Category Archives: grass root movments in Goa
Goa Government’s proposed underground gas pipeline project has met opposition from farmers hailing from three agriculture-dominated talukas of the state. Farmers from Mormugao, Ponda and Bicholim talukas yesterday met revenue officer Anthony D’Souza expressing their opposition to the Dabhol-Bangalore pipeline, which will be plugged at Gokak to provide supply gas to Goa.
About nine women from Navelim-Sanquelim on Wednesday morning blocked mining traffic for about four hours to protest against mining pollution.
Protests against ‘mega projects’ have a habit of springing up when least expected and this has more to do with the quite and silent ways in which the Town and Country Planning Department operates.
The Navelim civic and consumer forum (NCCF), at a meeting on Sunday, unanimously resolved to oppose the widening of the existing NH 17 to 60 metres, and has condemned the attitude of the Central government of “issuing threats of diverting the highway”.
NHAI’s realignments to reduce demolitions in Goa are not acceptable to the people who would be affected and they want NHAI to construct diversions so that their houses could be saved.
From The Navhind Times, 25th october 2010 Islanders of Vanxim in Sao Mathias panchayat, Malar have once against reiterated their resolve to oppose the proposed resort and golf course project in their village.