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Chartered flights can Park at Dabolim International airport without Parking and landing fee

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 Airport”.

Review petition 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, 1985.”

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

Sawant 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.
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