Looks like the pre-elections freebies galore for the youth of Goa has already begun in the state of Goa. The ruling government has made an announcement of Free Data and Talk time for the one lakh twenty-five thousand Goan youth with the notice, if found making the miscues of the scheme, it will be withdrawn. According to the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, the government has granted the approval for the scheme on 25h November and the scheme will run in association with Vodafone.
The Chief Minister of Goa, today, made an announcement of the scheme of Free Data and Talk-time for the 1.25 lack beneficiaries, mainly the youth in age group of 16-30 years. The scheme will provide 3GB of data and 100 minutes of talkative to the eligible Goan youth. “The Goa Government has made a provision to discontinue the scheme if a beneficiary is found misusing it,” said the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
The above scheme is the part of Indian government’s Digital India Initiative and it will be launched in the state on Monday. The scheme is named as Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana. “Goa Yuva Sanchar Yojana will be unveiled on Monday. It will be launched across the state providing 100 minutes talk time and 3 GB Internet data free with a SIM card (every month) for youths aged between 16-30 years,” Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told PTI.
He further stated that Goa Government has entered into contract with the Vodafone mobile service providers, a private mobile operator in the state. He said the scheme will benefit around 1.25 Lakh youth in Goa. Parsekar said the state Cabinet on November 25 had granted its approval to the program which is in line with the Digital India initiative of the Narendra Modi Government. The Chief Minister said the government has made a provision to discontinue the scheme if a beneficiary is found to be misusing it.
The Digital India initiative is a flagship programmes of the Modi Government that seeks to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Launched in July last year, the programme aims to provide a much-needed thrust to areas like broadband highways, universal access to mobile connectivity, public Internet access programme and e-Governance.