Goa Vision 2035 document to be ready in June

Panaji: Five months after submitting preliminary report, a Government-appointed committee led by noted scientist Raghunath Mashelkar will present its final document on `Goa Vision 2035` in the first week of June.

The committee, whose members met here this week, has decided to give a detailed report on `What should be Goa`s vision for 2035`.

Sources stated that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had attended the Mashelkar panel meeting and asked it to give the vision document with doable things. "Suggest those things which can be implemented within a time-frame," the Chief Minister reportedly told the closed- door meeting.

Renowned environmentalist Madhav Gadgil and technocrat Ashank Desai are the other members of the committee, which had submitted its preliminary report in December last year.

The report had suggested various measures, including a cap on iron ore extraction in the tourist state, for the long -term sustainable development of Goa. Parrikar has said the Government can form an empowered committee to implement the final report.

The committee under Mashelkar, a former chief of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) who has Goan roots, was set up by the erstwhile Congress-led Government.