99 Per Cent of Hotels in Pernem Taluka are Illegal, Claims Parsekar

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar claims that almost 99 per cent of the hotels in coastal Pernem belt in the state are illegal.

Published: 09th June 2015 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2015 10:45 AM   |  A+A-


PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has stoked a controversy claiming that almost 99 per cent of the hotels in coastal Pernem belt in the state are illegal.

"Ninety nine per cent of the hotels in Pernem's coastal area are illegal," Parsekar told reporters last evening, while supporting the proposed Golf Course project in the taluka which has been opposed by locals.

"At least those who are planning the golf course project have taken the required permission," the chief

minister said.

Environmentalists and locals are opposing the golf course project which is proposed at Terekhol village in Pernem

taluka. "I don't know why there are protests against the project when they are having all the licences," he wondered.

Supporting the project, Parsekar said the taluka needs four to five such projects for generating employment.

Pernem is the northern most taluka of Goa and also has Mandrem constituency which is represented by Parsekar.


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