Panaji, December 19, 2016 …. Stating that the Government has initiated steps to ease the growing unemployment problem in the State Minister for Industries. Shri Mahadev Naik today said that 134 projects have been cleared under Investment Promotion Board which will generate as many as 23360 jobs to the educated unemployed youth in the State.

          The Industries Minister was addressing a large number of people including students who were assembled on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day celebrated at historic Kranti Maidan in Ponda today. The Industries Minister alongwith Shri Narendra Savaikar, Member of Parliament, South Goa; Shri Lavoo Mamledar, MLA; Dr. Radhika Nayak, Chairperson, Ponda Municipal Council, Shri Deepak Naik Borkar, Zilla Panchayat Member, Freedom Fighters and other dignitaries placed wreaths at martyrs memorial at Kranti Maidan and paid homage. He also unfurled the national tricolor and inspected the guard of honour presented by Police contingents.

          The Industries Minister said that the Government is endeavoring to set up non polluting industrial units in the State so that the unemployment problem is minimized. In this context, Shri Naik said in order meet the requirement of industries what is needed is quality education and keeping this in view the teaching community should impart quality and result oriented education to the students.

          Informing that the State Government has laid thrust to develop necessary infrastructure be it in the area of construction of bridges, roads and other spheres of development the Industries Minister said the Union Government under Ministry of road, transport and highways has sanctioned Rs.350 crores for the construction of bridges and highways in the State. These funds are being utilized for the construction of third new bridge across Mandovi River and also bridge across Khandepar river.

           In order to save consumption of Power the Government has already distributed LED bulbs to all the households in the State. The process to replace existing streetlight with LED has been commenced on State and national highways he further informed.

          The industries Minister also recalled the immense contribution made by late Shri Chandrakant Kenkre for the cause of Goa’s Liberation. We should remain indebted to the Supreme sacrifices of the freedom fighters and martyrs whose contribution and eternal memories will always be cherished by the people, he added.

          The students drawn from various schools from Ponda taluka presented patriotic songs on the occasion.

          Earlier on his arrival at the venue of the function the Industries Minister was received by Shri Paresh Faldessai, Dy. Collecor & SDO, Ponda and Smt. Sunita Sawant,  Dy. Superintendent of  Police, Ponda.

          Shri Girish Velguekar compered the function.


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