Tuesday , 25 September 2018


Politicians’ Inability To Govern Cricket

When the Justice Lodha committee’s highly transformative recommendations came out, it seemed very obvious that the forces and cliques that have controlled the offices of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and state cricket associations would do everything under the sun to stonewall them. Please like & share: Read More »

Self-Managing Biomedical Waste

While the quantity of waste generated in patient care in hospitals and nursing homes, known as ‘biomedical waste’, is growing with the growth in healthcare facilities, Goa still does not have its own biomedical waste treatment and disposal facilities, Please like & share: Read More »

Cooking Midday Meal In Centralised Kitchen

SELF Help Groups (SHGs) have declined to cook midday meals in “centralized kitchens” for schoolchildren in the state on the ground that it would not be practical for them. One of the reasons why they do not find it practical is that the persons they engage in cooking might not be willing to travel longer distances for cooking in a ... Read More »

Make Goa An Organic State

SIKKIM became the first organic state of India this year. This is the result of 12 years of determined efforts by the Sikkim government, and of course the full involvement of the farmers. Sikkim is a small state. Goa is a small state too. Why cannot Goa be the second organic state? Please like & share: Read More »

Helping Farmers Manage Risks

HOW often is deep lamentation heard about farmers of our country depending on the vagaries of the monsoon! For the past two successive years we have had a bad monsoon, but this has been, more or less, a continuing story, with crops suffering owing to deficient rains or floods. Farmers lose crops in other natural calamities. They live from year ... Read More »

Changing Mindset About Sewage Treatment Plants

The phenomenal rise in residential and commercial constructions has led to a corresponding growth in solid waste and sewage generation. The state has failed to set up a robust solid waste management system. Absence of sewage lines has prompted many hoteliers and building owners to release the waste in the nearby water bodies or fields. Opposition by local people has ... Read More »

Promise Of Better Days

UNION Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget provides for allocations for a number of continuing and new schemes for boosting the rural economy which has been under stress owing to bad monsoon for two successive years. These measures will bear fruit if the monsoon is good this year. Please like & share: Read More »

Saving Goans From Dogs

The number of dog bites is very high in Goa: the state health department records an average of 50 persons bitten by dogs every day. In the first 24 days of the year 2016, more than 1,240 persons were bitten by dogs, 672 in North Goa and 569 in South Goa. In  2014,  as many as  18,347 were bitten and ... Read More »

Heightened Sense Of Hygiene and Pride

The idea of ranking the cities of India for cleanliness is to generate a competitive spirit among the state governments and the urban councils to work harder and more sincerely for achieving the standards by which the ranking is done. Please like & share: Read More »

Contain Spread Of Monkey Fever

The National Institute of Virology, Pune has confirmed that the samples lifted from three dead monkeys from the Sattari taluka have tested positive to the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) virus, which is alarming. Please like & share: Read More »