He said necessary amendments to the Goa, Daman and Diu
Excise Act, 1964 will be done next month.
It decided that Goa, Daman and Diu
should remain a separate entity with the status of a Union Territory.
As per the MoU signed between Chhattisgarh Government and the NTPC on July 12, 2009, Chhattisgarh will be getting 50 per cent of the generated power and the remaining 50 per cent will be shared by other states- Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman and Diu
as also Dadar and Nagar Haveli.
Goa's comparatively young casino industry was granted the Casino license with the amendment of The Goa, Daman and Diu
Public Gambling Act, 1976 to boost up tourism in the state.
At this meeting it was pointed out that by virtue of the Goa, Daman and Diu
Reorganisation Act, 1987, Goa became a State and it now enjoys legislative competence on all matters listed in the State list as well as in the Concurrent list of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.
Subsequently, the Goa, Daman and Diu
(Citizenship) Order, 1962 bestowed Indian citizenship on all Goans born before December 20, 1961 though any such person could within one month from the publication of the Order in the Official Gazette make a written declaration to the Administrator of Goa, Daman and Diu
choosing to retain the citizenship which he held before that date.
It is indeed a matter of honour that the Parliament on this occasion thought of making a mention of the heroic deeds of the valiant freedom fighters and soldiers who laid down their lives during liberation of Goa, Daman and Diu
from Portuguese rule 50 years ago