MARGAO: Minister for panchayats Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday called upon village panchayats to check the rise in illegal constructions in the rural areas, even as he advocated the need for regularization of illegal constructions on community lands.

MARGAO: Alleged irregularities in a construction project dominated the proceedings of the gram sabha of the Nuvem village panchayat held on Sunday with gram sabha members demanding an explanation from the panchayat over its failure to revoke the NOC given for the project.

Old Goa locals say no to mega projects

PANAJI: Old Goa's heritage edifices have been almost overshadowed by high rise buildings. But after a long time, the villagers found their voice to say no to mega projects in the former capital of Goa.

Cansaulim locals discuss construction licenses

CANSAULIM: A gram sabha of Cansaulim-Arossim-Cuelimpanchayat hailed the panchayat body for deciding not to issue construction licences to commercial projects and multi-dwelling units, as the village has no holding capacity and it would be a burden on the basic amenities of water, power supply and waste management.

Sao Jose de Areal says no to mega projects

MARGAO: Residents of Sao Jose de Areal, at the gram sabha of the village panchayat held on Sunday, unanimously adopted a resolution to oppose any mega construction project proposed to be built in the village on the grounds that migrant population occupying these projects will result in outnumbering the dominant tribal population of the village and strip the village of its primarily rustic character.

Alina calls for freeze on mega projects

PANAJI: Environment and forest minister Alina Saldanha has said there was a need to halt mega housing complexes.

Mega projects issue rocks Benaulim meet

MARGAO: The issue of mega construction projects figured prominently at the gram sabha of the Benaulim village panchayat held on Sunday, with villagers demanding that the panchayat take into consideration the demographic profile of the village while deciding on the multi-housing projects.

Chimbel meet focuses on illegal structures

PANAJI: The sprouting of more than 160 illegal structures and lack of action by the Chimbel panchayat and the construction of mega projects without adequate infrastructure despite a ban by high court of Bombay at Goa, rocked the gram sabha on Sunday.

PANAJI: The Goa Bachao Abhiyan on Sunday demanded that the government publish clear and transparent guidelines for rectifying the Regional Plan (RP) 2021 and that the rectification itself be done within a clear deadline.

PANAJI: The lack of clarity in the government move to partially reopen Regional Plan (RP) 2021 drew criticism from various groups at a two-day consultation organized by Goa Bachao Abhiyan (GBA) in Panaji.

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