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Goa govt mulls ‘farm shacks’ to promote agri-tourism in state

Panaji:  Goa Deputy Chief Minister, Vijai Sardesai, wednesday said the state government was considering to create a model under which shacks could be raised on the agriculture fields, on the lines of beach shacks, to promote agri-tourism.

Sardesai, who is also the agriculture minister, said efforts were being made to create a sustainable model for agri-tourism in the state.

“I am trying to intentionally do a few things which I have talked about vehemently. I am trying to create a model of agri-tourism. If we can have a shack on the beach, then why not a shack in the agricultural field?” Sardesai asked.

He was speaking to reporters after inaugurating an eight-day long Summer Agricultural Camp for students organised by the state agricuture department in association with an NGO – ‘We for Fatorda’.

Beach shacks are food and beverage eateries that are temporarily allowed to be operated on the beaches. The shacks are generally made of eco-friendly materials like bamboos/wooden poles with thatched palm leaves.

“I am trying to create one (shack in the field) here (in Fatorda)…” he added.

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