PANAJI: The government is working out a mechanism to stop dumping of debris along highways.
PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday announced that Sant Andre MLA Vishnu Wagh would be the new chairman of the entertainment society of Goa (ESG) and that a legislation would be introduced to govern film-shooting in the state including a 'single window' system to make Goa a more film-friendly destination.
PANAJI: With Goa swiftly turning into a wedding destination, the tourism department has plans on developing two wedding venues one in each district.
PANAJI: Goa is rapidly shedding its distinction of being a "film shooting-friendly" spot, losing out to exotic, inexpensive locales like Sri Lanka and Bangkok, claimed the All-Goa Line Producers' Association (AGLPA). "Film crews earlier making a beeline to Goa to capture its idyllic beaches and colourful culture are now being driven away by the exorbitant fees and countless permission licenses demanded by the municipalities and government bodies," Sandeep Kotecha, president of ALGPA, told mediapersons here on Wednesday. "Goa is now a virtually inaccessible location for small-budget, documentary and film festival flicks," he added.
PANAJI: While plans are afoot to release the beach shack policy before the fresh season starts in September, the tourism department has ruled out the possibility of introducing single window system for clearance of shacks.
PORVORIM: Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told the Goa assembly on Wednesday that Goa tourism has been declared the winner in three categories. It won awards at India's Best Awards 2012 announced by a leading travel magazine in Mumbai.
PANAJI: Newly-elected mayor of Panaji, Surendra Furtado, said that the bylaws of the CCP will be framed soon to incorporate provisions that will enable smooth functioning of the CCP.
PANAJI: The industrial sector in the state has been facing a lot of problems for many years now to the extent that it had become immune to the issues, and with a few demands like the supply of raw water and transparency in GIDC plot allotment being met, it is now seeing better times.
PANAJI: The industries department has proposed an investment policy that will be an integration of the information technology policy, the tourism policy and the industries policy, with a development period of five years.
PANAJI: It's raining weddings for the tourism department since it introduced a single window system (SWS) of clearance for major and minor events held at beaches.