Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sagardeep Sirsaikar Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 23/07/2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saidas R. Khorjuvekar Vs Directorate of Mines & Geology dated 26/02/2019 regarding illegal mining in the river Chapora situated in the north District of Goa. The case was instituted in the year 2015 and during the course of proceedings various directions have been issued. The records reveal that the State of Goa has been taking various steps, including constitution of a District Committee for North Goa to deal with the grant of permits for manual extraction of sand and its monitoring.

Is the Water Resources Department, obviously blessed by the government, actually committing a major fraud on the people of Goa by actually constructing a massive jetty on the Chapora river, possibl

PANJIM: In a joint operation on Tuesday night and Wednesday two boats involved in illegal sand extraction in River Chapora were seized and 14 labourers arrested by police.

The State government’s two-year ban on sand extraction did not deter traditional extractors from illegally pursuing the trade.

PANJIM: The Union Ministry for Environment and Forest (MoEF) Wednesday canceled the environment clearance (EC) given to Pirna Iron Ore Mines of Sesa Goa for suppressing information and faulty environment impact assessment.

The ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) have cancelled the environmental clearance (EC) to the Vedanta-owned Sesa Goa Ltd for an iron ore mine located in Pirna in North Goa on grounds of suppression of vital information.

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) is planning to take up a comprehensive study of all the springs and two rivers

Scientists, environmentalists and experts will deliberate on Goa's water woes at a one-day workshop organised by the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan at Old Goa on May 17 in the premises of Kunkolienkar Higher Secondary School. Titled Goa's water security: Present scenario and future challenges, the workshop will go into the present status of Mhadei and Virdi dam projects and rivers namely Terekhol, Chapora, Baga, Zuari, Sal, Talpona and others.