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GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said no communication has been received yet from the central government on the conduct of the 51st International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in November, given the Covid-19 pandemic. Sawant, however, said that the budget prepared for Iffi 2020 was of Rs 1,600 lakh, only slightly lower than last year.

Goa is the permanent venue for Iffi, where the festival is hosted annually from November 20 to 28. Sawant, who is also the information and broadcasting minister for Goa, said that last year Rs 1,800 lakh was the expenditure on the festival.

Sawant said that at Iffi 2019, a revenue of Rs 67 lakh was generated from delegate registrations and another Rs 63 lakh from the stalls at the festival. Also, Rs 42 lakh was raised through sponsorships. He was responding to a question tabled during the one-day assembly session.

 The News 24 Goa

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