‘Initiate programmes to harness ocean reserves sustainably’

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has requested a meeting with his Goa counterpart Laxmikant Parsekar this month to work out an amicable out-of-court solution to the Mahadayi water dispute bet

The Goa Bird Conservation Network (GBCN) will conduct the second All Goa Waterbird Census (AGWC) across all major wetlands of Goa from January 17 to January 24.

A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) will inspect vessels of floating casinos in river Mandovi here next Tuesday to assess sewage treatment and discharge of waste generated

The Goa Government is working on a compromise with the promoters of the scrapped Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects to release huge tracts of lands locked in litigation.

Issue likely to be raised in Legislative Assembly session starting today

After months of inaction against politicians allegedly involved in illegal mining, the Goa State Vigilance Department early this week, based on a complaint filed in 2011 by activist and now Congress spokesperson Sudeep Tamhankar, filed an FIR naming two former Chief Ministers, a former minister, an NCP leader and senior officials of forest and mines departments.

With the ban on iron ore mining in Goa pushing bank deposits to a negative growth of 11 per cent during 2012-13 and the non-performing assets (NPAs) in the mining-related sectors too rising steadil

Growing public outcry over illegalities in leases cited in Commission report

The Goa government on Monday suspended the operation of all existing mining leases with effect from Tuesday. This has been done to scrutinise clearances obtained by the leaseholders and not to allow continuation of operations without verification of requisite approvals in the coming mining season. The action comes in the wake of the growing public outcry over the illegalities in the mining sector as brought out by the Justice M. B. Shah Commission of Inquiry in its report, which was tabled in Parliament last week.

Denying any illegality, the Goa Revenue Department on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa in response to a petition filed in September by a citizen challenging the State government's de-notification of a piece of land that was acquired to create a parking lot at Dabolim airport in south Goa under the Naval jurisdiction

Minister questions Mines department's description of excess production as handling of dumps