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Goa’s Eroding Coast

Absence of a vision to protect eco-systems of the beaches Goa’s coastline has taken all kinds of beatings. The damages to some of the beaches have been serious. In this light, a comprehensive study on erosion along the coastline of Goa by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) could point to the government the ways in which they should move …

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Centre’s Anti-Goa Move

Centre must drop its application in Mahadayi Tribunal favouring Karnataka Goa was shocked by the news that the Union ministry of water resources has sought nine clarifications from the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal with regard to the award given by it on August 14 last year that assured Goa that the flow of water from upstream to downstream in the …

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Waiting For Teachers

Govt must help GU find qualified Goans for posts THE Goa University has finally withdrawn advertisements inviting applications for 82 teaching posts. The GU management had relaxed the domicile clause, which stipulates 15 years residential proof for consideration for appointment to various posts in the university. The  advertisements were released on March 8, triggering protests against relaxation of the domicile …

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Low Monkey Fever

Health department must never lower their guard against KFD THE detection of only 19 cases of the Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) or monkey fever in the state in the first four and half months of this year shows it is on decline. Most of the KFD cases (18 in number) this year have been detected in the Sattari taluka and …

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Cheap Public Transport

Taxi union’s app-based service must win people’s confidence THE North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association, one of the unions of taxi operators in the state, has decided to roll out its own taxi-hailing app which could be used by people to book taxis operated by its members. The move is apparently aimed to compete with GoaMiles, a government-operated app-based taxi …

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Goa In Shameful List

Govt must do all it needs to do to make state ODF THE state government’s promise to make Goa a model clean state has taken a severe beating with the state being placed at the bottom of the list of states under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin. According to the Union ministry of drinking water and sanitation, only 22 (just 5.87%) …

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Limits Of GU Autonomy

State government must redefine Its equation with the university THE relaxation on the 15-year domicile requirement for eligibility for appointment of teachers in the Goa University is an issue that needs to be debated dispassionately and threadbare. Some political forces have threatened to mobilize Goan youth over the issue, which is not right; they must not forget that the institution …

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Saving Western Ghats

Goa must find balance between ecology and economic progress THE state government is not willing to allow more than 707 sq km spread over 69 villages in the Western Ghats to be notified as eco-sensitive area (ESA). This is half the area recommended by the Kasturirangan panel. The panel has recommended inclusion of 1461 sq km spread over 99 villages …

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A Spark Of Hope

Move to work mining leases beyond ambit of SC order There is a spark of hope for restart of mining. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is trying to work round the Supreme Court ban to explore the possibility of starting operations on the iron ore mining leases that do not come under the ambit of the court order. Goa has 300-odd …

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Slow Public Service

Poor technology and inadequate manpower come in the way The state government’s efforts to provide time-bound services to citizens under the Public Services Act have taken a beating in the Salcete taluka owing to poor internet connectivity, shortage of computers, printers, scanners and manpower. The talathis of the taluka, who have the responsibility of completing the process for facilitating issue …

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