Goa to grant Rs 1 Cr to each panchayat for infra

PTI, PANAJI | 23 October 2013 20:06 IST

Goa government will launch its ambitious programme providing grants up to Rs one crore for creating infrastructure in various panchayats on October 25.

The 'Din Dayal Panchayat Raj Infrastructure Development Scheme' will provide non-refundable grant up to Rs one crore for setting up of durable infrastructure for the panchayats, state Panchayati Raj Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters here today. 

Goa has 190 village panchayats and all are eligible for the grant. 

The scheme would be launched on October 25 at Taleigao, a village near Panaji, wherein 10-15 panchayats would be given the sanction letter, he said, adding that the ministry has received applications from 21 panchayats.

The state government has decided to provide the grants to all the panchayats in next four years in a phased manner. Every panchayat will get the money in three instalments, Parsekar said. 

The grants are provided to commemorate 50 years of the panchayati raj system in Goa.

The first election for panchayat in Goa was held on October 24, 1962, he mentioned. 

The government will also felicitate 27 panchas, below 25 years of age, having been elected for the first time during the existing term. 

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PANCHAYAT IS THE MINI GOA ASSEMBLY. LOCAL MLA IS THE SPEAKER AND PANCHAYAT MEMBERS ARE THE MLAs. TWO PARALLEL GOVERNMENT IN GOA (PANCHAYAT & GOA ASSEMBLY). BOTH ARE MAKING LAWS. BETTER TO MERGE WITH EACH OTHER AND BECOME ONE (GOA GOVERNMENT).

- JOSE ROD, GOA | 29 th October 2013 14:09

 

Till date there is no information of the schemes and grants given to panchayats in our village.lets see if there is transparency in in looting 1cr when granted to them

- justino, dubai | 29 th October 2013 07:27

 

Till date there is no information of the schemes and grants given to panchayats in our village.lets see if there is transparency in in looting 1cr when granted to them

- justino, dubai | 29 th October 2013 07:25

 

I guess the various Ward members of these Panchayats will be battling it out, & cutting each others throats, to have more development in their own Wards.

Perhaps we will see some "Fireworks" soon, in utilising these Grants.

In the interest of Democratic Principles, it would be better if

ward Members put forth their ideas/schemes( at least 3) and let the ward members decide/choose what would be most essential./suitable for the whole area.

- N.Fernandes, UK | 24 th October 2013 16:34

 

Now it will be Loot unlimited at the panchayats.....The biggest Looters are in the Panchayats....Will there be any mechanish to monitor / Audit the funds and where it goes?????

This looks tailor made for Panchayats having Parivartan background to have a free loot

- savio, goa | 24 th October 2013 02:01

 

Women's husbands are sitting on the chair of Panch. Women panch is at home cooking for her husband. Reservation never make good but always bad and divide people and brings hatred.

- John Ferns, Goa | 23 rd October 2013 21:35

 

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