02 Feb 2021  |   03:37am IST

DOES GOA HAVE A PLAN TO SPEND ITS RS 300 CRORE LIBERATION BONANZA? GOANS OFFER SUGGESTIONS

The Union budget was presented today and Goa was received an unlikely windfall with an allocation of Rs 300 crore for the celebration of the state’s 60 years of liberation from Portuguese rule. Café asked Goans what they would like to see the money used for.
DOES GOA HAVE A PLAN TO SPEND ITS RS 300 CRORE LIBERATION BONANZA? GOANS OFFER SUGGESTIONS

Team Café

Healthcare, COVID showed us that whatever we have is less. So 300 crore should be used to upgrade and add healthcare facilities. This would mean we would have something to show as a mark or momento for this special Liberation day. 

-Blaise Costabir Entrepreneur

Rs. 300crores allocated should be used in creating a state of the art material’s research laboratory, biotech research laboratory, completion of unfinished industrial estate, completion of unfinished ESDM cluster, Solar electricity infrastructure, widen roads with a life of 15yrs minimum and 5G internet service 

-Tirthprasad Nagvekar Entrepreneur

Money should be spent on hospitals, improve simple basic infrastructure like water supply and electricity. Large Housing Complexes at Kadamba Plateau don’t have PWD water supply for the last 10 years. Invest in good public transport. Senior Citizens and Young Children suffer due to lack of Proper Public Transportation. 

-Kulashekhar Kantipudi Social Entrepreneur

The money should be spent on green revolution in Goa . Planting trees is the biggest value this government can do for Goa. The current government is known for bringing in destructive projects which are killing the natural habitat of the western ghats . The Mollem wildlife is endangered and if the government can do something for the families which were displaced due to mining losses it will be a big gift for these marginalised families . Also the youth who have lost their jobs should be financially compensated with social welfare schemes . Lastly if the chief minister can utilise the money to set up a advanced garbage disposal plant would be appreciated. 

-Kabir Pinto Makhija Ex Deputy Mayor

Use the budget to enhance technology for recycling and up cycling the non-biodegradable waste in the Sea and landfills of Goa and initiatives should be encouraged to tap the renewable sources of energy for electricity, support green initiatives and create forests out of barren spaces. 

-Maria Victor Social Tourism Entrepreneur

Income support to those who have lost Jobs due to the pandemic or in retraining them with new skills. That would be very helpful. 

-Jack Sukhija Hotelier



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