Goa Beaches will no longer serve as a venue for EDM Festivals

Posted at June 3rd, 2015 | by Supreet.cheema | in

The Government of Goa has resolved against holding electronic dance music festivals on Goa beaches and suggested a shift in the venue for such events. The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) had issued a notice to the village panchayat to not allow the EDM festivals on the beaches in north Goa as the same causes the damage to the coastal area. GCZMA said that spots like Candolim cannot be rented out for big events as the area constitutes sand dunes complex, which are classified in Coastal Regulation Zone One where no such activity can be permitted.

Plastic waste was scattered all over. The four huge stages and platforms had its share of impacts. It was also noticed that long trailer trucks were moving all over the dune field thus creating further remobilization of dune sands,” GCZMA officials said.
GCZMA noted that there should be change in the venue of the mega festivals and events held in Goa and hence decided to forward the same to Department of Tourism for comments and views,” the meeting noted.
Of the three sites, a part of Cabo de Rama plateau falls within the NDZ. “Either one or all three sites can be designated as permanent venues for major festivals,” the officials said.
They said that no adverse impacts can be envisaged on these hill tops as these are barren areas composed of hard rock. However, the views of the owners and residents are needed and respective local Panchayats need to be taken into confidence.



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