GTTPL recognizes the significance of the tourism sector in the overall development of Goa’s economy, and therefore, has taken all efforts to protect its rich flora and fauna. Transmission projects by default, involve minimal disruption to biodiversity especially in comparison to linear projects like highways and rail projects. Further, GTTPL has taken utmost caution and care, right from project planning to mitigation measures, and afforestation measures to ensure minimal disruption to biodiversity. Despite not being statutorily required to, Biodiversity Impact Assessment (BIA) has been carried out.The project will provide uninterrupted and quality power supply to the state of Goa even during the peak tourist season, boosting the sector. In case of agriculture, impact will be minimal and temporary, and not cause any change in the farming practices. The design, structure and height of the towers will ensure that farming activity including cashew tree farming can be undertaken under the transmission line.