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PANAJI: The Goa Cabinet today granted formal approval for the Smart City Proposal (SCP) of Panaji which has been forwarded to the Urban Development Ministry.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters that Goa is already amongst the 100 cities shortlisted by the Centre to get funds under SCP.
Goa had forwarded its Rs 981.11 crore proposal to the union ministry on December 14, 2015.
“The proposal was already sent but it is a formality to get it approved in the State cabinet. We are happy that we are amongst 100 cities vying to get selected,” Parsekar said.
Deputy chief minister and state urban development minister Francis D’Souza said after 100 cities, the selection would be zeroed down to 20 cities which will be beneficiaries of the scheme in the first phase.
Corporation of City of Panaji, the local civic body, had drafted the proposal which was approved initially by state high powered committee before forwarding it to the Delhi.
The minister said suggestions from 19,619 locals were received which were made the part of the proposal.