The Delhi Cabinet approved the establishment of a Konkani academy in the national capital. The aim of this this initiative is to promote Konkani language. Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Konkani people mainly living the western coastal region of the country. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages mentioned in the 8th schedule. It is also the official language of Goa. Earlier the Delhi government had set up Tamil Academy to promote Tamil language.