Griha Laxmi – Goa TMC’s flagship scheme launched on December 11 has seen an overwhelming response among the people, with more than 1 Lakh families registering for the same in a span of just 12 days. Celebrating the milestone, Goa TMC leaders Shri Kiran Kandolkar, Smt Swati Kerkar, Smt Pratibha Borkar & advocate Seoula Vas addressed the media at the TMC party office in Panaji and thanked Goans for their unprecedented support.
Launched as a welfare initiative with universal coverage within the state, the scheme promises guaranteed income support of Rs 5000 per month (Rs 60,000 annually) into the account of a woman member of every household, covering all of the 3.5 lakh families in Goa.
Thanking the people for their massive support, Smt Swati Kerkar who has been actively participating in door-to-door campaigns noted, ‘This scheme has got tremendous response from public. When we go on a campaign trail, the response we get from women is a real-time testimony to the success of the scheme. Our registrations have crossed 1 lakh within just 12 days, and more and more women are coming forward to register, given the immense benefits.’
Talking about the impact of the scheme, Smt Pratibha Borkar said, ‘Women in Goa have hardly benefited from any BJP introduced schemes in the last 10 years. Goa TMC has launched this scheme to empower and uplift women.’
Legal activist Seoula Vas, who recently joined Goa TMC highlighted how the scheme was imperative to help revive Goa’s dwindling business. She said, ‘We are trying to put money in the pockets of woman because they know the economy better than anyone. Schemes like these will increase the purchasing power of women, thereby furthering the economic prosperity of the family and the State and will help push up the GDP.’
Talking about the intent of this women-centric scheme, Shri Kiran Kandolkar added that the objective behind introducing a welfare scheme like this is to see the women of Goa stand firmly on their feet, without financial constraints holding them back. ‘Over 1 lakh families have already registered in just 12 days. It is Goa TMC’s endeavour to make lives of Goans better with each passing day.’ Noting the intense apathy of the BJP government, he further added, ‘People have no faith in the BJP because they have betrayed the people’s mandate over and over again. Even during Covid they failed to stand by the people. We have no doubt that people will overthrow them in the upcoming elections.’
With several leaders actively campaigning on the ground, the Griha Laxmi is projected to be one of the most progressive welfare schemes the state has seen till date. Goa TMC is grateful to the people of Goa for their faith and trust. Goa TMC pledges to oust the BJP and bring in a ‘New Dawn’ of good governance & prosperity that the people of Goa rightfully deserve.