GOA: NO SHARING OF MHADEI WATER WITH K’TAKA: EX AND PRESENT MLAS SPEAK IN ONE VOICE

  Panaji (Goa): Amidst controversy over the distribution of Mhadei river water, the past and present legislators have come together demanding that Goa government should not bend down to Karnataka’s “request  to utilise 7.56TMC of water from the Mhadei for drinking purposes in the drought-prone areas of north Karnataka.” President of Mahadayi Bachao Abhiyan and ex-minister Nirmala Sawant has opposed sharing…

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GOA: SWPL ASKED TO SUSPEND COAL HANDLING AT MPT IMMEDIATELY

Panaji (Goa): Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) today suspended the coal handling facilities of M/s. South West Port Ltd (SWPL) at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) with immediate effect. The Board in its meeting held today revoked revoked the Consent to Operate granted to SWPL for being involved in excess coal handling. SWPL has however been granted 15 days period…

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GOA: NO ISSUE OF BERTH EXPANSION; COAL EXPANSION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED- PARRIKAR

Panaji (Goa): In a kind of support to the proposed berth terminal expansion plan by South west port ltd (SWPL) at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that government opposition is to coal expansion and not to the berth enhancement. “The plan is of berth expansion. It is cargo handling expansion plan. We are opposing coal…

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GOA: VILLAGERS DEMAND CLOSURE OF GOA CARBON LIMITED

Panaji (Goa) The villagers of San Jose de Areal has called on State government demanding immediate closure of Goa Carbon Limited (GCL) unit that has led to major environmental and health hazard in their village. Social Justice Forum (SJF) in a press statement issued today has said that the manufacture of calcined petroleum coke at the Goa Carbon Limited’s factory…

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GOA: AIR POLLUTION STUDY OF MPTs MOORING DOLPHINE TO BE CONDUCTED

Panaji (Goa) Goa State Pollution Control Board is set to appoint a Institutes of Center of Excellence to conduct air pollution modelling to ascertain likelihood· impact of dusty-cargo at the mooring dolphin, the MPTs offshore cargo handling facility operational without Consent since 2003. The facility is one of the major contributor for high level pollution in Vasco city. MPT…

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GOA: PARRIKAR RUBBISHES NEWS ABOUT HIS MEETING WITH KARNATAKA CM

Panaji (Goa): Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s office has refuted the news that he would be meeting his Karnataka counterpart on January 5 over Mahadeyi water dispute. News in section of media had claimed that Parrikar would be meeting Karnataka cm Siddharamaih on Jan 5. Goa CMO today issued the statement refuting the news .

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GOA: TIRACOL GOLF COURSE PROJECT ONCE AGAIN REACHES NGT DOOR

Panaji (Goa): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to the Union Ministry for Environment and Forest (MOEF) in an appeal challenging environmental clearance (EC) issued to the Tiracol Golf Course project by Leading Hotels Pvt Ltd. The notice is been issued on an appeal filed by Agnelo Godinho, Anthony Mendees, Juze Godinho, all villagers and tenants of Tiracol…

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GOA: PARRIKAR AGREES FOR BILATERAL TALK WITH KA ON THE DRINKING WATER ISSUE

Panaji (Goa): In a major move, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has in-principle agreed for bilateral discussion on the issue of release of “reasonable and justified” quantum of water from Mhadei river basin, for drinking purpose to Karnataka. The decision comes a day after BJP national president Amit Shah conveyed a joint meeting of BJP leaders from Goa and Karnataka on…

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GOA: AMIT SHAH STEPS IN TO SOLVE MHADEI WATER ISSUE BETWEEN GOA & KA

Panaji (Goa): With Mahdei water diversion issue between Goa and Karnataka being the biggest worry for the BJP, which is eyeing victory in the upcoming 2018 Karnataka Assembly election, saffron party national President Amit Shah has stepped in to resolve the crisis. Amit Shah told held meeting in New Delhi between Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Karnataka BJP President BS…

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GOA: 17 MT ORE EXPORTED IN LAST TWO YEARS; CM

Panaji (Goa) :Over 17 million tons of iron ore is exported from Goa in last two years, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. As per the information tabled on the Floor of the…

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