PANAJI, Goa, India – Promising to bring about economic development in Goa that will realise the dreams of Goans, chief minister Manohar Parrikar during his Independence day speech in Panaji said his government is working towards earning a name for Goa as the cleanest tourist destination, which will help the state attract high spending tourists.

The government’s thrust will be on four areas of employment, garbage management, tourism and development, he said.

“After drugs and prostitution, garbage has proved to be the third biggest hurdle that is keeping away high spending tourists from Goa. Work is on by the state government of collecting garbage lying in heaps and strewn around all over the coastal belt, highways, city and rural roads. It is my promise to you all that Goa will soon gain fame as the cleanest tourist destination,” Parrikar said.