Panaji, December 03, 2019 …Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant in the presence of Panchayat Minister, Shri Mauvin Godinho; MLA and Chairman, Goa Housing Board, Shri Subhash Shirodkar inaugurated the new building of Village Panchayat Panchwadi in Shiroda Assembly constituency, constructed under Upgradation of Infrastructure in Rural areas under Deendayal Panchayat Raj Infrastructure Development (Golden Jubilee) Scheme 2013, recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sawant said, with the visionary leadership of Ex-CM late Manohar Parrikar all round development of the State started in the year 2012. The major projects standing tall in the State today and some of which are nearing completion is the vision of late Parrikar. Shri Parrikar laid due emphasis to develop the infrastructure of rural areas along with the cities, he added. The infrastructure being undertaken in the field of Government education in the State is much much higher compared to other States, he said.
Dr. Sawant urging the people, mainly youths, to focus on revival of the traditional business of agriculture and farming said that the rural economy of the State can only increase with agriculture and farming. Government is ready to provide all the necessary support and technical know-how. One just needs to take one step forward and show interest in this field, he said.
The Chief Minister reiterated the Government commitment to make all out efforts to make every Goan self sustainable and stand on their own feet. Panchayats should take the requiste initiative to give a fillip to the agriculturists. Farmers should ensure to add value to their local produce apart from looking at proper upgradation and marketing techniques to earn higher returns, Shri Sawant remarked.
Shri Sawant applauded the efforts of MLA Shirodkar for his contribution in the field of education for the last 5 decades to educate the students and make them capable to face the challenges in this competitive world.
Shri Shirodkar lauded Governments vision for all round development of the State. He said keeping in mind the basic needs of the people – electricity, road and water 12 crores of electricity works in the Shiroda constituency are sanctioned apart from augmentation of water supply system, he said.
Zilla Panchayat Member, Shri Jaideep Shirodkar and panch member Shri Cristev Costa spoke on the occasion. Sarpanch, Anthony D’costa welcomed while panch member, Shri Vishant Gaonkar proposed the vote of thanks.
Deputy Sarpanch, Mrs Crista Fernandes; BDO, Shri Milindra Velip, panch members and Ex sarpanchas were also present on the occasion. Students of the Panchashil High School presented welcome song.
The ground plus two panchayat building consists of 6 shops on the ground floor to mop in additional revenue to the panchayat. The first floor consists of the Panchayat office, gymnasium, library, store room and pantry. Separate seating areas are provided for sarpanch with conference room. Second floor has a hall with a capacity of 300 persons. Two green rooms on either side of the stage are provided with attached toilets along with separate toilets for ladies and gents on all floors.