Category Archives: Regional plan 2021

Is This RP2011 All Over Again?

The Regional Plan (RP) stipulates that zone changes approved, conversions sanctioned and licenses issued in the areas now classified as ESZs shall hold good and that those areas will be appropriately mapped. Considering that the state-level committee (SLC) has approved, inter-alia, many requests from individuals for change of zone of land owned by them, and […]

‘ESZ Policy Useless Sans Mining One’

The Regional Plan 2021 has been notified for Pernem and Canacona talukas. Barring a few policy statements and the VP status, the plan relates only to these two talukas. The plan is a confusing compromise between the recommendations of the Task Force, demands of the panchayats/gram sabhas, decisions of the State-Level Committee (SLC) members and perhaps […]

Correct Anomalies In RP 2021 In 7 Days, Govt Told

A group of citizens’ panels has demanded that the government scrap eco-tourism zones from the Regional Plan (RP) 2021. It has termed the inclusion of the zones as going against the interests of the people and an attempt by the government to bring in ‘upscale tourism industries’ through the back door.

Keep RP 2021 Plans Open To Public: GBA

Goa Bachao Abhiyan (GBA) demanded that finalized plans of the Regional Plan for Goa (RP) 2021 (release one) comprising taluka plans of Pernema and Canacona be kept open for 30 days prior to notification to rule out import of projects through the backdoor.

The Regional Plan 2021!

The birthing process of the regional plan 2021 has been long drawn out and has had many midwives. Right from the time Mr Digambar Kamat, a former BJP power minister, became the Congress Chief Minister in June, 2007, constituted the Task Force to draft the Regional Plan 2021.