State Affairs

Goa tourism ministry leased land at throwaway price: Cong


The Congress has smelled a scam in the Goa tourism ministry’s decision to lease prime coastal land on one of the beaches in the state to two private developers for what it has called a “throwaway” price.

Addressing a press conference here Monday, Congress spokesperson Vijay Bhike questioned the Goa government’s logic of parcelling out prime government land to private parties for paltry sums, even as the tourism ministry has promised more such public-private partnership arrangements in the near future.

The Congress alleged that the tourism industry has leased 53,000 sq metre of land at Vagator beach to private developers.

Full report here Zee



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