IIT campus to come up in South Goa: Goa CM

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Vishu Verma
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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 24, 2023 14:19 IST

A piece of land was identified at Cotarli in Sanguem taluka of South Goa district but as it was insufficient, the project was dropped in 2022. 

An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus will come up in South Goa and a suitable land is being identified for the same, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. 

As per a report published in The Hindu, the state government had earlier identified a land for setting up the IIT campus at Shel-Melaulim village in Sattari taluka of North Goa district, but the project was scrapped following violent protests by local residents in 2021. 

Later, another piece of land was identified at Cotarli in Sanguem taluka of South Goa district but as it was insufficient, the project was dropped last year. The issue was discussed during the recently held winter session of the Goa Assembly. Sawant said, "The IIT campus would be set up in South Goa. Search for the land is going on." The Chief Minister had earlier said in the state Assembly that some people were going around opposing the land acquisition for the IIT Goa campus. 

He had refused to reveal the area where the land was being identified, fearing “unnecessary protest". During a discussion in the House on the issue, Congress MLA Altone D'Costa, who represents Quepem Assembly segment in South Goa, had asked the state government to set up the IIT campus in his constituency. He said land was available at Betul in Quepem constituency to set up the institute campus. 

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