In the midst of Coronavirus, the tourism sector is one of the worst-hit. Even though traveling is not on the list of people at the moment, states are coming up with new ways to attract tourists. In a recent meeting, the Maharashtra Government approves 8 Goa-Style Beach Shacks along the Konkan Coastline.
In the first phase of the project, the shacks will be built at Kunkeshwar and Tarkarli in Sindhudurg, Versoli, and Diveagar in Raigad, Guhagar, and Arevare in Ratnagiri, and Kelve and Bordi in Palghar district. The people interested in putting up shacks can apply through the state tourism website. For everything related to the shacks, priority will be given to the locals of that place. The project aims at giving 80% of jobs that will be generated from the project to locals.
Shacks will only be allowed to set up in the area approved by the tourism directorate. 3 years license for the shacks will be issued on the designated land. The temporary beach shacks will have CCTV cameras and will be allowed to function from 7 am to 7 pm.
To apply for the permit, non-refundable Rs. 15,000 with refundable Rs. 30,000 has to be paid at the state’s website. The one entrepreneur who gets the deal can build up to 10 beach shacks. The annual fee to the government will be Rs. 45,000 in the first year, increased to Rs. 50,000 in the second year, and finally Rs. 55,000 in the last year.
Maharashtra Government approving 8 Goa-Style Beach Shacks for the employment of the locals and boosting the tourism industry, is one of the hopeful news we have heard in this pandemic. Don’t you agree?
News Source: Live Mint