Goa completed 60 years of Liberation on December 19, 2021. Even six decades after liberation, Goa still cannot get good roads, 24×7 water and power supply.
The condition of primary schools is bad, with student numbers decreasing with every passing year. The health infrastructure is also bad, and this was proved during surge in COVID19 cases last May.
However, while Goa needs to look into this, the State government has some other plans to celebrate 60 years.
Iconic Administrative building, development of trekking corridos are some of the projects the State wants to take up as part of Goa’s 60 years of liberation, which will be celebrated next month.
Goemkarponn has in possession the documents that reveal the government’s plans to use the Rs 300 cr granted by the Centre to celebrate the 60th year of liberation.
After the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in Budget Rs 300 cr grant to Goa, several proposals have been prepared by the State.
The summary of proposals for the development of infrastructure in the State is vital for overall economic development and job creation, augmenting history and culture and benefiting the local Goans, the government says in the document.
The document says that the contained information may vary due to any changes in the environment.
To meet the aforesaid objectives, all development proposals outlined in the document were aligned to meet the following focus areas:
- Swayampurna Goa@60 B. Goa @ 60: Empowering Goan villages
- Goa @ 60 Liberation of Goa-Showcasing Goan Heritage & Culture:
Goa is blessed with rich heritage and culture, which is worth showcasing to the entire world. In this regard, the proposal includes the creation of suitable infrastructure that showcases its rich heritage, history, art, and culture to the tourists visiting the State, as well as the same, will
help pass on rich traditions to the next generation.
- Ushering in the future@60 – Signature Projects for Goa: The proposal includes the development of infrastructure that ascertains creation of substantial employment to local Goans as well as developing clean and green transportation system while plugging the
gaps in connectivity.
- Young Goa @ 60:Skill Building of Goan Youth:As Tourism the sector is one of the key industries in the State, contributing to 16.4% of state nominal GDP and more than 40% of locals are dependent on this sector, it is important to further strengthen it to attract quality tourists, increase their average length of stay and create avenues for increasing their spending. Hence, it is important to upskill Goan youth for plugging the