Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar presents Budget in state Assembly

Panaji, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 January 2019, 05:33 PM
Just like last year, the CM Manohar Parrikar only read the operative part of the Budget. (Screengrab)
Just like last year, the CM Manohar Parrikar only read the operative part of the Budget. (Screengrab)

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been unwell for weeks, today presented his Budget for 2019-20 in the Goa Assembly. Just like last year, the chief minister only read the operative part of the Budget. According to a report in Goa Junction, the chief minister told the Assembly the he would serve the state with sincerity, integrity, dedication until his last breath.

“Present circumstances have prevented me from delivering detailed budget speech, but there is a josh, that is too high…. Very high and I am in hosh …. Full in hosh,” Parrikar said during his 6 minutes Budget speech.

Parrikar, who has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been in and out of hospitals in Mumbai, Delhi and the USA since February 2018. He has been recuperating at his private residence near Panaji since October 14 last year, after he was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

Last year, the 63-year-old had undergone a three-month-long treatment in the US. Days after returning from the US, he was admitted to a hospital at Candolim in north Goa.

Meanwhile, according to the Economic Survey report tabled on Wednesday in the State Legislative Assembly, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Goa showed a 12.14 percent growth during 2017-18 when compared to the previous fiscal.The report stated that the GSDP, at current prices for the year 2017-18 was estimated at Rs 70,267 crore as against Rs 62,660 crore in the year 2016-17, thereby registering a growth of 12.14 percent.

The quick estimates for the year 2017-18 revealed that primary sector accounts for 9.95 percent, secondary sector 53.23 percent and tertiary sector 36.82 percent, it said.

The report noted that the contribution of primary sector witnessed a decline from 9.86 percent in 2013-14 to 7.72 percent in 2015-16 and thereafter registered an upward trend of 9.95 percent in 2017-18.

First Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 03:44 PM
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