Home / Goa Scan

Goa Scan

NGT appointed panel proposes Talpona River rejuvenation

Canacona: River Rejuvenation Committee constituted by the order of the National Green Tribunal has proposed the implementation and execution of the action plan to rejuvenate the polluted stretches of Talpona river. Talpona River which originates in the dense, mixed pristine jungles of Ravan Dongar in between Nane and Kuske on …

Read More »

Officials assure to work on Galgibaga bundhs as per farmers’ suggestions

Canacona: Water Resources Department (WRD) along with officials of revenue department, environmental specialists and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) representatives held consultations with farmers having their farmlands along the bank of Galgibaga River. The meet attended by around 100 stakeholders was held at Poinguinim VP hall on Tuesday morning. …

Read More »

Mapusa youth submit memo to MMC over Tar River pollution

Mapusa: Raising strong concerns over the pollution of the Mapusa-Tar River, Mapusa youth along with a few NGOs submitted a memorandum to the Chief Officer of Mapusa Municipal Council on Tuesday. Along with the memorandum they also produced signatures of over 50 locals. Locals are up in arms over the …

Read More »

GHRC seeks govt report on digging of roads at Ribandar

Panjim: The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has sought a report from the Goa government regarding the digging of roads at Ribandar, following a complaint filed by Advocate Aires Rodrigues. Acting Goa Human Rights Commission chairman A D Salkar has asked the Chief Secretary, North Goa Collector and the Managing …

Read More »

Axe effect! Canacona Deputy Collector orders cutting of trees along NH66

Canacona: Clearing of huge trees standing tall as close to the road as the shoulder of NH66 between Karmalghat and Polem has been ordered by the office of Deputy Collector of Canacona. The order of April 11, has asked the highway authorities to undertake the cutting or trimming of exercise …

Read More »

Calangute locals meet AE, demand solution to power woes

Calangute: Irked over the constant load shedding and voltage fluctuations, Calangute Constituency Forum (CCF) along with the residents of the constituency on Monday marched to the Electricity Department and met the Assistant Engineer demanding a solution to the issue. They submitted a memorandum stating their demands and hoped that their …

Read More »

DMG disqualifies trader from participating in ore e-auctions

Panjim: Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) has disqualified a trader from participating in iron ore e-auctions, to be conducted by the department, after he failed to fulfil the financial commitments towards payments for the earlier bid lot of 30,000 metric tonnes of ore. Shree Someshwar Traders, represented by Abhijit …

Read More »

WRD will be responsible for floods in Ponda: Ravi Naik

Ponda: The Ponda MLA Ravi Naik has heavily criticised the Water Resources Department (WRD) for failing to desilt and clear the main nullah of the city, which is located near the Dhavlim-Farmagudi bypass road. Local residents have also raised concerns about the condition of the nullah which is choked with …

Read More »

Villagers ask VP to stop illegal houses at ‘Oll’

Margao: Alert villagers of Davorlim Dicarpale prevailed upon the panchayat to immediately stop the work of constructing illegal houses on the banks of a storm drain called Oll in the local language in plots that are illegally sub divided. A villager Andrew Rebello had gone in the morning to see …

Read More »

Gram sabha resolves to save Bandora

Ponda: The locals of Bandora at the Sunday’s gram sabha passed resolution to save their village from destruction and strongly opposed several residential projects proposed in village which they alleged are levelling hills, cutting trees and destroying natural resources such as lakes, fields etc. The locals claimed that hills are …

Read More »