PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said he was hopeful of getting a Rs 7000 cr benefit from the centre, including Rs 2000 cr for the Circle road project connecting every point of entry into Goa.
He was addressing the media on the backdrop of Budget 2023, announced by the Union Finance Minister yesterday.
“We are hopeful of getting Rs 7000 cr benefit from the centre including Rs 2000 cr for Circle road project connecting every point of entry into Goa in the form of central schemes, special assistance and GST compensation,” said CM Sawant.
He further said that the Goa government would approach the Centre to establish an AI centre for excellence, one skill India centre, a national hydrogen mission, and two cities to be developed as tourism centres and organic centres in both districts.
Sawant said the state may get over Rs 7000 crore under various central-sponsored schemes during the next financial year.
“A national hydrogen mission will be established in the next year. We will put a proposal in the Urban infrastructure fund for 13 Municipalities will be put,” he added.
Sawant also termed the Union Budget 2023-24 as a growth-oriented people’s Budget, taking forward the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that government would take benefits of the scheme announced by the centre for states in the 2023 budget and will seek additional funds for rural and urban infrastructure development, he added.
“The AmritKaalBudget represents the spirit of Antyoday, Gramoday, and Sarvoday. The Budget represents the aspirations of all the stakeholders,” he added.
“I congratulate Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for presenting a people’s Budget taking ahead the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Sawant said.
He further said the Budget had covered the aspirations of the farmers, marginalised sector, youth, MSMEs, OBCs, women, entrepreneurs, and salaried class and also laid great emphasis on green growth, startups, as well as local manufacturing sectors.