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Athwale assures implementation of central government schemes in Goa

Panjim: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athwale on Monday assured all kinds of support to Goa Government for implementation of centrally-sponsored social security schemes in the state.

According to a statement here, the Union Minister asked the government to send a proposal to set up Old Age Home Nasha Mukti Kendra and Ambedkar Bhawan in the state.
He also asked to speed up proposals for pre-matric and post-matric scholarships. Athwale said the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment would provide all kinds of support for the prosperity of Goa.

However, the minister said as share of scheduled caste population in Goa was two per cent, there was limitation to set up ‘Ashram Schools’.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government was ready to provide all facilities to the Nav-Buddhas in the state including reservation.

The Chief Minister informed the Union Minister that Goa had set up two special courts for matters relating to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes. The Union Minister expressed pleasure that the government was providing adequate attention to the welfare of SC/ST and OBCs in Goa.

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