Thursday , 21 March 2019


An Answer To Goa’s Prophets Of Doom

THE statement of the chairman of the Airport Authority of India Guruprasad Mahapatra that there was enough demand for two airports to co-exist and grow in Goa should set at rest apprehensions about Mopa taking away business from Dabolim. His statement is based on actual data. Air traffic to and from Goa has been increasing by 15 per cent on ... Read More »

Goa Can Import Sand To Save Its Rivers

THE Union mines ministry has suggested that coastal states including Goa import sand from foreign countries to meet the local demand in order to reduce pressure on sand mining from the rivers. Please like & share: Read More »

Do Not Bend Rules For Private Shacks

Private shack owners have landed into existential trouble by violating rules and misrepresenting facts to the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA). Therefore the prospects of immediate demolition of most private shacks are looming large. Private shack owners probably thought there would not be physical check of the shack areas and submitted wrong plans, as a result of which proper ... Read More »

Follow Rules While Flying But Not While Driving

Gurunath Kelekar, the founder of the Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa (MARG) is right in observing that there is no fear of police among traffic violators. Kelekar did not list the reasons, but it is easy to see why drivers do not fear traffic police. Primarily, Goa’s traffic policemen are highly unprofessional. They are in fact funny. They ... Read More »

Subsidised Coconut Scheme Without A Supply Chain

The state government’s scheme to supply coconuts to people at subsidised rates at the kiosks run and supported by the Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC) appears to have hit a bottleneck. Stung by the criticism that the government was not giving consumers any relief from the rising prices of coconuts, the agriculture department launched the scheme on February 1. It ... Read More »

Turn Them Into Stone And Then Forget Them

Speaker Pramod Sawant has decided not to include in the list of business of the forthcoming session of the House any of the five private member resolutions demanding installation of statues of eminent persons in the Assembly complex. Please like & share: Read More »

Govt Hospitals Must Find Specialist Doctors

Kerala topped among the larger states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog’s health index for the reference year 2015-16. Mizoram has been ranked first in the smaller states category and is followed by Manipur and Goa. Please like & share: Read More »

Bringing Down Number Of Old Age Homes

LIFE expectancy of Goans has been increasing, as has been of people in other parts of the world. However, as Goans live longer, a growing number of them are also victims of neglect by their own families. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Stop Drinking In Public Across Goa

CHIEF Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that drinking liquor in public places will soon be made a ‘cognisable offence’. Those found violating the law would invite fine ranging up to Rs 5,000. The law on prohibiting drinking liquor in public places is being brought in to serve as a deterrent to those causing nuisance and reduce incidents of breaking of ... Read More »

Goa Cannot Do Without Mining

In a judgement which dealt a stunning blow to the mining industry in the state, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed renewals granted to 88 mining leases, saying the government violated norms in granting the renewals. The court has directed the state of Goa to take steps to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with the provisions of the Mines ... Read More »