Panaji :: November 20th, 2019 .. Economic Development Corporation (EDC) organized Self Employment Awareness and Assistance Camp at Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem today. The Chief Guest for the function was Dy. Chief Minister, Shri Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar; Minister for Power, Shri Nilesh Cabral, Minister for Public Works, Shri Deepak Prabhu Pauskar and Commissioner for NRI affairs Shri Narendra Sawaikar were also present on the occasion.
Chairman Shri Sadanand Shet Tanavade, Vice Chairman Shri Sanjay Satardekar; Director, Shri Ralph De Souza, Managing Director, Shri Kiran Ballikar, Jt. MD Shri Carlos D’souza and trainer Shri Pravin Sabnis all from EDC were also present on the dais including Councilors, panch and ZP members from Curchorem constituency.
The programme was mainly to provide information and assistance on two schemes i.e. Goa Tribal Employment Generation Programme (GTEGP) Scheme and Chief Minister Rojgar Yogna (CMRY) Scheme.
Speaking on the occasion Dy. CM said that the success of any Government scheme is achieved only when it reaches to the masses and the benefits are availed by the maximum people. These types of awareness programme are very important mainly in rural areas, so as to make the people aware of the schemes and can be explained for fruitful results. He appreciated the Chairman of EDC for conducting such awareness camps to reach out to the youths to derive benefits for setting up their own enterprise and make their career.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Cabral appreciating the availability of loan application forms online urged them to enable the applicants to submit it online who will save time and money. He also stressed the need to modify the scheme for availing assistance under Self Help Groups (SHGs) which at present is five members, to accommodate more members while pointing that SHG’s consist more than 5 members. This would enable all SHG to avail benefit.
Shri Deepak Pauskar said to start any business; self confident along with financial support is must. The Government will provide all possible support to one who desires to do the business and shows her /his interest in business. Qualified engineers who register themselves with PWD Ministry can get contractual work and earn money he concluded.
Earlier, Shri Sadanand Shet Tanavade welcomed the guests.
Dy. General Manager, EDC, Smt. Pujan Makwana compared the function where as Shri Sanjay Satardekar proposed the vote of thanks.