Panaji: Tourism Department has escalated the cost of decoration for upcoming Shigmo Festival raising eyebrows.
Sources stated that Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has given a contract to Margao based company for Shigmo decoration at 14 centres at a cost which is 10 per cent higher than the last year.
What is interesting is that while the cost has gone up the decoration has gone down. A look at Church Square in Panaji indicates that the decoration is much less compared to last year.
Also the main places across all the 14 centres have lesser decoration. It is learnt that Ajgaonkar has been complained about this, and he has assured to look into the matter.
We bring to you a collage of decoration to show how it is much less compared to the last year.