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PANAJI: Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has directed the Bardez deputy collector to inspect the site of an alleged reclamation of mangroves at Bastora as part of the highway widening work, even as residents are wary about imminent flooding problems.The contractor engaged by public works department (PWD) has carried out mud filling inriver for about 25 metres on either side of the highway...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Newly-formed group 'Revolutionary Goans' have opposed the proposed felling of 200-odd trees to widen the Mapusa-Guirim road.The group wants the active involvement of town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai, who had taken up a similar initiative in 2016. tnnA...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Chairman of the biodiversity management committee at Chimbel raised concerns over 4.5 lakh sq m of ecologically sensitive land acquired for an IT park in Chimbel.Amita Prasad, secretary ministry of environment, forest and climate change, said the lake can be protected under a central government scheme for lake protection, provided it is categorized as a Ramsar lake. TnnA...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
The election commission of India has written to the chief electoral officers of the five states which went to assembly polls, instructing them to provide electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the hackathon scheduled on June 3 at New Delhi. Affirming to the reports, chief electoral officer for Goa, Kunal said that they will be opening up the EVMs for selection for political parties."As per instructions,...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Panaji/Mapusa: Environmental activists protested along the Guirim-Mapusa stretch of national highway 17, on Monday, World Biodiversity Day, opposing the proposed felling of 400-odd coconut trees to broaden the highway. The activists said the Guirim-Mapusa road stretch is already wide enough and the trees along it are not a hindrance to traffic."During our previous agitation, the government had assured...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has hinted at a ban on plastic at popular tourist spot Dudhsagar waterfalls.Parrikar, who was speaking at the inaugural session of International Biological Diversity Day, requested principal secretary, department of environment and forests, Ranbir Singh, to put a cap on the number of tourists visiting the waterfalls and ensure that it becomes a plastic-free zone."I have...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
India has much to learn about sustainable tourism from Bhutan, said Amita Prasad, additional secretary, ministry of environment, forest and climate."The small country focuses on high value, low impact tourism and is not concerned with the number of tourists it receives. It has studied the carrying capacity for various aspects of tourism and ensures that every tourist group is accompanied by a tourist...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) chairman I Jeyakumar has assured chief minister Manohar Parrikar that all precautions would be taken to prevent an oil spill following the partial grounding of the 60,000 deadweight tonne floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited. To ensure that the situation does not deteriorate further, MPT has set up a 24X7 monitoring system, while Western India Shipyard has promised...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Despite awareness activities conducted by the forest department, and a vaccination drive by the directorate of health services to curb the 'Kyasanur Forest Disease' virus (KFD) in Goa, many residents fail to show up for subsequent doses after the first one, putting many at risk.Over 70 KFD cases, also known as 'monkey fever", have been detected in Goa since January. The viral disease is caused by the...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
Minister for tribal affairs Govind Gawde has insisted that his department will resolve all cases of people who want cultivation rights in the forest areas by the end of the year.Speaking to reporters, Gawde said that the applications received under the Tribal Forest Act have been received at the South Goa collectorate. "Two important issues in our hands are that of the political reservations and the...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Panaji
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