GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant launched the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Swayampoorna Goa’ initiative as part of the state government’s economic revival plan to make villages self-reliant. Speaking at a function through video conferencing, Sawant said that the programme will be implemented for the next three years. In the first phase, 191 villages would be taken up, while from October 2, 2021, 14 municipalities will be covered as part of the second phase.
Initially, the programme will be rolled out in 41 villages, and in the next one and half months, other villages will also be covered, he added. While emphasising on ‘griha udyog’, Sawant called for a collective effort and promised to fast-track projects under this scheme. Sawant said that he will visit villages with ministers every month, while the panchayat members will monitor the programme. “We should keep aside politics and aim to make the Swayampoorna Goa programme successful,” he said.
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