PANAJI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today allocated Rs. 300 crore for celebration of 60th Goa Liberation Day.
The announcement of Rs 300 crore by Sitharaman follows repeated requests made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for a package of Rs 100 crore for celebration of the event across the country and restoration of places of historic interest in the coastal state.
“Goa is celebrating diamond jubilee year of the state Liberation from Portuguese rule …. From govt of India side I propose to grant Rs. 300 crore for the celebration”, Sitharaman told Parliament
Soon after the announcement, CM Sawant thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the allocation.
“I thank the Hon PM Shri @narendramodiji, FM Smt @nsitharamanji for the allocation of Rs 300 Cr in the budget to mark 60 Years of Goa’s Liberation. I also thank the Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShahji for his continued guidance and support. #AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget,” Sawant tweeted.