GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the state government has urged the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) to allocate Rs 300 crore for taking up development projects. Sawant held a meeting with various departments to review development works which were sanctioned by Nabard. Sawant said he has reviewed all projects taken up by directorate of panchayats, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC), departments of fisheries, public works and water resources under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
“During the past couple of years, Nabard funds were underutilised for various projects. Earlier, the state used to receive Rs 300 crore from Nabard, but due to non-utilisation this was reduced. However, this time we have requested Nabard to allocate this amount, and Nabard has assured us the funds will be sanctioned under RIDF,” he said. Sawant said that various projects, including providing toilets for public, construction of primary health centres as well as the South Goa fish market can be taken up under these funds.
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