Monday , 18 February 2019
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Potable Water Not Yet Available To All Goans

GOA receives abundant rainfall which, if stored, treated and supplied through a network of pipelines, can ensure 24 x 7 potable water supply to every house in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

No Running Away From Auction Of Mining Leases

With the central government ruling out the possibility of providing immediate relief to Goa’s mining industry, its operations seem destined to be stopped from March 15 in accordance with the Supreme Court order. Please like & share: Read More »

BJP’s Massive Triumph In Tripura And Beyond

A statue of Lenin at a public square in Belonia town in Tripura was upended on Tuesday. A news video shows people wearing saffron shirts and shouting “Bharat mata ki jai” upending it with a bulldozer. The act of open defiance of law which the upending of the Lenin statue involves is an act of violence against democratic authority and ... Read More »

Trust Gap Between Villages And PDAs

PEOPLE of more and more villages are voicing opposition to inclusion of their villages in PDAs (planning and development authorities). The opposition is borne out of the experience of villages that got included: they lost their control and character. As though the opposition from the villages surrounding Panaji to the Greater Panaji PDA was not enough, the village of Parra ... Read More »

Public Should Support Blue Flag Certification

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has included the Palolem beach in Canacona taluka in a list of 10 beaches for clean-up and development as a Blue Flag beach in a pilot project. Please like & share: Read More »

Karnataka’s Case At Mhadei Tribunal Is Weak

Goa’s case before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal appears to be on a much stronger footing in view of the Supreme Court order on a petition filed by the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan. The MBA had approached the topmost court of the country in 2009 with a prayer to protect forest cover around the Mhadei basin under the Forest Conservation Act, ... Read More »

Reducing Stray Dogs To Number Of Zero

With a view to achieving the ‘zero rabies death’ target as early as possible the Mission Rabies-Goa has decided to intensify surveillance and implement phase two of the mission. Please like & share: Read More »

Angered By Empty Bags Of Promises

The state government’s decision to form a Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA) appears to have run into rough weather with almost all panchayats included in the new PDA opposing their inclusion. Please like & share: Read More »

Problems In Giving Every House A Toilet

THE state government has set October 2, 2018 as the deadline to make Goa open defecation free (ODF). Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had recently said that to make Goa ODF the state would have to construct around 72,000 toilets, mostly in rural areas. The target to construct 72,000 toilets, though too optimistic, could have been achieved had the work on ... Read More »