Validity of beach shack licences to be extended by year in Goa

PANAJI: The government has decided to extend the validity of beach shack licences by a year in view of loss of business since March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. The three-year validity of beach shack licences had ended with the conclusion of the Beach Shack Policy on May 31 this year.Tourism minister Rohan Khaunte told TOI that since most operators failed to earn any business from March 2020 onwards, the government considered their request sympathetically and has decided to allow them to operate for one more year.