The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant Chaired a meeting of the Empowered Working Group (EWG ) for the cause of Atmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa and reviewed the achievement of individual stakeholder of the Swayampurna mission, yesterday.
The Chief Minister insisted that each department adopt at least one village and implement all the schemes in that village and said that each HOD should visit the village at least once in a week, to reach the ground level. He cited cases as to how common men are unaware about schemes of Animal Husbandry and stressed that officers should go to the people and not the other way round.
Dr. Sawant suggested proper utilization of funds underscored the need to have a time bound action plan. Publicity of Swayampurna Goa programme should be undertaken throughout the State, he said and stressed the need of organizing special Gram Sabhas in the Forest Department, Swayampurna Goa and Ann Mahotsav etc.
The Chief Minister further suggested to appoint a Nodal officer from each department for Swaympurna Goa, due to the magnitude of work, inter departmental links and for smooth functioning of the project. Collective consciousness is the main boosting force for self reliance he reiterated.
The General Secretary DRID Shri Atul Jain, informed with excerpts from Prime Minister’s Speech of 15th August, 2020 relevant to Goa and felt that the objective of Swaympurna Goa can be adopted effectively. Collective efforts are very much required to accomplish this goal, he pointed.
Concept of traditional wisdom with modern tools was explained by Shri Atul Jain. He further briefed about important water missions of central Govt. and other schemes.
It was decided that there is a need to compile important data on Goa about Geographical resources, Demography, Water resources, Forest resources, Agricultural produce, Horticultural produce, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Tourism industry, Other Industry, Transportation and Other Economic Indicators etc.
Chief Secretary Shri Parimal Rai IAS, Secretary to CM, Shri J. Ashok Kumar IAS, Secy Environment, Shri Kunal IAS, G,S. DRID Shri Atul Jain, Director DPSE Dr.Y. Durgaprasad, MS. G.S.B.B.B Dr. Pradip Sarmokadam, OSD to Chief Minister Dr. Pratibha, Secy Art & Culture Shri C. S. Garg IAS, and others attended the meeting.