Parrikar said that right from his first tenure as the chief minister, he has always preferred to retain Education and Finance portfolios with him.
"I have purposely kept these portfolios with me. Finance is my love whereas Education is another portfolio which I like to handle. Portfolio of Education, which contributes for 30 per cent of total budget, is not preferred by many of the ministers," he said referring to his four different stints, including the current one where he is heading the coalition government.
"It is that department where you have to carry burden and no much avenue for development," the Chief Minister said.
Parrikar said that during his all stints, he has pumped in a lot of money in creating infrastructure for educational institutions.
The CM said that the state government wants to create integrated school complexes, where all educational institutions would be accommodated at one place.
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"We intend to spend more Rs 50-100 crore on creating integrated school complexes. We are working out on the complexes in Margao and Mapusa," he said, adding that it has been the demand of the people to shift schools out of city in secured places so that urban areas get decongested of traffic.
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