Coconut regains ‘tree’ status in Goa as Assembly passes bill

The Goa Legislative Assembly passed a bill which reclassifies coconut as a `tree’, ensuring legal protection for it. Goa Forward Party, a partner in the Manohar Parrikar-led government, had promised to reclassify coconut.

The previous Laxmikant Parsekar-led government had changed classification of coconut tree to a `palm’. The Assembly, on the last day of Monsoon session, passed the Goa, Daman and Diu (Preservation of) Trees Act, 1984 to regulate felling of coconut trees and reclassify it as a tree.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Current Chief Minister of Goa is Manohar Parrikar.
  • Smt. Mridula Sinha is the Governor of Goa.
Source- The Indian Express

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