PANAJI: The budget presented by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant lacks complete vision and appears merely a budget copied and pasted from the previous budgets. The announcement made for Convention Centre, Kala Bhavan at Mapusa, skill development centers, electronic city are repeated from the previous budget and have no budgetary allocations mentioned.
It seemed that the Chief Minister went through the routine of going through the budget with no specific directions and plan of action. The ‘ease of doing business’ has been slogan that is repeated in every budget to create an halo effect with no change on the ground for entrepreneurs.
The increase in the excise duty for alchol and hefty increase in the license fees for taverns/bars and restaurants will adversely affect the business of the niz goenkars and the tourism sector which is already facing difficulty to sustain with the drops in tourist arrivals.
The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has done away with affidavits and relied on self attestations, the doubling of stamp duty for an affidavit to Rs 100 is uncalled for and will lead to the misery of the common man who is already bearing the brunt of inflation.
While the state debt has been piling up year on year and with the slump in the revenues due to halt in mining and decline in tourist the state is in a precarious financial situation with the government having no clue on the path forward. BJP has ruined Goan economy is the final say