Bison menace in Savaiverem
For the farmers and locals of Savaiverem and surrounding areas, the State animal of Goa has created havoc, destroying crops and vegetation. In the last few years, the bison population has significantly increased in this area, which has resulted in constant encounters with the villagers.
We work hard and cultivate crops but bisons come and destroy all our hardwork, as long as there is no solution to this problem we do not see it worthwhile to cultivate anything, say the farmers of Savaiverem village.
“The villagers and the farmers come with their grievances regarding their encounters with the bisons to…READ more..
Why Goa drags its feet on Tiger Conservation?
The fresh confirmation about presence of tigers in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary is quite evident to declare the core of the sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve- a long pending demand of the environmentalist that saw successive State Government’s dragging its feet on conservation of wild-cat. This is not the first time that Tiger presence has been felt in this protected area.
In 1999, 208 sq km of the Mhadei region in the Western Ghats area of Sattari was notified as a wildlife sanctuary, mainly due to its potential for becoming one of the finest tiger habitats in India and…READ more..
Keep Calm and Let the Parrikar-led Government Work
We can fairly divide Goa’s politics into two – one before the recent election counting and another after it. And both are in stark contradiction to each other. Political uncertainties are not new for Goa, but the kind of equations that were worked out after the counting took place on March 11 were unexpected and historic.
No one in their wildest imagination would have conceived that Manohar Parrikar and Vijai Sardesai would come together to form the government. The presence of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party in the government is understandable. They have been the usual players, who are always with…READ more..
SEWAGE PROBLEMS IN MARGAO AND FATORDA UNENDING
The promises made for the sewage management of Margao and the deadlines for the completion of the Sewage Treatment Plants have not been matching each other for the last five years. The JICA Sewage Treatment Plant of 7.5 MLD has been completed and the Sewerage Corporation Plant of 20 MLD is ready for inauguration. But sadly, unwarranted delays on the part of the execution agencies and the allied departments to even get the power connections on time have caused huge inconvenience to the people of Margao and Fatorda.
Margao is one of the most ancient towns of the state with…READ more..