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Govt to focus on organic farming

Panjim: With a focus on promoting organic farming in Goa, the State government is all set to convert their own farms and encourage institutional farms and progressive farmers to adapt to organic farming where these farms will act as hubs of excellence for scientific demonstrations, training and learning aspects in …

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Power dept to promote renewable source of energy

Panjim: In a bid to promote renewable source of energy, the Goa Electricity Department (GED) has decided to procure 125 mega watts (MW) of solar power from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited and another 100 MW of wind power from Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECIL). Highly …

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Greens support Chimbel villagers in their opposition against IT Park

Panjim: Green activists and civic groups supported Chimbel residents opposing the proposed IT project in the wetland, a heritage biodiversity zone. Noted environmentalist Claude Alvares has been at the forefront, backing the Chimbel Gram Seva Kala Ani Sanskruti Manch in opposing the government’s plan in the village. Addressing a public …

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Complaint lodged as heaps of garbage found dumped along Bastora-Moira road

Mapusa: After vigilant residents of Moira brought to notice of the panchayat the dumping of garbage along the main road from Bastora to Moira near the bridge, a police complaint was registered against unknown persons on Sunday. Heaps of garbage comprising of wet and dry waste including debris, various types …

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Mopa Airport Development Authority under CM’s chairmanship notified

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will head the Mopa Airport Development Authority (MADA), which was notified as part of the Planning and Development Authority (PDA) in February, this year. The government has notified the 12-member MADA under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. The members include Secretary Civil Aviation, Revenue, …

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Tourists advised to keep off the water till Oct 14

Panjim: Tourism Department has advised shack operators to take precautions in the wake of the sudden rise in the water level. Tourists have also been advised to not venture into the waters at least till October 14 due to the prevailing situation. “The Goan coastline has witnessed sudden rise in …

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Bringing the magic back in storytelling!

In the burgeoning space of storytelling in India, there has emerged a professional from Goa who is craving a name for herself – Melina Lobo.She describes herself as a self-made businesswoman with a unique service: Storytelling, which entertains as well as educates kids to become better versions of themselves. Melina …

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Kamat launches beautification work of Powerhouse circle

Margao: Margao MLA Digambar Kamat while commissioning the work of constructing the traffic island, hot-mixing the roads and beautification of the areas surrounding the Power House circle also known as the Davorlim junction disclosed that there are plans to have a flyover to replace the existing rail overhead bridge at …

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Power substations to be remotely monitored

Panjim: The power sub-stations in Goa will now be remotely monitored and controlled as the State Government proposes to spend Rs 600 crores to automate the power distribution system across. Move is also on to introduce Time-of-Use (ToU) tariff system, which will help customers to avail lower tariff during non-peak …

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