PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that Rs 227 crore have already been approved for Goa under centrally sponsored schemes.
He was speaking to media after attending monthly high level review meeting with govt officials.
“Rs 227 crore have already been approved for Goa under centrally sponsored schemes and the state is working on seeking funds to the tune of Rs 943 crore for 70 more projects,” said Sawant.
He further said that detailed Project Reports (DPR) are ready for all the 70 projects however, as on date 42 have been sent to the center for approval, he informed.
State has earlier appointed two consultants, Darashaw and Company Pvt Ltd and All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG) to help the govt coordinate with the Centre to secure funds under the central sector and centrally sponsored schemes in different sectors.
Sawant said his government will seek the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence, and the Skill India Centre in Goa, among other initiatives.
The Goa government will establish the National Hydrogen Mission here with the help of the Union government, as well as an organic farming centre in each district, he added.
The CM expressed confidence the state will get Rs 2,000 crore for national highway works in fiscal 2023-24, adding his government will submit proposals worth Rs 500 crore for rural infrastructure development.
He said for fiscal 2020-21, Goa received funds of Rs 3865 crore through different schemes, including the GST compensation, and this rose to Rs 4304 crore during the year 2021-22. “The state has received Rs 3412 crore up to December 30, 2022, and this is projected to touch Rs 5,000 crore by March 2023,” Sawant added.