The preparation of the State Action Plan for 2019-20 is aimed at achieving the desired outcomes under the key focus areas. The Empowered Committee (EC) has observed that the implementation of Rural Development Programmes had been outstanding in various States/UTs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Colva Civic and Consumer Forum Vs State of Goa & Others dated 09/01/2020 regarding failure of the administration to carry out the order of the courts to demolish the illegal structures and to stop commercial activities in village Colva, Goa.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/11/2019 regarding utilisation of the Iron Ore Permanent Fund, which contains approximately a sum of Rs. 500 crores. It is further pointed out by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) that the scheme has been framed, but that is under litigation in some other matter.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs The Deputy Collector/SDM, Pernem & Others dated 15/10/2019 regarding illegal mining and failure on the part of the mining agency and the state of Goa in closing the mined out areas scientifically.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Cavelossim Villagers Forum Vs Village Panchayat of Cavelossim dated 01/10/2019 regarding construction of building at Khandi-Bandoi, Cavelossim, Salcete, Goa, by M/s Balaji concepts, by filling up water bodies with mud in violation of the law. As a result of illegal construction on plots bearing Survey No. 91/1, 91/5, 91/6, and 91/8 in village Cavelossi river Sal was getting polluted and nallahs, fishing ponds, natural water channels and paddy fields have been completely destroyed.

The small state of Goa, is endowed with a dazzling array of marine biodiversity along its coastline. These species span across the open waters off Goa’s coast, to the reefs of Grande Island, they inhabit coastal mangroves, and can even be found all along Goa’s popular seashores.

Plan to be drafted by Environment Department in consultation with CZMA, GSPCB, scientists

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

PANJIM: Within a fortnight the State capital will have its own system to treat garbage and will not have to depend on the Saligao Waste Treatment Plant to treat its wet waste.

Monsoon is expected to advance further up north as Cyclone Vayu loses intensity paving the way for the wind system to move towards the Arabian Sea, the weatherman said Sunday.

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