protest”. Throughout a dialogue within the Home on the problem, Congress MLA Altone D’Costa, who represents Quepem Meeting section in South Goa, had requested the state authorities to arrange the IIT campus in his constituency.
He mentioned land was accessible at Betul in Quepem constituency to arrange the institute campus.
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