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Goa To Allow Access To Low-Risk Waterfalls Amid Monsoon Season

Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane confirmed that the low-risk waterfalls, which were permitted for public access last year as well, will remain open

Lifeguards and forest guards will be stationed at these locations to ensure visitor safety Photo: Shutterstock
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In a recent development, Goa has decided to keep low-risk waterfalls accessible to the public this year despite the onset of the monsoon season. This decision follows the Forest Department's initial prohibition on accessing rivers and waterfalls, implemented just two days prior.

Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane confirmed that the low-risk waterfalls, which were permitted for public access last year as well, will remain open. Lifeguards and forest guards will be stationed at these locations to ensure visitor safety. Rane emphasised that new directives have been issued to facilitate this arrangement, underscoring the government's commitment to prioritising public safety.