Goa: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday that even if god becomes chief minister, he wouldn’t be able to provide 100% government employment to the people of the state.“That means we have to coordinate and make the people swayampurna (self-reliant),” Sawant said, adding that ministers would visit village panchayats to solve people’s problems and contribute to Swayampurna Goa. He said the government would try to eradicate poverty, and that he “became sad” when he saw that people still don’t have toilets and employment.
He stressed on the need to coordinate with the private sector to provide jobs to those who have passed Classes X and XII.He asked panchayat representatives “not to do politics”. “If you help people living in poverty, they will never forget you or your favour,” he told them.He also directed panchayat secretaries to organise meetings of panchayat representatives with swayampurna mitra when he visits the panchayats. The ‘mitra’ (friend) will try to implement 80 schemes in the villages, he said, adding that IT department officials would assist engineers who want to launch startups.
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