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CM: Goa will soon be declared organic state

Ponda: Goa will soon be declared as an organic state under a central government scheme, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on Monday while urging the dairy farmers to opt for vermicompost production, as demand for vermicompost bio fertiliser will be huge once the state is declared an organic state. The Chief Minister made the announcement while addressing a farmers’ meet …

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6 dairy farmers, 3 societies felicitated

Ponda: Six dairy farmers and three milk societies were felicitated by the Goa Dairy for supplying large quantity of milk to the Dairy. In the male category, Nakul Paryekar from Gawane ranked first. He supplied 1,17,043 litres of milk worth Rs 32.30 lakh. He was followed by Madhav Sahakari from Curti, who supplied 1,10,838 litres of milk worth Rs 29.06 lakh …

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No plan to merge MGP, GFP into BJP: Tendulkar

Panaji/Vasco: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday expressed ignorance over the reported proposal as regards merger of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and the Goa Forward Party (GFP) into the BJP, and further inducting their respective leaders, Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar and Vijai Sardesai into the state cabinet. State BJP president Vinay Tendulkar told ‘The Navhind Times’ …

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Inspect mining pits, quarries, mamlatdars told

Panaji/Mapusa : Taking cognisance of the tragic incident wherein four students drowned in a water-filled laterite quarry in Tuem recently, North District Collector R Menaka on Monday ordered the mamlatdars of mining talukas across the district to conduct a safety inspection of all the closed mines and quarries that are exposed to trespass. The mamlatdars have been asked to submit …

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Impractical to get draft CZMP finalised by Nov 15: Cabral

Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Monday said that it will be impractical for the government to meet the deadline set by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for getting the draft coastal zone management plan (CZMP) 2011 prepared and approved by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) by November 15. “Practically if you go to see, …

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No GCZMA licence to shacks unless NGT gives nod

PANAJI: The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) will not consider the applications seeking approval to erect temporary shacks/ tents and huts on the beaches and private properties for the current tourist season in compliance with the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) recent stay on the implementation of beach shack policy until the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) is finalised …

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Sanjith says traffic streamlining, garbage management will be his priorities

Panaji: Stating that there is a need to tighten the general administration at the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), Sanjith Rodrigues, who took additional charge as the CCP Commissioner on Monday, said that traffic streamlining in the city and garbage management are two of the issues he would like to handle on a priority basis. Rodrigues, who is …

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CCP willing to aid financially weak housing societies: city Mayor

Panaji: Corporation of City of Panaji is willing to help those housing societies which are not in a position to set up treatment plant, said the city Mayor Uday Madkaikar, and added that the housing societies and hotels in the city are collectively generating 10 tonne of wet waste on a daily basis. Madkaikar said, “We will help only those …

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Vishwajit discusses proposal of setting up NSDC with Centre

Panaji: Goa government has proposed to the central government setting up of a national skill development centre (NSDS) in the state. The centre could cater to the needs of Goa and neighbouring states in skill development and training. The Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Vishwajit Rane, who visited the National Skill Development Corporation office in New Delhi on Monday, …

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MMC gets nod for utilising Rs 27.11 lakh to construct shed at Sonsoddo

Margao: Chief officer of the Margao Municipal Council  (MMC)  Siddhivinayak Naik, on  Monday, informed that the  his office has received the order from the  director of  Municipal Administration (DMA)  granting administrative approval for utilising Rs 27.11 lakh from 14th  Finance  Commission  grants  to construct a shed at the MMC-owned land  at  Sonsoddo waste dumping site for sorting out dry waste. …

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