On Thursday Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced that petrol and diesel rates would be hiked by Rs 2 and Rs 1, respectively from 1st August in the state.
He said in the legislative assembly here, "We had reduced the petrol prices by Rs 11 when State government was sworn in. But now it is time to increase them."
The hike will bring additional revenue of Rs 7 crore a month. "We will divert this money into infrastructure development fund and use it for creating infrastructure," he said. "A total Rs 84 crore would be added to the fund annually through this hike."
"Give me time till 19th December, 2015, and after that if you find any garbage on the roadside, I will quit the office," The Chief Minister said during a discussion on the budget.
Parrikar also announced that he would quit the office if garbage was not cleared from the roads in the state by 19th December 2015.
He also Announced construction of three garbage treatment plants in the state.