Panaji, January 04, 2012 … Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar today said that his Government has fullfilled almost all the assurances given to the people of the state during election. He appealed to the people to support the Government in the process of development and maintain conducive and positive atmosphere in the state to enable the government work for the interest of the state and its people.

Launching the unique Griha Aadhar scheme by distributing sanction letters to 360 beneficiaries from Tiswadi taluka under Griha Aadhar scheme to be implemented under  the Directorate of  Women and Child Development in the city today the Chief Minister said under the Griha Aadhar scheme as many as 7703 sanction letters were given to the beneficiaries in the state today.

He said the benefit of the schemes be it Griha Aadhar, Ladli Laxmi, Dayanand Social Security scheme is being extended to the people irrespective of caste, creed and religion. However, to implement the welfare schemes effectively what is required is positive and not negative atmosphere  he asserted.

Shri Vishnu Wagh, MLA, and Chairman of Kala Academy, Smt Vaidehi Naik, Mayor CCP Panaji, and Shri P. Krishnamurthy, Secretary Women and Child Development were present on the occasion.

The Griha Adhar Scheme envisages an amount of Rs 1000/- per month for house wife.

The Chief Minister reiterated that his Government is committed for the welfare of needy and poor people and in the same breath said that efforts are being made to fulfill  all the assurances given to the people in next two years. He also listed various schemes of the Government including  recently launched KTC Monthly Bus Pass facility. He disclosed that electronic Ration card system will be started in Goa in next two months.

Shri Vishnu Wagh MLA and Smt Vaidehi Naik complimented the Chief Minister for having conceived the idea of launching Griha Aadhar scheme which they pointed out will ease the financial burden of house wives to sustain livelihood.

Earlier Smt Varsha S. Naik, CDPO, ICDS Tiswadi taluka who welcomed the gathering urged the women to focus on education for their empowerment.