Panaji: In order to tide over the power
shortage, Goa government should explore the possibility of
setting up two gas-based power stations, an apex commerce body
here has said.
Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI) in its
pre-Budget memorandum has said that state should explore the
possibility of setting up two gas based power stations of 250
The memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Digambar
Kamat, last week, says that these plants would make Goa
sufficient in power sector.
GCCI has reminded that Goa can take benefit of the gas
pipeline to be levied by Gas Authority of India Limited
(GAIL). The pipeline is expected to be a reality by March
The apex commerce body has said that the basic
infrastructure in Goa is collapsing.
"Power shortage and poor quality of power, inadequate
water supply, ill-designed roads, weak bridges, inadequate
parking facilities, sewage and garbage treatment are
affecting not only the industry but also the common man on the
streets," the memorandum reads.
GCCI has suggested that there is a lot of scope for
improving the infrastructure through private participation.
"The government has still not formulated a policy for
private participation in infrastructural development," it