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Goa stays 4th in Nitis sustainable goals index

Goa inches closer to the top spot in NITI Aayog's sustainable development goals index, but falls short due to high pollution and waste levels. The state excels in clean water access but lags in green economy and infrastructure. Urgent action needed to tackle plastic waste and fuel consumption to boost rankings.

13 Jul 2024 12:41 am
Sunburn moves to S Goa, govt says no nod yet

The Sunburn EDM festival is scheduled for Dec 28-30 in South Goa, with pre-sale tickets from July 21, pending government approval. Criticism arises from Congress and locals like Benny Dias, citing concerns of creating a drug and crime hub. Opposition leader Yuri Alemao accuses the BJP government. Tourism director Suneel Anchipaka says no permissions granted yet.

13 Jul 2024 12:37 am
Regional shortage, veggie prices spike across Goa

Due to incessant rain and low local supply, vegetable prices in Goa have spiked. Vendors rely on Maharashtra and Karnataka, with tomatoes at Rs 80/kg and onions at Rs 50/kg. Prices vary by area, with ridge gourds costing Rs 2,500 for 100 pieces. The fishing ban worsens the situation, and government benefits rarely help local cultivators.

12 Jul 2024 3:48 pm
Scrap vehicles at CHC stoke dengue fears

Addressing the Gaondongrim dengue outbreak, the Canacona CHC's scrapyard-like compound with abandoned vehicles from the Canacona office complex is now a mosquito breeding site. Resident Natividade D'Sa expressed dismay. Before the monsoon, the Canacona Municipal Council had issued notices to scrapyard owners.

12 Jul 2024 3:43 pm
Goa: New 45km Bypass Road to Connect Margao and Karnataka

On Thursday, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced a Rs 3,500 crore, 45km six-lane bypass road from Margao, Goa's commercial capital, to the Karnataka border, linking Navelim and Cuncolim. This followed discussions with Margao MLA Digambar Kamat. Additionally, Rs 4,000 crore will be used to four-lane the 52km Panaji-Belagavi NH 748 for completion.

12 Jul 2024 11:01 am