Times of India | 5 months ago | 14-06-2022 | 02:40 am
Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that work of setting up a tribal research centre and museum will be fast-tracked. Sawant said that the Goa commission for scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) should work along with the state government and prepare a roadmap to implement forest rights to ensure that the communities are beneficiaries of land rights. He was speaking on the sidelines of inaugurating the renovated office of the commission at Patto, Panaji. Sawant said that the government is working to provide justice and equal rights to the SC, ST and Other Backward Class (OBC) community. “We will not allow any injustice to happen to the SC and ST communities with regards to promotions, roster or land rights,” he said. Sawant added that the commission created awareness about the cases that need to reach to the commission such as promotions, roster not being followed, ST rights, forest rights among others. He said that cases which come under the commission include inquiry into violation of any right provided in the Protection of the Civil Right Act, 1955, SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989. He said that the communities should get justice under the acts without any discrimination. “Whatever the government has decided about providing land rights under the forest act can be resolved through collectors, the director of tribal affairs and the director of the commission. At present we have been able to give dwelling rights to only 319 people and in the future we want to give these in a phased manner,” he said. Speaker Ramesh Tawadkar said that as SC and ST people find it difficult to come to Panaji, courts were set up at Canacona and Quepem.
Panaji: BJP South Goa in-charge and Union minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship, electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, will hold a brainstorm meeting with BJP functionaries, ministers and MLAs at Margao to chalk out a plan to win the South Goa Lok Sabha parliamentary seat. Chandrasekhar will arrive in Goa on Tuesday on a two-day visit as part of the Lok Sabha Pravas programme.He will be holding extensive meetings with party karyakartas and BJP functionaries from the state. He will also meet the legislators and ministers of the state.The Union minister will visit the district office at Margao and meet the chairperson and councillors of the Margao Municipal Council and sarpanches, deputy sarpanches and elected representatives of South Goa panchayats and zilla panchayat.Discussions will be held on the progress of Central government schemes in the region.
Panaji: The state government is looking at setting up wind power plants as a demonstration project, at Goa University.The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited tenders for the supply, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of 2.2kW grid-connected wind power plants. The plants — with small aero-generator (wind) power systems — will be set up on existing towers at Goa University. Work must be completed within 45 days from the date of issue of the work order.GEDA has stated that the intending tenderer must have five years of experience in supply, installation, testing and commissioning of wind power systems, and a minimum annual turnover of Rs 20 lakh over the past three years exclusively in the business, without having had incurred losses during this period.The wind power plant will include aero-generators with instrumentation for power/data measurements, junction boxes, grid tie inverters, cooling, enclosed construction and cables, among other aspects.
Panaji: Old Goa police on Monday arrested Satish Yallappa Hiranwale, 42, from Sangolda in a hit-and-run case that saw one fatality. Old Goa PI Satish Padwalkar said that the accused, who was driving a four-wheeler in an inebriated condition, had hit a two-wheeler at the Kadamba bypass, causing serious injuries to the rider and the pillion rider.Pillion rider Kaushal Bandodkar, 25, a resident of Chimbel, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing medical treatment at Goa Medical College. Padwalkar said that the vehicle involved in the accident was traced late Sunday night at Sangolda, and Hiranwale, who was not traceable, was arrested from a forest area in Guirim-Sangolda.After hitting the two-wheeler, the accused fled without administering any medical aid to the victims and without informing police.
PANAJI: BJP South Goa in-charge and Union minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship, electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, will hold a brainstorm meeting with BJP functionaries, ministers and MLAs at Margao to chalk out a plan to win the South Goa Lok Sabha parliamentary seat. Chandrasekhar will arrive in Goa on Tuesday on a two-day visit as part of the Lok Sabha Pravas programme. He will visit the district office at Margao and meet the chairperson and councillors of the Margao Municipal Council and sarpanches, deputy sarpanches and elected representatives of South Goa panchayats and zilla parishad. Discussions will be held on the progress of Central government schemes in the region.
Panaji: Tourism is one of the largest revenue generating sectors in Goa and keeping the state’s beaches is important so the growth of this sector continues, said Amruta Fadnavis, wife of ex-Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Amruta’s Divyaj Foundation has organised a beach ‘Clean A Thon’ in Goa on November 28 at 8am at Miramar beach to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the environment.The event is being organised as part of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) and Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant, along with celebrities like Jackie Shroff, Remo D’Souza and Karan Kundra will participate in the clean-up drive.“Goa has such a big tourism industry. We are having the clean-up drive to just reignite an awareness which is already there within you. At Cannes too, there were sessions this time on sustainable development. And a film festival has the eyeballs to raise awareness about such a message,” said Amruta.“Tourism is one of the largest sectors in Goa. So we should see that this paradise remains a paradise forever,” said Fadnavis.