Casino relocation policy next week

What Parrikar didn’t manage in 3 months, he now promises next week!

By next week the state government will come out with a policy to shift offshore casinos out of River Mandovi, chief minister Manohar Parrikar told the House on Monday. Three months ago, following a cabinet meeting, Parrikar had said that “by December, we will come up with the main policy on relocation of casinos”.

While the previous BJP-led government had identified locations in the Aguada bay, Zuari, Chapora and Sal rivers, the proposal to shift the vessels did not see light of day for the last two years.


After the BJP-led government took charge in March, Parrikar said his government is committed to moving casinos out of River Mandovi, but only after an alternative site is identified.