Goa Budget 2017

CM Presents Rs 16,270 cr Goa Budget 2017 – 2018


Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presented the Goa Budget 2017 – 2018 in the Goa State Legislative Assembly on Friday. Parrikar presented a revenue surplus Goa budget of Rs 202.48 cr. The Gross budget size  for 2017-18 is Rs 16,270 cr as against Rs 14,694 cr in 2016-17.Rs 10,872 cr estimated revenue; Rs 10,670 cr estimated expenditure.

There has been three-fold increase in central funds. Rs 3224.61 cr is the state share of central taxes which is 22.4% of net budget.

Goa Budget 2017-18 – Salient Features

State planning board will be closed.

Special VRS will be introduced for those employees who can’t cop up with growing work

Usage of Aadhar Card for schemes.

Lot of lethargy in government – Time bound services act will be implemented.

Disproportionate assets and other cases will be investigated by vigilance and for that matter special squad will be constituted in vigilance department

Digitisation of all property transactions will be made.

Aim to achieve 6 percent growth in agriculture. Greater emphasis on Horticulture crops and floriculture

Assured price for sugar cane increased from Rs 2500 to Rs 3000

Varaha palan scheme will be introduced for pig rearing.

Rs 6 Cr additional grants for primary schools giving education in Konkani and Marathi

Additional 50 counselors and 15 supervisors in all schools and higher secondary’s will be recruited

Entire backlog of laptop distribution will be covered this year. 11th  std students will be given laptops.

Comprehensive transport facility for students.

Rs 50 Cr budgetary provision made for laptops distribution

Impact assessment survey will be done for DSS and Griha Aadhar scheme. Then financial assistance under these schemes will be increased based on inflation index

Goa will be made 1st Beggars free state in the country. Rehabilitation centre will be set up for beggars.

Total renovation of all old age home

Autism complexes to be established across Goa in support of Autism Institute of India

Rs 978.8 Cr  for social sector, Rs 475 for women and child empowerment, Rs 190 Cr for tribal welfare

GMC to celebrate 175 years of its existence. Rs 150 crore set aside for setting up burns unit in Goa Medical College. Primary health centre will be upgraded with more beds.   Use of military personnel for administration & security supervision of Goa Medical College

New South Goa District hospital will be  ready for public use in 2018

Budget to focus on revamping entire education system in the state. Integrated educational complexes at Margao and Mapusa will be developed.

Special grant of Rs 20 cr for Mapusa, Curchorem and Rs 10 cr for Bicholim for special infrastructure projects

Panaji to get Rs 550 crores from centre through Smart City mission.

Work of Ribandar bypass road will be completed by Dec 2017

Deendayal health insurance scheme made optional for govt employees

New depart for rural development will be set up

Dedicated cell in PWD to look after PM Gram sadak yojana and other infrastructure works

New E-governance projects in all municipalities including CCP

During this financial year New Mandovi bridge and Amona Virdi bridge will be completed

Work of new Khandepar bridge costing Rs 297 cr will be completed before 2020.

Increase in PWD budget allocation by 40%, total allocation of Rs 1900 Crore

Four railway overbridges to be built in Goa with financial support from rail ministry.

20 MLD water treatment plant for Panaji will be completed till 2018.

Road safety audit worth Rs 220 crores to be taken up this year.

Ribander bypass road work will be completed by Dec 2017

100 dual pump Solar power water supply projects in remote areas will be introduced

New sewage system in Candolim and Bicholim

Rs 105 cr provided for creating additional infrastructure for 36th national Games in next year.

NCC will be strengthened from school to college level

Goa state co- operative bank an apex body is in bad stage. It needs professional care and not political care. Rs 20 cr provided to take care of the same.

CCTV cameras in all Taluka Godowns of civil supply to reduce thefts

Goa will be made kerosene free state.

LPG  gas connections to left out families

Second solid waste treatment plant at Cacora in south Goa this year.

By 2020 Goa will be made garbage free state

Below 40 microns plastic will be completely banned in Goa.

116 Crore provided for garbage management

By June 2017 waste management corporation will be made fully functional

Master plan to protect turtle nesting sites

Seed bank for preservation of Goan seeds and crops

Rs 150 crores allotted for improving public transport, especially to tourist destination.Dedicated traffic management plan for all major cities in Goa

Panaji, Mapusa and Bicholim  Bus stands upgradation will be put on fast track

Taxi owners will get subsidy scheme like bus owners

Coastal security will be strengthened

Emergency monitoring system for Fire safe Goa

Dabolim airport will be upgraded on a time to time basis even after Greenfield Mopa international airport is completed.

All street lights to be converted to LED by December 2017

90 B type quarters at Porvorim and 40 B type quarters at Arlem for police personnel

Bird festival this year at Khotigao wild life sanctuary

Betul  Chapora and Talpana jetties  will be upgraded.

IFFI infrastructure works will be on fast track

Dedicated task force to take work at Donapaula

Reworked pension scheme for Journalists

Focus on total implementation of current IT policy; Start up promotion board to be established

IT park work in Chimbel to be taken up on priority – 2 years time

Regional Plan to be completed and notified by December 2017

Digital payment will be made financial rewarding. Schemes to discourage cash transaction

Five major cities to be connected with tourist places with frequent plying of KTC with a budget of Rs.150 cr.

Special policy to protect and preserve  Goa’s wetlands

30% reservation for local population in housing board projects

100 cr budget towards Konkan Railways

Theme Park around Mayem lake

Mini helipad at Old Goa for high end tourism

Archival exhibition of Portuguese and Modi script marathi records will be organised

Konkani bhavan will be constructed

Opinion poll day will be celebrated in a big way

Appropriate legislation to regularise houses on communidade lands. First Chimbel, Camrabhat and Zuarinagar slums will be rehabilitated


Tax Proposals – Goa Budget 2017-18

VAT will be 15 % on petrol. Price of Petrol will go up but will be kept less than Rs 65.

Propose to withdraw entree fee for vehicles at check posts when GST it implemented

State will gain, if any shortfall, to be compensated by the central govt once GST is implemented

No VAT on electric vehicles; 1% reimbursement of VAT on aviation turbine fuel

Excise duty on beer manufacturing increased

Moratorium on registration of rent a bike withdrawn

Processing fee for registering partnership firms; Rs 1000 to register societies

Source: Goa Roots

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