Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar recently announced that Goa, India, will no longer support “EDM events” during the final week of the year, India.com reports. “At that time, so many tourists are in Goa,” Parulekar said. “We do not want these EDM events at that time. It should be organized before or after that period.”
In December, India Times reported that the Goa government banned festivals between December 15, 2016, and January 15, 2017. The tourism minister's latest statement suggests a slightly more lenient approach.