The Village Panchayat of Assagao is situated in the Bardez Taluka of North Goa District. The neighbouring parish of Badem is a part of Assagao Panchayat as well as Assagao Comunidade. The village of Assagao has a population of 7756 with 3598 male, 3200 female and 958 children There are 252 Schedule Caste and 2132 OBC people. The Village Panchayat consists of 7 wards. It has 5 male panchas and 2 female panchas representing their respective wards. Ward III and IV are reserved for women. In addition, 1 panch is co-opted from the SC community. Assagao is an educational hub thanks to the Comunidade of Assagao who gave vast lands for educational purpose, free of cost. Assagao has 2 Colleges (including an Engineering College of Agnel Fathers) 2 Secondary Schools and 1 Higher Secondary School, an Institute of Philosophy and Religion of the Pallottines, 2 Govt. Primary Schools and 2 private Primary Schools. There is a Sub- Health Centre in the village which comes under the Primary Health Centre at Siolim which is about 3 kms away.
The people of Assagao have maintained their village as a traditional, residential village without allowing it to become a commercial village. Due to this fact, people from all over India prefer to have an abode or a holiday home in Assagao. The major sources of income for the V.P. Assagao are house tax, fees and grants. Nestled between green hills on three sides and a village that leads you to Chapora fort and Vagator beach on the fourth, the valley of Assagao is serene, green and peaceful. The neighbouring villages are Siolim to the North, Parra to the South, Khorlim to the East and Anjuna to the West. Assagao Village measures about 9.640.5 square kilometres or 96, 40,500 square metres. Assagao is served by two main roads, the Assagao – Anjuna road on the southern side and the Assagao – Badem road on the northern side. There are many internal roads and link roads forming a fine network due to which many wards have the benefit of two roads for each. Assagao has also the characteristics of being considered as a heritage village. There are several heritage structures and sites in Assagao. Some of these are the ancient pillar called “Kator”, the ancient springs of Valle and Dossoxir, the Fulancho Mollo (Flower Garden) Escola Paroquial (Parochial School) Casa Pallotti, Sunset Point at Badem, etc. The Churches of Assagao and Badem have already been recognized as heritage structures/assets.
Assagao was a village of agriculturists, horticulturists and florists. They cultivated rice in 2 crops, millet and beans. They also grew fruits, vegetables, and flowers in plenty. The preferred varieties of flowers were “abolim” (crossandra) and zayeo (jasmine). Assagao is rich in natural resources, springs, ponds, hills, fields, orchards and river and in biodiversity. Let us preserve the identity of our village. Let us also strive to preserve and maintain our natural resources and our heritage structures and sites. Lastly, let us try to develop our village without destroying our natural resources so as to make itself -sufficient with a vision “Niyojit Amcho Gaon, Nitol Amche Goem” (Our Planned Village, Our Clean Goa).