Banastari: The Government of Goa is pleased to inaugurate the Banastari Market Complex project at Banastari on 24th August, 2023 at 5.30 pm. Dr. Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister & Minister for Tribal Welfare will inaugurate the project in the presence of Shri. Shripad Naik, Hon’ble Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, Waterways, Tourism & hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri. Ravi Naik, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Shri. Mauvin Godinho, Hon’ble Minister for Panchayat, Shri. Govind Gaude, Hon’ble Minister for Art & Culture, Shri. Kedar Naik, Vice Chairman of GSIDC, Shri. Sadanand Shet Tanawade, Hon’ble Member of Parliament(Rajya Sabha), Shri. Shramesh Bhosle, Zilla Panchayat Member, Betqui- Khandola and Shri. Damodar Naik, Sarpanch of V.P Bhoma Adcolna.
The Banastari Market has been known to people as a traditional market. It is one of the most visited markets by people not only from neighbouring villages but from different parts of Goa. The Market Complex project is sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi under the scheme Art. 275 (1) of the Constitution of India. The total cost of the project is 1780.00 lakhs out of which 1232.37 lakhs have released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi. The project has been executed by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation.
The market complex is a constructed with the best of infrastructure for the vendors of the Banastarim Market. The market complex is spread across an area of 5000 sq mtrs with a proposed buildup area of 2833.00 sq mtrs. the proposed building has a total of 60 shops, separate space for vegetables , fish and meat vendor. Also, a community hall with a total capacity of 450 people is constructed in the said market.
The Market Complex is divided into 4 levels which include the parking level which is at the basement, ground floor, first floor and the second floor. There is a separate Sewage Treatment Plant set up to treat the sewage that will be generated from the Market Complex.
The aforesaid market will boost the rural economy and help the local vendors belonging to the Scheduled Tribe Community from the neighboring areas regularly sales their home grown and homemade products not only during the weekly market day but all throughout the week.