Tourism industry stakeholders have said the scheme is detrimental to the sector, and local residents have been protesting against the "sentinels" intruding their privacy. Both ruling and opposition MLAs have said the scheme can be misused.
The state has been gripped with fear after the FDA found that fish being sold in the state had high levels of formalin. In the last few days, the FDA raided several fish markets, but later said the organic substance found in fish was within the permissible limit.
"Tourists come here for sea and sand and to eat fish curry and rice. They visit Goa to taste the authentic Goan cuisine, which includes dishes made of fish," Goa, state minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said.
The villagers of Surla in Goa want its alcohol shops to be shut down. Tourists flock to its liquor shops to purchase cheap alcohol which results in misbehaviour with women and children. The residents want a cancellation of liquor licences of all the alcohol shops operating within the village.