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Friday, 26 March, 2021, 12 : 45 PM [IST]

Goa CM promises pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant promised regularisation of unauthorised residential houses, loans for the tourism sector, a pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens, support for those involved in traditional occupations, and a mining corporation as he presented a budge over INR 25,000 crore, reports Gerard de Souza in The Hindustan Times.

Sawant promised to introduce a Tourism Trade Support Scheme wherein all registered category hotels and travel and tour operators will be provided with an interest subvention on working loans up to INR 25 lakh.
“...[It] would benefit more than 2,000 hotels and more than 1,000 tour and travel operators.”

He promised to reduce the burden on chartered flights by bearing a part of parking and landing fees at Dabolim International Airport. Sawant also pledged to reduce the infrastructure tax on new constructions to 30% for six months to promote the sector. (Source: Hindustan Times)

 
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