Panaji, January 16, 2019 ….The Minister for Housing Board, RDA (Rural Development Agency) and Ports, Shri Jayesh Salgaonkar announced today that Goa will be having two ambitious projects soon under the RDA which would provide employment to locals, artisans and self-help groups. The Minister was speaking as the Chief Guest for the Panel Discussion ‘Livelihoods Security and Goa’ organized by Goa Livelihoods Forum, today.
Shri Salgaonkar spoke about the proposed landmark projects-Goa Bazaar project and Global Village-which would be a place for locals to exhibit their works and for artisans from all over India to perform. This will be an eco-friendly project,” he said. Shri Salgaonkar also said this would be beneficial to even the Self-Help Groups, as they would be able to access a market for the things that they make.
Shri Rajeev Dar from NASSCOM Foundation, Director of Caritas, Fr Maverick Fernandes, President of Goa Domestic Workers Union, Ms. Aruna Chari, President of Goa Mining Peoples Front, Shri Puti Gaonkar, Tourism Expert, Shri Sanjeev Sardessai were members on the panel discussion which was moderated by senior journalist Shri Prakash Kamat. Shri Dharmanand Vernekar compered the function.