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S Goa District Hospital will be known as Hospicio Hospital: Vishwajit

NT NETWORK Panaji The Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Friday, assured that new South Goa District Hospital will be known as Hospicio Hospital, and the arrangement for audio-visual presentation on the history of Hospicio and information on its founder Padre Miranda will be made at old hospital building. Replying on the private member resolution, moved by Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro, …

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Vishwajit assures to appoint nodal officer for South Goa for effective DDSSY implementation

NT NETWORK Panaji Admitting that the ‘functional issues’ have surfaced while implementing Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY), a cashless health insurance scheme of the state government, the Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Friday, assured the State Legislative Assembly to appoint a nodal officer for South Goa for the effective implementation of the scheme. “Patients take additional services in private …

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Development works being planned for next 25 years: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Friday, stated in the State Legislative Assembly that his government has begun planning development works for the next 25 years. Speaking during the general discussion on budget, the Chief Minister said that his government is committed towards ‘Sabka sath, sabka vikas aur sabka vishwas,’ and not here “to make development of …

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State to set up NITI Aayog-like institution

NT NETWORK Panaji Reading out the financial statement for the year 2019-20, which had been laid on the table of the House by former chief minister the late Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday announced that the government will establish a state institution for transforming Goa on the lines of NITI Aayog. The proposed institution will function as …

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CRZ violations to come under scrutiny

NT NETWORK Panaji Minister for Environment Nilesh Cabral on Thursday informed the state legislative assembly that the government will soon empanel private agencies to conduct primary assessment of the complaints received as regards violations related to the coastal regulation zone in Goa. “Once these agencies submit their reports, the officers of the department of science, technology and environment will visit …

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Govt puts its foot down on GoaMiles

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the Goan tourist taxi operators should accept the fact that this is the age of competition and adopt new technology for running their business, the government on Thursday refused to withdraw taxies using GoaMiles app for providing service to the customers. Earlier, Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao in the state legislative assembly said the government should …

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Expert picks holes in draft CZMP over sand dunes

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT Panaji Former NIO scientist and expert on sand dunes Dr Antonio Mascarenhas said the Chennai-based National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, which drafted the coastal zone management plan for Goa, inappropriately did not consider sand dunes while demarcating high tide line in coastal maps. This means that there is no CRZ-I or ecologically sensitive area …

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Govt: ammonia tank will be constructed outside CRZ area

NT NETWORK Panaji The government, on Thursday, informed the State Legislative Assembly that the ammonia tank of the Zuari Agro Chemical, which forms a part of the factory’s expansion plan, would be constructed outside the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) area, within the boundaries of the factory. The Minister for Environment, Nilesh Cabral, who came out with this information said that …

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Govt will review all cases of zone changing: Kavlekar

NT NETWORK Panaji Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, on Thursday, said that the government would review all cases of zone changing, under Section 16B of the Town and Country Planning Act. Speaking during the Question Hour of the State Legislative Assembly, Kavlekar said that a total of 5,350 applications – 3,805 plots of under 500 mts of area, 485 …

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1991 CZMPs not available with govt for ‘comparison’: Cabral

NT NETWORK Panaji Minister of Environment Nilesh Cabral, on Thursday, said that the coastal zone management plans (CZMPs) of 1991 are not available with the state government for comparison with 2011 draft CZMPs. Cabral, however, said that the sketches as available in the documents submitted by the state government to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) will …

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