Goa state tourism director Amey Abhyankar today said the tourism department had formed flying squads which would visit the beach shacks to check whether the owners were indulging in racial discrimination.
Criticising the state government for being slack over restoration of a mining lease, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday issued a bailable arrest warrant against Goa chief secretary B. Vijayan.
Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline criss-crossing 1000-kilometer stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water.
The economic slowdown in Russia has pushed the Goa tourism department to run their activities more aggressively towards the European country, besides aiming for travellers from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a senior official said yesterday.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said in the Assembly that a committee comprising women legislators Alina Saldanha (state environment minister) and Jeniffer Monserratte (Congress MLA) and women police officers would be formed to study the issue of bogus cases filed by women against men.
In a clear signal that 28 mining leases would soon be operational resuming iron ore extraction in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government will not challenge the recent High Court order which has asked the government to renew these leases.