Panaji: As the south-west monsoon is all set to reach Goa coast by first week of June, the State Tourism department has directed the shack operators to dismantle their structures without causing any damage to the environment by today evening.
The shack operators have to submit the compliance report with regards to the temporary seasonal structures to the department by . Also it has to submit report on the manner in which the other materials have been disposed off without environmental damage by .
In a circular issued by the department, it has pointed out that some of the shack allottees, while dismantling the shacks at the end of the tourist season, dispose of the material used for construction of the shacks by burning it on the beaches or burying the material in the sand with total disregard to environmental concerns causing severe destruction of the beaches.
The department has warned that in case any shack allottee is found causing any environment hazard while disposing of the material, that the allotment of the shack to such defaulter would be cancelled for the next tourism season besides being liable for prosecution under the law in force.
The department has directed all shack allottees to strictly comply with the timelines and instructions, failing which strict action will be initiated against them which may include non renewal of license for the next tourism season 2018-2019.