Under the Goa Panchayat (Grant of Financial Assistance to the Village Panchayats to deal with Plastic Garbage Menace) Scheme, 2007, financial assistance is given to the Village Panchayat which are affected by plastic garbage menace. The village Panchayats can hire labourers @ a maximum of Rs.150/- per labourer, for collection of the plastic garbage from the household on door – to – door basis or organize regular plastic collection drives in their areas. Every such Village Panchayat which is affected by plastic garbage menace is entitled for Rs.25,000/- per annum for collection and disposal of the plastic waste. In case a Compactor is provided to the Village Panchayat than such Panchayat is entitled to Rs. 50,000/- per annum which is also to be utilized for the purpose of fuel for the Compactor.
Under this scheme the Govt. takes up the infrastructure project in every Panchayat amounting to 1 Crore. The Panchayat has to decide the project to be undertaken and will be executed through GSIDC, GTDC or such other agency. Funds will be allotted to the agency in 3 installments within 30 days after receiving the detail proposal.
The Govt. has decided to make a token provision of Rs.10.00 lakhs to attend calamities during the monsoon period from June to Sept.2014. The scheme is in the formulation stage and will be forwarded to the Govt. for necessary action.
Under the Rural Garbage Disposal scheme the State Government provides funds to the Village Panchayats for acquisition of land for garbage sites and for development of the garbage collection site and other facilities required for disposal of Garbage. Under the scheme the village Panchayats are required to segregate the garbage at source into bio – degradable and non-biodegradable waste. The bio-degradable waste is to be vermin – composted through the process of vermiculture for which the Panchayats are required to construct composting pits. The cost of collection, transportation, segregation, storage processing and disposal of Garbage is also borne by the Government to the extent of 98% and the balance 2% is to be borne by the Village Panchayat, for the first 3 years. On the expiry of this period, the entire cost is to be borne by the Village Panchayats. Detailed guidelines have been annexed to the scheme so as to assist the Panchayats in disposal of the garbage in a hygienic and scientific manner.
Government sanctions grant-in-aid for financially weaker panchayats for undertaking the developmental works. These grants mainly under the heading roads and communication and Health and Sanitation. The Pattern of assistance is as follows:
|(a) Panchayat having annual income||Govt. grants||Popular contribution|
|(b)Upto Rs.3.00 lakhs||100% of project cost||NIL|
|(c)Between Rs.3.00 lakhs to Rs.4.00lakhs||75% of project cost||25%|
|(d)Between Rs.4.0lakhs to Rs.5.00lakhs||50% of project cost||50%<|
|(e) Above Rs.5.00lakhs||NIL||NIL|
Goa Panchayat Parishad established in the year 1983 with its office at 115, Ramchandra building, Mapusa.The Directorate releases an amount of Rs.10000/-to the Parishad every year to undertake various activities. There are Mahila Mandals in the villages Organized and register under the Societies Act. Of 1860. The Directorate sanctions unconditional grants to Mahila Mandals in order to take up Social activities and to create Awareness among the Rural Woman’s for Participation in Panchayat Raj. After registration of the new Mahila Mandals,it is eligible for a grant of Rs.1000/- for the first year and there after an amount of Rs.500/- is released to each Mahila Mandals every year as annual grant.
The All India Panchayat Parishad and the Mahila Mandals are required to submit Utilization Certificate of Grants sanctioned to them every year.
Under Rajiv Awaas Yojana Scheme any person who is born and residing in the State of Goa sice last 15 years and whose father and mother is born in Goa and where the total income including that of his family from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh and who does not own any house or owns a house either in his/her own name or in the name of any of the family meembers, which requires repairs, shall be eligible to avail the benifits of this scheme. The Director of Panchayats is the sanctioning authorithy for the rural areas and The Director of Social Welfare is the sanctioning authorithy for urban areas. Under this scheme an amount of Rs.25,000/- shall be sanctioned for the purpose construction of new house and 12,500/- for the purpose of repairing an existing house. The eligible applicants who require assistance under this scheme are required to submit the application in the prescribed form to the respective Block Developmen Officer with all the required documents.
Under the schemes the village Panchayat may apply to the Govt. for grant of loan for starting, in there area anyone or more of such remunerative schemes given below. (a) Coconut and Cashew Nurseries
(b) Laying out of Orchards
(c) Laying out of Vegetables Farms
(d) Reclamation of Waste Land
(e) Installation of Pumping Sets
(f) Purchase of Tractors and Improved Agricultural Implements hire.
(g) Poultry Farms
(h) Piggery Farms
(j) Construction of Guest Houses, Shops, markets and Godowns.
(k) Working of Stone Quarries
(l) Small and Cottage Industries
(m) Miscellaneous schemes based on particular potentialities of the area.
(n) Any Other Scheme Approved by the Government.