People and Culture of Goa
One of the positive & noteworthy aspect of Goa's development during
last 30 years has been the major transformation of Goan society
from a feudal agrarian economy to a modern industrial State.
The migration of non Goans to Goa & Goans to foreign countries
is a phenomenon which has lubricated the wheels of economic development
in Goa. One of the impressive features of Goa is that Goa never
had the oppressive levels of poverty that prevailed in the rest
of the country.
More than 50 % of the Goan population lives in urban areas and
with a high per capita income. The percentage of the Goan middle
class is considerably larger than that of any other state in India.
Goa can boast of its people already having a literacy level amongst
the highest in the country which has given rise to trained and skilled
manpower. Goa has one of the most tension free social environment
in the country.
The peaceful and friendly ambience is one of the most important
reason why the entire tourist industry has flourished in Goa. Behind
the social peace lies the social and political integration of the
There are no major ideological rifts that can create social cleavages
in Goa and the Goans maintain a social and political equilibrium
which has grown out of a sense of realisation that ultimately the
future lies in working together regardless of religion , caste or