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Independent agency survey found 73.1% Goa villages ODF

Panaji: An independent verification of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) programme carried out under the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19 from November 2018 to February 2019 had found only 73.1 per cent villages in Goa to be open defecation free. The survey conducted under the World Bank support project to SBM-G had found no visible faeces in the …

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Non-ODF rural Goa lags behind national average in solid waste disposal

Panaji: The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19 which also assessed villages on solid waste disposal system found Goa performing below the national average for practicing safe methods of solid and waste water disposal in rural areas. The survey found 76.9 per cent of rural areas of Goa practicing solid waste disposal methods and 57.7 per cent of its …

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Pauskar, Cabral on collision course over power supply to Opa

Panaji: A day after Power Minister Nilesh Cabral threatened to disconnect power supply to Opa water works at Khandepar in Ponda if pending dues to the tune of Rs 28 crore is not cleared, PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar on Wednesday claimed that the bills are ‘unreasonably high’ which needs corrections. “Some 15 days back when I enquired with my department …

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Atanasio says most of BJP MLAs favouring his view on shifting offshore casinos

Panaji: Stating that most of the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs are favouring his view as regards shifting the offshore casinos from their present location in Mandovi River, the Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate, on Wednesday, said that the government now needs to appoint a technical team for finding a new location for these casinos, and further testing the feasibility of …

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Govt is considering auctioning mining leases: Pauskar

Ponda: Urging the residents of the mining belt to have some patience, Sanvordem MLA and PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar, on Wednesday, said that the mining activity in the state will recommence from December-end or beginning of January. The Minister made this statement while addressing the locals who had gathered for the Dudhsagar tourist season opening programme. When asked further on …

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Power supply to city market complex restored

Panaji: Vendors at the city market complex,   who had to conduct business under candle light or under partial light on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday as the power supply to the complex was restored in the evening. Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Uday Madkaikar claimed that they had made “a provision by …

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Gandhi Sankalp Yatra

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant addressing the participants as he is set to lead Gandhi Sankalp Yatra, which was organised by Panaji BJP Mandal in Panaji. Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate also participated in the rally.

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Dudhsagar falls ‘thrown open’ for tourists

Panaji/Ponda: One of the major attractions for tourists, the Dudhsagar waterfall in Mollem was officially thrown open on Wednesday for the new tourism season for visitors and tourists by the state government.  Local MLA and PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar welcomed the tourists, following opening of the gates during a  function held at Collem. During the programme MP Vinay Tendulkar, local …

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Country is in need of the ‘principles’ of the Father of the Nation: Digambar

Panaji: Stating that everyone should imbibe the values of Mahatma Gandhi in our personal and public life, the Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, on Wednesday,  said that the country is in need of the ‘principles’ of the Father of the Nation. “Everyone was wondering how India can gain freedom without the use of weapons but great Gandhi proved to the …

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PWD Minister: required asphalt will be imported from Gulf countries

Margao: PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar, on Wednesday, said that half a lakh cubic metres of required asphalt will be imported from Gulf countries like  Iran, Iraq,  Dubai and others, and added that the agencies like  IOC and BPCL are asked to bring it at  the nearest port like  Karwar, instead of Mumbai and Mangalore.  Pauskar said that the use of poor quality …

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