Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said that his Government is preparing special schemes to promote traditional occupations by sons of the soil, while speaking at the inauguration of the two-day Ekta Utsav at Paddi, Quepem, recently. The event was organized by Ekta Yuva Sangh, Quepem in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture, Department of Information and Publicity and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Kamat informed that steps have already been initiated to prepare schemes for the welfare of weaker sections of the society such as paddelis, Chonnekars and Podders on the lines of schemes implemented for the welfare of the vegetable, flower and coconut vendors. He also appealed to the educated unemployed youth to avail of the benefit of government welfare schemes.
Speaking further the chief minister said that the Government will endeavor to make available all the facilities to the rural people on the lines of urban populace. He also asserted that efforts are being made to compensate the affected farmers under Shetkari Adhar Yojana, whose paddy and other crops were damaged due to torrential rains.
Quepem MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar said that the Government headed by Digambar Kamat is working for the welfare of common man. “I will strive for the all-round development of Quepem and its surrounding areas” he said and complimented Ekta Yuva Sangh for its social and cultural activities.
The inaugural function was followed by cultural programme by the children. A fancy dress competition was also held on the occasion.