Panaji: Following series of protests, Goa’s Town and Country Planning Minsiter Vishwajit Rane on Monday decided to scrap the amendments to the TCP Act.
Several like-minded organisations had protested at Town and Country Planning Department’s office in Panaji on Monday, which was the second protest in the series. The first protest was held on Saturday by Revolutionary Goans Party.
In a video message released here, Rane has said that keeping in abeyance the Amendments to the Act would have raised more doubts.
“That is why the government has decided to scrap the Amendments,” he said.
Rane has defended the Amendments stating that they were brought to bring in more clarity in certain regulations especially in regards to the Tourism industry.
Taking a dig at protestors, Rane said that Goa has witnessed similar protests against the projects like Konkan Railway Corporation Limited and five-star hotels.
“But at present those are the projects which are working successfully and helping the economy of the state,” he said.
Several like-minded organizations had objected to the TCP Amendments claiming that they will convert the green spaces in the state and also would pressure the existing resources of the state.