South Goa: In a significant move towards the development of Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Viksit Bharat, Viksit Goa 2047’ programme on Tuesday, inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for projects amounting to over Rs 1330 crore.
The highlight of the event was the inauguration of the permanent campus of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Goa. The newly constructed campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including tutorial complexes, departmental complexes, seminar complexes, administrative buildings, hostels, health centers, staff quarters, amenity centers, a sports ground, and other utilities. These facilities aim to cater to the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff of the Institute, as outlined by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi dedicated the new campus of the National Institute of Watersports, which is set to introduce 28 tailor-made courses. These courses are designed to foster the development of watersports and water rescue activities, targeting both the general public and the armed forces.
The event also marked the inauguration of a 100 TPD (tonnes per day) Integrated Waste Management Facility in South Goa. This facility is equipped for the scientific treatment of 60 TPD wet waste and 40 TPD dry waste. Notably, the facility features a 500 KW solar power plant that generates surplus electricity, aligning with sustainable energy practices.
As part of the developmental initiatives, Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone for a Passenger Ropeway, which includes associated tourism activities connecting Panaji and Reis Magos. Additionally, the foundation stone for the construction of a 100 MLD (million litres per day) Water Treatment Plant in South Goa was laid during the event.
The commitment to employment generation was evident as the Prime Minister distributed appointment orders to 1930 new government recruits across various departments under the Rozgar Mela. Moreover, he handed over sanction letters to beneficiaries of various welfare schemes, underlining the government’s focus on inclusive growth and development in the region.