Thursday , 25 April 2019


Bringing Back Farmers To Goa’s Fallow Farms

THE state agriculture department has enrolled 25,000 farmers under the Soil Health Card Scheme and issued cards to 23,000 of them. Though the scheme was flagged off by the Prime Minister in February 2015, the state did not enroll any member till a year after the launch. The scheme is aimed at promoting soil test based and balanced use of ... Read More »

Goa’s Long Wait For Traffic Lights

While the state government has been speaking of adopting various measures to check the rising numbers of fatalities in road accidents, it has failed to install traffic signals, which could prevent rampant traffic violations that often cause accidents. The state has a few traffic signals to keep traffic under restraint. Every year on an average, 300 persons die in road ... Read More »

End Govt Interference In Local Bodies Polls

There is uncertainty over elections to at least ten panchayats over the issue of reservations and delimitations as a result of three court orders, two from the Bombay High Court and one from the Supreme Court. Please like & share: Read More »

Dangerous Sparks From A Wheel Of Goa Chariot

The representatives of the mining industry in Goa are planning to approach the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to develop a framework for monitoring air quality in mining areas in view of the striking disparities in the readings of air quality of the iron ore leaseholders ... Read More »

Protect Sand Dunes To Protect Beaches

The Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) is going to establish India’s first sand dune parks on selected beaches in the state. The GSBB is also working out plans to restore sand dunes where they have deteriorated. In October last year, the GSBB had sent a proposal to the government to designate the turtle nesting sites at Mandrem, Morjim, Agonda and ... Read More »

Abundant Sunshine, But No Solar Power

The government is going to redraft its solar policy to facilitate solar power generation on a larger scale, with a target of 150 MW by 2022. Please like & share: Read More »

Subsidized Fish Vans Turn White Elephants

Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar has proposed to set up a separate and dedicated entity, Goa Fisheries Corporation to sell fish to Goans at subsidised rates. As fish is a staple food for a majority of Goans they would welcome the initiative and patronize the GFC shops or vans whenever they become operative. Please like & share: Read More »

Unresolved Issue Of Air Pollution At Sonshi

A TUG of war appears to be going on between mining companies with operations at Sonshi and the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) over the issue of recording of air pollution levels in the operational mining areas. Please like & share: Read More »