Such empty words…. however , they are only words!!!!
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Goa government was working towards banning entry of locals into casinos. “I sincerely believe that gambling is not good. If we can, we should remove it from the state. It is human nature to gamble that is why we cannot eradicate it completely, but definitely we cannot encourage it,” Parrikar told DD News in an interview last night.
“That is why we had decided on a policy to ban Goans from going to casinos. A lot has been done about it, and in the days to come there will be complete ban on locals going to casinos,” he added.
Parrikar also said the state government would relocate offshore casino vessels from River Mandovi to another location.
The Chief Minister, however, said that the state government would not shut down the casinos immediately, as some companies have invested in it.
Assuring a solution for the garbage problem in the state, Parrikar said, “In last two-and-a-half years, we have seen garbage problem which has emerged in a big way. That is why I have given thrust to garbage disposal and treatment in my recent budget. The process has already started. We will start working from July on it.”