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HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW INITIATIVES OF PARRIKAR LED GOVERNMENT IN GOA

  • Petrol prices reduced by Rs. 11/- w.e.f. April 2012. Goa is the first State in the country to do so.

  • Laadli Laxmi Scheme implemented - more than 5000 girls already receivd benefit of Rs. 1.00 lac

  • Seamen pension scheme of Rs. 2500/- per month notified for disbursement.

  • Griha Aadhar Scheme for Rs. 1000/- monthly allowance to housewives introduced - already 16000 women received benefit.

  • Dayanand Social Security Scheme (DSSS) - monthly benefit doubled from Rs. 1000/- to 2000 per month. Already approx. 1.18 lac people receiving benefit.

  • Scheduled Tribe Welfare Fund of Rs. 300 crore finalised for the benefit of ST community.

  • Construction of Aldona-Calvim bridge in advanced stage. Work on Chodan-Salvador-do-Mundo, Shiroda-Rachol, Panaji-Betim, Cumbharjua-Gawandalim, Arpora-Baga, Tuem-Camurlim bridges has already started.

  • Lokayukta Appointment: Lokayukta Bill passed and notified. Appointment of Lokayukta will be completed very shortly.

  • House Tax of personnel dwellings in Panchayat areas totally abolished.

  • Kala Sanman Scheme Revised: Pension to artists of Rs. 2500/- and to State Awardees of Rs. 3200/- per month disbursed.

  • New scheme of 40% cash incentive launched to milk producers on milk rate. Thus dairy farmers in Goa will get highest milk rate in the country.

  • New Kamdhenu Sudharit Scheme for purchase of milch cows implemented - upto 90% subsidy on purchase of cows.

  • Assured price of Rs. 17/- to paddy, 90/- for cashew, 170/- for arecanut and Rs. 2400/- for sugarcane implemented. Already seven crores worth subsidy benefitting 5000 farmers disbursed.

  • Interest free educational loan of Rs. 9 crores already disbursed to 980 students for higher education.

  • Electronic Ration Card Scheme worth Rs. 32 crores approved to ensure 100% distribution of essential commodities.

  • Local art forms of music, dance and dramatics, such as Tiatr, Mando, Fugadi and Dhalo financially supported.

  • Scheme encouraging educational tours to places like Kanyakumari at nominal cost to students launched.

  • Enhancement of loan limit under Chief Minister Rojgar Yojana to Rs. 20 lacs for individuals and Rs. 50 lacs to self-help groups, with special focus for self-employment schemes being implemented.

  • Retirement age for all employees of Government Corporations and autonomous bodies brought on par with Government servants.

  • Monthly Kadamba Bus Pass Scheme launched at 30% cost for general public and at 15% cost to students.

  • Development of truck terminus outside major cities under implementation.

  • Football declared as official State Sport - the Goa Football Academy is set-up.

  • Dhangar Community notified to receive all benefits as available to ST community.

  • Mining sector: Mining Industry contributes substantially to State treasury. However taking note of Shah Commission Report on illegalities in mining sector, Govt of Goa, stopped all mining activities to cleanse the industry of irregularities.

  • Currently the issue is sub-judice and Government has requested Hon. Supreme Court to take just view of the situation. At the same time, Govt. has declared intention to compensate marginal dependents to tide over the situation.

  • Work on Exclusive mining bypass from mining blocks to loading jettys started and work in progress.

  • Medical facilities: 5 state of art operation theaters commissioned.

  • New modern casualty block with latest equipments commissioned.

  • North Goa District Hospital commissioned to its full capacity.

  • Stalled work of South Goa District Hospital started once again in full swing.

  • 5 new hospitals on verge of being commissioning.

  • Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar adjudged politician of the year.

  • Special schemes for Tribals like financial assistance for last rites, special education assistance.

  • Recruitment of Tribal Youth in Govt. service on priority by filling previous backlog.