Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has announced the establishment of a state
Mining Corporation, subsidy in the landing and parking fees for chartered
flights to draw international tourists, and completion of the Greenfield
airport at Mopa by August next year as he presented the budget in the Assembly.
New Feni policy to
promote the drink as Goa’s ‘heritage spirit’
The budget also announced a new Feni policy to promote the drink as Goa’s ‘heritage
spirit’, and the pursuit of a GI-tag for Coconut Feni and popular dessert
Bebinca, among other things.
A sum, of Rs 5 crore had been set aside to “to reduce the burden on
chartered flights by bearing a part of parking and landing fees at Dabolim International
filed in the Supreme Court against a ban on mining imposed in 2018.
The Goa government, reeling under a direct annual revenue loss of Rs 600
crore, had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against a ban on mining
imposed in 2018. Sawant said in his budget speech that his government is
committed to restarting mining in Goa “…to promote ease of doing business and
to ensure a seamless process for grant of quarrying leases for minor minerals
my government shall bring amendments to the Goa Minor Mineral Concession rules,
The volumes of Mormugoa port has touched an all time low since the mining
in the state has been restricted by the Supreme court order a few years ago
said sum of Rs 5 crore had been allotted to the Tourism
Trade Support Scheme to support the sector battered by the pandemic by
extending interest subvention on working capital loans up to Rs 25 lakh. This
would aid about 2,000 registered hotels, accommodations and tour operators in
the state, he said.