Goa’s plan size for the current financial year has been fixed at Rs. 3,320 crore which is 22.51% higher than the size for the last year. While Rs. 200 crore has been earmarked for specific projects in the State, the central assistance to Goa will be of Rs. 60 crore only.
This was announced following a meeting between Chief Minister Digambar Kamat along with Dr. Wilfred de Souza, Deputy Chairman of Goa’s Planning Board and Deputy Chairman of Government of India’s Planning Commission Dr. Montek Singh Ahuluwalia along with his officers in Delhi on Tuesday.
A detailed power point presentation on not only the achievements of the Government of Goa on various sectors but also detailing the important initiatives taken by the government was shown to the officials of the Planning Commission.
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat emphasized on the State’s decision to allocate Rs. 500 crore to the areas affected by mining activity and also the initiative taken to support NGOs working for special categories of people.
He also highlighted his government’s plans to constitute the Minority Development Finance Corporation.
Besides, he sought special assistance from the centre for specific projects that included preparing infrastructure for hosting the National Games, solid waste management in the State, setting up sewerage systems in the coastal villages, construction of auditorium/theatre and media centre to boost convention tourism and central library.
While appreciating Goa’s achievements in women and child development, Dr Ahulawalia concurred with the State administration on the need to have sewerage system in coastal villages and the convention centre.