Panaji: Two days after thumping victory of the party in the Zilla Panchayat polls, the BJP-led Goa government on Wednesday announced slew of measures including enhanced financial powers to the bodies representing local self governance.
State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters that the Cabinet has increased developmental grants to the various Panchayats while thought is also given to give more powers to the Zilla Panchayats.
BJP had won with clear majority the seats in ZP polls, the results of which were announced on December 14.
Sawant said that the state government wants to link Zilla Panchayats with the departments like Agriculture and Animal Husbandry so that there is concentrated efforts to implement “Swayampurna Goa” mission.
The chief minister said that the developmental grants to the panchayats have been increased which will give them more financial muscles. He said that the with more financial empowerment, the panchayats and its representatives will be able to serve people in a better way.