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Food processing Wrapped in red tape

Goa’s food processing industry is chronically limping and is yet to take off in a big way. Apart from a few companies and home-based entrepreneurs, there seems to be no interest in this untapped industry. And those who are genuinely interested drop out. MICHAEL FISHER discovers that the major challenge facing this sector is government red tape.

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Uniquely enterprising

Chicalim-based Unique Equipments is spot on as a reputed manufacturer of metal detectors, writes Shoma Patnaik  

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Continuing with the family business

M/s Caxinata Poi Anglo, which began in 1924, still continues to serve as a friendly neighbourhood hardware store in Margao
By Michael Fisher | B&C

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buyers on a shoestring budget

By Deepak Yohannan
“Life insurance is too expensive. My budget will not allow it.” This is a common excuse for people shying away from an insurance policy. But most of us are on a budget. So is life insurance too expensive for us all?

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Valpoi’s one-stop shop

Ramdas Kanekar General Merchant store in Valpoi serves as a one-stop shop for all the common man’s daily requirements. What sets it apart is proprietor Mr Ramdas Kanekar’s ability to strike a chord with his customers
By Abdulla Khan | B&C

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Unwind and rewind

The business of motor rewinding has witnessed a slump in recent times. Low cost China-made appliances and unavailability of skilled technicians are the underlining reasons, finds Jason Soares
Finding motor rewinders in a place like Panaji is surprisingly easy. It just takes a couple of enquiries to locate them. And there are just a handful of them who have chosen to continue with this profession.

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Learning the lingo

When mining company Sesa Goa Ltd, had an Italian equity stakeholder in the early years of its operations, its foreign co-owners were very clear that the company managers learn Italian language.

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Far from the finish line

A slew of incentives offered by the government appear to be reviving dairy farming and predictions are that production could touch 61,000 litres per day. But this figure is nowhere close to the total requirement of 2.4 lakh litres per day. Despite yielding good profits, higher returns in tourism and mining sector is sucking out talent and workers from the dairy sector.

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Keeping pests under control

Tackling the menace of pests is no easy task. It takes a person of the calibre of Mr Somashekhar Shrinivas Karkal, a specialist and a pioneer in the field of pest control in Goa, to do the job.

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Harnessing the wind

It is yet to make an impact in Goa, but Mr Orlando’s Fernandes’ initiative called ‘Energy-XS’ that manufactures vertical axis wind turbines is poised for a major growth

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