Centre gives Goa Rs 300 crore for 60 years of liberation

Goa, which is in its diamond jubilee year of liberation from Portuguese rule, got an unexpected bonanza from the Union Budget with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a grant of Rs 300 crore for the celebrations. CM Pramod Sawant, who had sought Rs 100 crore from the Centre for the year-long festivities, was quick to thank Sitharaman and Union home minister Amit Shah for the grant.