A new government-commissioned survey has found that 93.1% of rural Indian households now have access to toilets, in comparison to 77% last year.

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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 25/02/2019 regarding action against temporary structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda without specific permission from GCZMA in No Development Zone (NDZ).

Protests were held across the port town this week on the issue. The matter also came up before the administrative tribunal.

Vasco: The Congress held a silent rally against the coal pollution in the Vasco town and Mormugao and demanded the closure of coal handling in the interest of people.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kashinath Shetye & Others Vs Srinet Kotwale & Others dated 20/02/2019 regarding remedial steps for preventing and curing pollution in river Mandovi in Goa. According to the applicants, who are local inhabitants, the river is being polluted by discharge of untreated sewage. The application was filed before the Tribunal on 18.7.2014.

Panjim: The Department of Town and Country Planning has decided not to consider sensitive areas for change of zone under the amended Section 16B.

Panaji: The state government has designated the district judge-1 and additional sessions judge, South Goa, as the special court for speedy trial of the illegal mining cases.

With 5.2 lakh children and 23,000 school teachers educated on the virus in four years, with close to 1 lakh dogs vaccinated annually, and 106 positive samples between 2017 and 2018, Goa is the firs

Directive comes after the tribunal noted the people appointed to the body in Gujarat lacked technical or professional qualifications