PANAJI: The government is working out a mechanism to stop dumping of debris along highways.

PANAJI: Reacting sharply to the resolution passed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday urging the government to expedite corruption cases against former Congress ministers, the Congress party accused chief minister Manohar Parrikar of using every opportunity to silence the opposition.

PANAJI: The Congress on Monday demanded that the state government should restore the 80% floor area ratio (FAR) from the proposed 60% FAR in the Regional plan 2012 for the villages in the state while finalizing the RP 2021.

PANAJI: Village Groups of Goa (VGG) demanded that the Regional Plan (RP) 2021 should be finalized as per plans submitted by village-level committees (VLCs) and clarifications or changes must be done in consultation with these panels and panchayats.

PANAJI: Pilerne citizens forum (PCF) demanded the amendment of the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Act, 1975, to incorporate the spirit of participatory process as engrained in the 73rd and 74rd amendments to the Constitution.

PANAJI: The government will consult all MLAs, NGOs and stakeholders before opening up the regional plan 2021 in July and will complete the exercise of finalizing the RP2021 within 60 days, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said.

PANAJI: Two days after a chief minister-led delegation met with the prime minister in New Delhi to push for special status for Goa, some local groups and activists are questioning the logic of the move.

PANAJI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured Goa's all-party delegation led by chief minister Manohar Parrikar that he will refer the state's demand for special status for protection of land to the Union law department.

PANAJI: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that the government will re-open the regional plan 2021 for deliberations in July.

PANAJI: A green carnage is looming ahead as the Regional Plan 2021 (RP 2021) envisages eco-tourism projects and farmhouses in land defined as natural cover, but what is really the last chunks of pristine green in Goa.

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