South Goa to have social welfare department


PANAJI: In a move that will bring relief to the people from South Goa, the Department of Social Welfare is likely to open an office in South Goa soon.

The fully functional office is likely to be located in the new South Goa collectorate building and is expected to open in less than a month. It will be beneficial for people from remote areas such as Canacona and Neturlim who otherwise had to travel all the way to the department’s Panaji office to apply for various welfare schemes of the government.

Welcoming the move to set up an office in South Goa, Avelino de Sa, president of Disability Rights Association of Goa told TOI “It is very nice that the office will be opened in South Goa. We are very happy.”

He said DRAG had been demanding for an office in South Goa for more than four years now.

SOURCE:  TIMES OF INDIA

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