Goa may adopt two Uttarakhand villages for rehabilitation
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.
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