Porvorim (Goa) [India]Jun 04 (ANI): In a bid to ensure the holistic management of beaches, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday launched “Beach Vigil App”.
Speaking on the occasion, Sawant said, “The Beach Vigil app will benefit institutions working in the beach tourism sector and tourists. The collaboration of information technologies with the tourism sector will open up many prospects in the future.
“The development of tourism and security is an all-out and collective effort. With these kinds of apps, the ecosystem will improve in the future,” he added.
Goa IT and Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte was also present on the occasion. He said that through the Beach Vigil app, Drishti workers, police and other stakeholders can raise issues to protect the interests of tourists.
“The government is finalizing an integrated beach cleaning plan. The Beach Vigil app will cover everything from reporting illegal peddlers and illegal massage services to keeping the beach clean,” Khaunte said.
Earlier, Chief Minister Sawant handed out certificates to newly registered start-ups and handed out incentives under the start-up scheme.
“The Minister of IT has enumerated the startup policy very clearly and I’m sure it will benefit existing and upcoming startups in the state,” Sawant said.
Khaunte said the state government plans to make the coastal state one of the top 25 destinations for start-ups in Asia by 2025 (ANI)
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