The district pollution control board has issued a fiat in respect of using idols for the vinayaka chathurthi festival here.

The PCB has forbidden public from using dyed or painted idols and they are requested to use only clay idols. Idols must not be immersed in beach or lakes and it must be done 500 meters into the sea. The PCB has identified following sites for immersion.

PANJIM: In an official admission of the gradual devastation of the Goa coastline, the Water Resources Department in its Performance Budget presented before the Goa legislative assembly has admitted that 25 per cent of state’s shoreline is affected with erosion caused by the sea.

The document tabled on the floor of the House Tuesday has mentioned that 25.02 km shoreline is affected with sea erosion.

MARGAO: Shack Owners Welfare Society has slammed the reported decision of the Goa State Pollution Control Board that shacks should not be allowed on the beaches unless there’s a solution to the garbage problem.

Reacting to media reports, Society President Cruz Cardozo questioned the rationale behind the GSPCB decision, demanding to know whether the Pollution Board would order closure of all hotels along the coast pending a solution to the garbage issue.

Surat: Pristine beaches of Umargam and Nargol are raising a stink once again. Oil slick, which coagulated as black balls, has once again hit the coast, leaving fisher folk jittery.

The beaches affected in the past four days include Nargol, Tadgam, Maroli, Saronda, Umargam and Daman. “The slick has kept us away from the beach. This will be equally hazardous for us and the marine life,” said Jitu Tandel, a fisherman of Nargol village. The presence of oil particles has also pushed fish into deep waters. “Now we will have to go into deep sea to find fish, which is possible only for fishermen who have bigger vessels,” he said.

Supreme Court order dated 11/05/2012 in the case of Union Territory of Lakshadweep & Ors versus Seashells Beach Resort & Ors. Violation of CRZ and other irregularities.

http://www.stpl-india.in/SCJFiles/2012_STPL(Web)_310_SC.pdf

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