Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment

Goa: As CM, Parrikar faces law and order, illegal mining, unemployment

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar talks to the press following a floor test to prove his government’s majority on March 16, 2017. The Bharatiya Janata Party government resuming charge must deal with challenges on the unemployment, law and order, pollution, illegal mining and public health fronts.

Verdant Goa has been a tourist magnet for decades. With mining having stalled, tourism has become Goa’s largest employer–one in 10 Goans works in this sector.

However, lately, Goa has been in the news for frighteningly violent crimes against tourists, including rape and murder. India’s smallest state reported 26 crimes against foreign tourists in 2015, the fourth-highest after Delhi , Maharashtra  and Uttar Pradesh . Crimes against tourists remain high even as the state recorded a 9.4% drop in rape cases and 8% in murder cases overall in 2015, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau. Read More…

 

Credit By : Business standard.com

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