Catch them young and make them grow, so goes the saying.
Hazard a guess what this concept has got to do with disaster management in the State. Well, the district authorities have worked out ambitious plans to involve the student community and the youth in the implementation of disaster management in South Goa.


Even as the people of South Goa are facing hardships for water, the Public Works Department seems to be moving at the snails pace in the implementation of the Rs 1031 crore JICA project.
The State has already delayed by one year in the appointment of the consultant for the project.

CPI South Goa candidate, Raju Mangueshkar has demanded that 25 per cent of the foreign exchange earned by the Central government from Goan iron ore export should be exclusively spent on the development of areas badly hit by mining activities.

Simmering resentment against major developments in rural Goa-famous for its exotic beaches and idyllic rural countryside-has exploded in protests against allegedly corrupt local administrators.

Over sponge iron plants in Goa THE long-drawn legal tussle over sponge iron units in Goa

Mining waste jams water treatment plants lakhs of people in Tiswadi and Ponda talukas of North Goa are facing water shortage because mining activities in the catchment area of Opa Water Treatment Plant in Ponda are hampering the plant


Residents of Maina, Cavrem, Pirla and adjoining villages of Quepem taluka on Saturday vehemently opposed the public hearing of two proposed mines and managed to get the public hearing of one proposed mine cancelled on technical grounds. The Goa Pollution Control Board (GPCB) had fixed three public hearings at the Chandreshwar temple hall at Cotta-Amona in Quepem taluka, to invite public opinion on the proposed renewal of mining leases at Maina and Pirla villages. The meetings were presided over by Additional Collector-II Y B Tavde and Assistant Env. Engineer (GSPCB) Sanjeev Joglekar.

While the forest department in the state is busy organising Vanamahotsava programmes on a big scale, officials at the forest department at Kalay village allegedly went on tree cutting spree early Thursday morning. Sources told Herald that the three officials attached to the Kalay Range of the Forest Department entered the cashew plantation of some tribals at Kamamoll-Kalay and cut about 70 cashew trees planted by the tribals some years ago.

State government report stops short of taking action a government inspection of 48 mines in Goa found 35 of them operating without a lease. Some of them did not have mandatory clearances. A committee chaired by the state