Pramod Sawant, the Chief Minister of Goa, has launched the ‘Beach Vigil App’ to keep an eye on the beaches.

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Rohan Khaunte, Goa’s IT and Tourism Minister, was also present at the event. He explained the app’s usage by saying that Drishti personnel, police, and other stakeholders will be able to raise issues for the protection of tourists’ interests using the app.

On Friday, the state Chief Minister launched a new software, Beach Vigil App, to raise awareness and keep vigil on Goa’s beaches. The CM told the media that the software will assist institutions operating in the beach tourist sector, and that collaboration between IT and the tourism sector will open up various opportunities in the future.
He went on to say, “Tourism and safety growth requires a multifaceted and collaborative effort. The ecosystem will improve in the future as a result of these types of apps “..

During the launch, Goa IT and Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte was also present. Throwing light on the usability of the app, he said that with the app Drishti workers, police and other stakeholders will be able to raise issues for safeguarding tourists’ interests.

“The government is in the process to finalize an integrated plan for beach cleaning. The Beach Vigil App will cover everything from reporting illegal hawkers and illegal massage services to beach cleanliness,” Khaunte informed further.

A few days back, Mr Khaunte said that Goa beaches were not cleaned properly and that he has been getting complaints about it.

“I have been receiving a lot of complaints. It is indeed the case as beach wardens have inspected the stretches,” he had told reporters after meeting a beach cleaning agency. At that time, the Minister had hinted on launching an app “linked to all stakeholders to attend complaints of illegalities at beaches, non-cleaning of beaches and security issues. Subsequently, the public will also be involved”.

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