Parrikar demands special economic package

New Delhi, Dec 27: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday sought a special economic package from the central government for people affected by the ban on the mining industry in the state.

“The centre should sanction a special financial package for people whose livelihood is affected due to the mining ban,” Parrikar said at the meeting of the National Development Council (NDC).

Parrikar has also demanded special status for Goa under Article 371 of the Constitution, because of its unique identity which, he said, was under threat due to rampant in-migration.

IANS