Whenever a new Power Minister assumes office, he feels it is his primary duty to make a statement on the power situation in the power deficit state. Invariably, he spares no time to assure that a power plant will be set up in the State to tide over the power crisis.
Even the new incumbent, Mahadev Naik has minced no words in stating in the Goa Assembly that the government proposes to set up a 250 MW gas-based power plant in the State. It would not surprise anybody, if the project is shelved in the cold storage as in the past.
The other episode that surfaces during the Assembly is on the revival of the IT industry. Whereas other States are enjoying the IT boom specially in terms of providing employment to the educated youngsters, thereby enhancing their position, we are yet in the process of inviting the industries to enter the State, lamenting at the same time that there is brain drain from the State.Disgracefully, even with the change in government, the situation remains unchanged.