Speaking after inaugurating the EDC South Goa Branch at L& L Plaza, next to Matanhy Saldanha Administrative Complex, Margao today in the presence of Minister for Town & Country Planning, Shri Vijay Sardessai, the Chief Minister appealed to the Legislative Members to encourage the youths in their locality to avail the benefit of the CMRY scheme. Every Member can easily tap the entrepreneurship skills of around 100 youth which will lead to employment to around 2000 people.
Listing out the various industries for which benefit of the scheme can be availed, he urged the EDC officials have to increase the outreach of the scheme by taking it to the doorstep of the people at the grass root level of the State.
Speaking further, Shri Parrikar stating that development will be undertaken throughout the State of Goa said that government is serious in setting up offices in South Goa too. It is beneficial to the Government. The pressure on road network will reduce substantially, he pointed.
Town & Country Planning Minister, Shri Vijay Sardessai said that the setting of the branch office of EDC will boost entrepreneurship among unemployed youths and sprout growth. Special efforts to create awareness for proper dissemination of the scheme need to undertaken to ensure that such schemes reach to the people, he remarked.
Leader of Opposition, Shri Chandrakant(Babu) Kawlekar; MLA’s, Smt. Alina Saldanha, Shri Nilesh Cabral; Chairperson, MMC, Smt. Babita Angle Prabhudessai, Board of Directors of EDC; Managing Director, EDC, Shri S. Verenkar; Addl. Collector, Shri Agnelo Fernandes were amongst those prominent persons present on the occasion.
Shri Santosh Kenkre, Vice Chairman, EDC welcomed while Shri Siddharth Kunkolienkar, Chairman, EDC proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.