Goa may adopt two Uttarakhand villages for rehabilitation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 00:28

Panaji: Goa government plans to rehabilitate two villages of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and announce a relief fund.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters here on Monday that a special account has been opened in the State Bank of India in the name of `Chief Minister`s Uttarakhand Relief Fund`, to which the state government would seek donations.

Goa government plans to contribute Rs 5 crore to the fund while Parrikar has also decided to donate his month`s earnings, which amounts to Rs 1,29,500, to the fund.

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party`s legislative wing will also appeal to all members to donate their one month`s salary to the fund, Parrikar said.

Goa has set a target to collect Rs 15 crore to be spent on rehabilitating two villages in Uttarakhand.

Parrikar recalled Goa government had taken up a similar project by adopting a village in Gujarat when that state was hit by a major earthquake in January, 2001.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 00:27

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