Monday, May 23, 2022
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Baleful Winds

A paradise within thee, happier far. Goa is all beached up.

Baleful Winds
Baleful Winds Rajtilak Naik

The Frothing Churn

The Ugly Truths

  • Rapid growth in tourism, including from the domestic sector, but lack of supporting infrastructure and resources
  • Environmental degradation
  • Increasing traffic
  • Rise in crimes, drugs and trafficking
  • Downturn in traditional economic activity, like fishing and agriculture, due to commercialisation of coastal areas
  • Russian takeover of the far north, especially Morjim
  • Lack of proper garbage management
  • Antipathy towards migrants
  • Escalation in land and property prices, getting out of reach for the locals
  • Mining shutdown impacting the workforce income
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