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Congress attacks Goel on his statement on NGOs

The Congress has attacked Union Minister Piyush Goel for his criticism of NGOs during his speech at the Valedictory function of Vibrant Goa. Spokesmen Swati Kerkar said that it was because of the NGOs that Goa still retained its identity. Goyal on Saturday had said that a mass movement was needed against those who were stopping development in the country …

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Make Goa ‘neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride’: Piyush Goel

Develop Goa as neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride. Compete with all the states including neighbouring Maharashtra. Make Goa the prime destination for tourism. Central government will give you all kind of help to resolve any difficulties you face. This is the assurance given by railway minister Piyush Goel. Goel was speaking at the valedictory function of three-day Vibrant Goa Global Expo …

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Mhadei river under threat; govt lethargic; Kerkar

The government is not paying attention to the Mhadei issue. This is an allegation that environmentalist and Mhadei activist Rajan Kerkar has made. And even as of today, the level of the Mhadei river is quite low. And this will get even lower. The environmentalist has also accused the government of giving a step motherly treatment to the Mahdei issue. …

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HC clears beach shack policy, shacks may come up by Nov

The high court has finally cleared the beach shack policy. And the shacks will come up on the beaches, hopefully before November starts. The court has not made any changes to the government policy. While National Green Tribunal has stayed the shack allotment for not having the Coastal Zone Management Plan, some unemployed youth had challenged the shack policy framed …

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Take back Zuari land if factory is shut down: Vishwajeet

Industries Minister Vishwajeet Rane has suggested that government should take back thousands of acres of land allotted to Zuari Agro if they plan to shut down the fertiliser factory. His party colleague and Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha however has expressed confidence that the factory won’t shut down.  It was Goa’s first chief minister Bhausaheb Bandodkar who had allotted 1000 acres …

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Dusty road at Cortalim to be sprinkled continuously

Looks like the dust pollution along the Cortalim stretch of overbridge construction would be controlled. After intervention of local MLA Alina Saldanha, Dilip Buildcon contractor has agreed to sprinkle water continuously and also collect the dust regularly. The decision was taken a joint meeting of the contractor and the villagers along with Cortalim MLA as well as deputy collector and …

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Goa start-up destination by 2025; CM opens Vibrant Goa Expo

Goa will be the best and top start up destination of the country by 2025. The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, who inaugurated the 1st edition of Vibrant Goa global expo Summit 2019 on Thursday said that more than 10,000 jobs would be generated through such events. Vibrant Goa took off  at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao on …

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CM trying to put a lid on ongoing politics over garbage

There’s too much garbage everywhere. Now its time to clean it up. This is the message sought to be conveyed by the government. But before this is finally brought under control the controversy over the Saligao garbage treatment plant has to be cooled down. First, it was clash between Calangute BJP MLA Michael Lobo and Saligao Goa Forward MLA Jayesh …

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