Sunday , 19 May 2019


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. 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. 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. 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 »

Preventing Looming Mining Shutdown

ALL political parties share a common concern about mining facing another shutdown in Goa. A proposal to go and meet central ministers including the Prime Minister as an all-party delegation is also in the offing. Obviously the state government has not yet made up its mind on how to break the stalemate resulting from the Supreme Court judgement asking for ... Read More »

China Queers India’s Pitch In Sri Lanka

AMIT DASGUPTA   MY wife and I recently visited Sri Lanka on a holiday with friends. For both of us, it was the first visit after almost 15 years. At that time, the idyllic island country was caught up in a deadly civil war that claimed countless lives and devastated the economy. Read More »

Breaking The Corrupt Nexus In Panchayats

THE administration of panchayats in Goa has been unsatisfactory and one of the reasons has been the uncertain role of the panchayat secretary.  Read More »

Beware Goa’s Taxi Owners, Government Ola Is Here

IF Goa’s taxi operators would not allow private app-based private taxi aggregator services such as Ola, the state government would give them a public sector Ola! The government will start an app-based service in order to regulate their business and check their arbitrariness. The state government is gearing itself up to roll out its app-based service. The service will be ... Read More »