Tourism the backbone of Goa’s economy is now in total shambles and doldrums. The inflow of tourists has been retreating for varied reasons. The wretched infrastructure, the accident prone roads, erratic water and power supply, stray dogs and cattle, garbage strewn all over and the very high taxes have been turning the tourists off.
Besides due to the alarming crime rate with the increasing number of rapes, murders and thefts, Goa has also become a very unsafe destination having now evolved as a gambling, prostitution and narcotics den. Our only solace is that the terrorists have so far not yet landed here. But with the current loose cannons by the very impulsive Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, if Goa becomes their target we may even lose those leftovers of the once flourishing Tourism trade and industry.