Timeline
2012
Feb 16

Collectorate Building

2011
Feb 16

Four Lane Road at Navelim

2008
Feb 16

Ravindra Bhavan

2005
Feb 16

Ana Fonte

2001
Feb 16

SGPDA Market

2000
Feb 16

Sewage & STP

1996
Feb 03

KRC Over bridge

• He was first elected as the Chairman of Goa Agricultural Produce Marketing Board and he served as its Chairman for 12 Years.
• He was then elected as a Councillor in the Margao Municipal Council.
• He has been a Member of the Goa Legislative Assembly having represented the Margao Constituency five times.
• He has handled the important portfolios of Power, Mines, Urban Development and Art & Culture in Goa’s cabinet of ministers.
• He was the first Madgaonkar Chief Minister of Goa.

After being first sworn in as a minister in 1999, he became Chief Minister of Goa in 2007. It was a proud moment for each and every Madgaonkar. During his tenure as Chief Minister, Madgaon did gain a lot. Some landmark works that were taken up and executed then are:
1.The magnificent Collectorate building which catches the eye of every visitor to Margao. It is arguably the finest District Collectorate building in the entire country.
2.A solid waste management plant through the public-private-partnership model which is the first of its kind in the state.
3.Upgradation of the Ravindra Bhavan Margao to international standards. Today it is a vibrant centre for all activities related to art and culture and has brought artistes and performers from all over the world to Margao.

Digamberbab has, during his 22 years as Margao’s MLA, worked tirelessly for the city, bringing to our doorstep innumerable development works. Starting from 1994, when as a brand-new MLA, he introduced to Margao the concept of ‘hot mix’ on the city’s roads, his stint as Power Minister was a period during which the needs and convenience of the consumer was given top priority. He introduced mobile transformers to ensure power supply even in case of transformer failure and mobile vans to attend to complaints throughout the day. 24-hour call centres were set up in each city, but Margao received special emphasis. It is the only city in Goa with 4 inter-connected sub-stations which practically eliminated power interruptions. The work of illuminating roads and underground cabling has been most extensively done in Margao. As Urban Development Minister, he simplified procedures in all municipal councils to benefit the common man. Constitution of citizen committees ensured their participation in identifying key projects to be taken up. The vision of e-governance and citizen facilitation centres was brought to Goa by him in collaboration with the Kalyan-Dombivli Mahanagarpalika, and though the idea has not been fully developed by his successors, citizens are benefitted greatly even by the partial implementation of his ideas. However one of his main achievement as the Urban Development Minister was shifting of the wholesale and retail fish and vegetable market from behind the municipal building to the new SGPDA market complex without any law and order problem.

The Ana Fonte garden, which boasts of the only musical fountain in Goa and neighbouring districts of other states, and the Railway Overbridge at Khareband, which was possible only because of Digamberbab’s personal intervention with the Konkan Railway top brass, are just two examples of how he made the near impossible possible. Another example of his vision for the future of Margao is the Master Balancing Reservoir, with a total capacity of 18000 m3, which has been a solution for all of Margao’s water woes.