PORVORIM: Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar today said that tourists, who take narcotic drugs or create nuisance are not welcomed in the coastal State.
Ajgaonkar said that the government wants to promote “drug-free” tourism in Goa.
The minister also said that government has already implemented stringent laws to tackle the nuisance created by hawkers on the beaches in the state as well as against tourists who indulge in cooking in public places.
“Government is committed to act against drugs. We want to end drug menace. We want to give drug-free tourism in Goa,” Ajgaonkar said.
” We want rich and quality tourists. We don’t want those who do drugs or cook in public places and cause nuisance. We will not tolerate this,” he added.
The statement comes at a backdrop of series of rave parties, involving drugs, was exposed by Goa police in the coastal belt of North Goa.
A bollywood star Kapil Javeri was arrested for organising rave party. He is currently out on bail.
Meanwhile, the State Cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today approved Tourism Policy 2020, as per which Goa will promote various tourist attractive projects in the filed of eco-tourism, hinterland tourism, sports and cultural tourism, etc