Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Manuel F. Rodrigues Vs State of Goa & Others dated 19/03/2014 regarding construction of a hotel in land Survey No.54/3 of village Velsao in Marmugao Taluq which is in violation of CRZ Regulations.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/21_2013(App)(THC)(WZ)_19Mar2014_final_order.pdf

MARGAO: Residents of Comba-Paricotto in Cuncolim on Monday demanded an immediate stop to pollution in the adjoining Cuncolim Industrial Estate and firmly opposed plans to construct a housing proje

Carries out inspection, calls for status quo until biodiversity of area is documented

The battle to save the low-lying field opposite the Colva Church from being filled up to build a playground has taken an interesting turn with the Goa State Biodiversity Board asserting that no decision to reclaim the area should be taken at any level until such time the biodiversity of the area is documented across seasons.

The struggle to save and protect the agricultural fields began during the previous Congress regime when the government bulldozed its way to acquire large tracts of low-lying fields against the will

PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) on Thursday issued closure notice to Seahath canning company, Sao Jose de Areal , till such time as the effluent treatment plant (ETP) installe

In what is seen as a major achievement, the South Goa district has achieved the status as a smoke-free district.

It is now just a matter of time and a mere formality before the government declares South Goa a smoke free district.
In a communiqué, the Union, South East Asia Office of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has said that South Goa district has achieved parameters, including no active smoking observed (94 per cent), smoking signage displayed (63 per cent), absence of smoking aids (93 per cent), no cigarette butts/bidi end (83 per cent) and no smoking smell (90 per cent).

The Goa State Pollution Control Board on Wednesday granted the State government ‘consent to establish’ solid waste treatment plants at Calangute/Saligao in North Goa and at Cacora in South Goa.

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.

GSPCB scientists to come out with extensive report

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) will conduct an in-depth study of the pollution-hit Cuncolim Industrial Estate ~ perhaps for the first time since the estate was set up in the early 90s.

Officials of the Goa State Pollution Control Board on Monday descended on the Cuncolim Industrial Estate to probe into the discharge of effluents in an abandoned stone quarry by some food processin