Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Goa Real Estate News & Questions

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
Collapse

Goa Real Estate News & Questions

Last updated: 4 days ago
1694 | Posts
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

    CCP warns of fines for open burning of waste

    TNN | Feb 25, 2018, 03:34 IST Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) on Saturday cautioned the public against open burning of waste in violation of an order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), as it would attract fines. Commissioner Ajit Roy, in a notice, stated that burning of any waste is prohibited under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, and Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

    The NGT, in an order dated December 22, 2016, had directed authorities to ensure prohibition of open burning of waste.

    “Any person responsible for such burning is liable to pay environmental compensation ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000,” the CCP notice states.

    The CCP has further asked the public to provide segregated waste to the door-to-door garbage collectors, or to deliver it at the material recovery facility set up in various zones by the corporation.

    Ironically, the CCP itself is facing a fine slapped on it by the Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) after it was revealed that its employees were burning waste at the Campal parade ground behind the garbage sorting site.

    After complaints by citizens, the GSPCB had cracked down on panchayats and municipalities resorting to this crude method. Last year, complaints by St Cruz resident Arturo D’Souza and Panaji resident Raj Vaidya against the Mapusa municipal council resulted in the civic bodies being fined for flouting the law.







    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63061705.cms

    Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

    Comment


    • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

      Water down the drain: Margao locals blame civic body for waste

      TNN | Feb 25, 2018, 03:30 IST
      Margao: It has been nearly a week that litres and litres of water is flowing freely into the nullah near Kohinoor Stores, located opposite the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) building.

      The issue was raised by a MMC councillor during the council meeting held on Monday. MMC officials conducted a site inspection on the following day. However, the problem persists. When contacted, PWD assistant engineer (AE) Vijay Kudchadkar told STOI that the water is “nullah water”. But local motorcycle taxi riders (‘pilots’) who have their taxi stand situated nearby point out that if it were indeed sewerage water, there would have been a terrible stink. “The authorities must inspect where this leakage is originating from and plug it immediately. Sewerage water cannot be released into open drains as it poses a health hazard,” said the motorcycle taxi rider.

      Margao resident Nevil Furtado claims the authorities are confusing the media claiming that the water is sewerage water. He blames the MMC for its failure to act against the shop keepers in the Margao New Market who have illegally built their shops over the Portuguese era storm water drains, thus, blocking these drains. “The MMC is aware that these are storm water drains. In 2011 they cleared out the plastic bottles that were blocking these drains. The MMC is in connivance with the culprits of the illegalities as they do not wish to open the storm water drains,” said Furtado.

      While the MMC chairperson Babita Angle Prabhudessai is presently out of station, MMC vice chairperson Tito Cardozo was not available for comments.








      https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63061667.cms

      Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

      Comment


      • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

        Mining bypass road work to restart soon: Pauskar

        TNN | Feb 25, 2018, 03:27 IST
        Margao: Sanvordem MLA and chairman of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC), Deepak Pauskar, told STOI that the construction work of the mining bypass road from Guddemol to Capxem is likely to start within the next couple of months.

        Stating that land acquisition proceedings were underway for the part of land in possession of the forest department, Pauskar said that the forest land to be acquired for the mining bypass would be swapped with government land in North Goa.

        He said that financial approval has already been obtained for the project that is estimated to cost the state exchequer Rs 104 cr.

        The mining bypass project, initially planned to be constructed in three phases by the GSIDC, was abandoned midway following the 2012 mining ban.

        Phase one of the project entailed construction of an 8.8km four lane road from Uguem to Guddemol, while phase two of the mining corridor extended from Guddemol to Capxem jetties spanning roughly 8.5km. Phase three was planned to consist of the road linking the mines of Cavrem, Maina, Rivona, etc to the main mining corridor. Of the 17-odd kilometres that comprise phase one and phase two, 11km is private land, 4km is forest land and 2km is revenue (government) land. “There are some land acquisition issues concerning the stretch from Uguem to Guddemol, as it consists of private land. There is a need to expedite the process. We are working on it,” Pauskar told STOI.

        In the absence of a dedicated mining bypass, haphazard mining transportation through villages in the mining belt leads to perilous situations for pedestrians and road users. Though authorities have placed several restrictions on mining transportation, there are more instances of them being breached rather than observed.








        https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63061634.cms
        Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

        Comment


        • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

          Merces not in GPPDA, villagers told

          TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 03:13 IST
          Panaji: Villagers of Merces expressed their opposition to the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority proposal, but panchayat authorities assured them that no part of the village had been included in the planning area.

          The issue of inclusion of the proposed Bambolim planning area to be taken under GPPDA was discussed, but panch Prakash Naik who answered queries in the presence of sarpanch Sunita Palienkar said no part of Merces was included.

          It was agreed that Naik would accompany villagers to GSIDC or the PWD to find out drainage plans for the proposed court building at Merces. The low-lying area is a balancing reservoir during the monsoon. A lake is also located nearby and the court building may cause water displacement if drainage was not taken care of. tnn







          https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071845.cms
          Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

          Comment


          • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

            ‘Plan will affect our natural heritage’

            TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 03:11 IST Panaji: Stating that the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority proposal would adversely affect the natural heritage, culture and social aspects, Chimbel villagers unanimously rejected it on Sunday.

            A huge crowd spilled outside the packed hall at the gram sabha, as speakers vociferously opposed the PDA proposal, alleging that all wetlands, eco-sensitve zones, water bodies, springs, lakes included in it would be destroyed.

            Members Govind Shirodkar, Paul Fernandes, Manuel Fernandes and Tukaram Kunkolkar were among those who pointed out that the village is already facing a threat to its environment. tnn





            https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071825.cms

            Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

            Comment


            • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

              Old Goa panchayat remains evasive over inclusion in PDA

              TNN | Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 09:22 IST Representative image

              PANAJI: A discussion on inclusion of areas of Old Goa panchayat in the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority did not progress much, as panchayat authorities maintained that they are awaiting a clarification on some issues.

              A sizeable crowd had gathered at the meeting chaired by sarpanch Janita Madkaikar, while local MLA and power minister Pandurang Madkaikar was present. Members said they are opposed to the inclusion in the proposed PDA. Panchayat secretary Ashish Naik said that the panchayat has not received any communication from authorities about the proposed inclusion. The proposals have been notified in the official gazette in December 2017. Naik said they had sought clarification from the TCP minister about the notification.








              https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071848.cms
              Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

              Comment


              • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

                In Taleigao, villagers discuss PDA

                TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 03:15 IST Panaji: Taleigao villagers discussed the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority proposal, but could not get the panchayat to move a resolution against it in chairman Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate’s stronghold on Sunday.

                The meeting, chaired by sarpanch Janu Rosario discussed several issues, but when member Pundalik Raikar took up the issue of inclusion of Taleigao under GPPDA, there was shouting from another corner of the hall. But Raikar said that instead of making a noise “we should understand that in the past ODP (notified in February 2006) for the village has thought of nothing else other than roads and buildings”.

                Annand Madgavkar’s resolution on coal transportation and nationalization of rivers was adopted while Xavier Almeida spoke about the need for desiltation of St Inez creek.







                https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071856.cms
                Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

                Comment


                • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

                  Land allotment policy for ESDM, IT Park soon

                  Newton Sequeira| TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 03:16 IST
                  Panaji: The department of information and technology is in the process of framing the land allotment policy and building regulations for the Electronic System and Design Manufacturing Park and IT Park at Tuem and Chimbel, respectively, said minister for information and technology Rohan Khaunte.

                  While the town and country planning department has already granted technical clearance for the sub-divison of plots for the ESDM park at Tuem, technical clearance for sub-division of 1.33 lakh sq m of land for the Chimbel IT park is awaited, Khaunte said in a written reply in the assembly.

                  The department has identified 5.97 lakh sq m of land at Tuem for an ESDM park which is being setup at a total cost of Rs 161.32 crore. The Union ministry of electronics and information technology has given the final approval and has sanctioned Rs 73.77 crore for the project.

                  Khaunte also informed the house that the department had written to the state electricity and PWD to provide power and water connection for the two facilities.

                  In early 2017, aerospace engineering firm Aequs had evinced interest in setting up a Rs 500 crore manufacturing facility at the Tuem ESDM hub for the Indian defence sector, which is expected to generate 2,000 highly-skilled job opportunities. No timeline has been fixed for the completion of the Tuem ESDM park and the IT Park at Chimbel.







                  https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071862.cms
                  Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

                  Comment


                  • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

                    Garbage issue rules Sarzora, Anjuna meets

                    TNN | Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 09:34 IST Representative image

                    MAPUSA/MARGAO: Sarzoraand Anjuna gram sabhas on Sunday took up garbage issues affecting their villages.

                    Sarzora panchayat has decided to begin door-to-door collection of waste from March 1, sarpanch Sabita Mascarenhas told the gram sabha. Mascarenhas said that while the panchayat would collect segregated dry waste, awareness and training sessions will be conducted for the villages on vermi-composting to dispose wet waste.

                    Heated discussions were held over the issue of erection of two mobile towers in the village, with villagers maintaining that only one tower be allowed to be erected. Mascarenhas said that the panchayat was still in the process of identifying land for erecting the tower. Villagers demanded that technical experts be invited to educate the villagers about issues concerning mobile towers.

                    The gram sabha of the Anjuna village panchayat also witnessed a discussion on garbage management in the village besides other issues. Sources said that the meeting was attended by less than 20 members. Anjuna local Ramesh Naik called for the postponement of the gram sabha citing that there was lack of quorum.

                    Some villagers raised questions over the irregular collection of garbage while some questioned to whom was the tender to collect garbage awarded. Anjuna sarpanch Savio Almeida said that presently, the panchayat is managing garbage collection by engaging the daily wages workers and that the panchayat is in the process of issuing the tender.

                    Questions were also raised about the lack of developmental in the village.







                    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071777.cms
                    Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

                    Comment


                    • Re : Goa Real Estate News & Questions

                      Deadline to register projects under RERA extended

                      Newton Sequeira| TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 03:17 IST
                      Panaji: A mere four projects and six real estate agents have been able to obtain registration under the Goa Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Goa RERA website indicates, with several real estate developers and realtors warning that sluggish registration could bring the real estate market to a standstill in the state.

                      Goa RERA appears to be struggling to process the registrations that have come in. To ensure that realtors and real estate developers do not suffer, the department of urban development has extended the deadline for ongoing projects to register online by another month.

                      This is the fourth extension given under Section 59(1) of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 and Section 4 of Goa Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (Registration of Real Estate Projects, Registration of Real Estate agents, Rates of Interest and Disclosures on Website) Rules, 2017.

                      Till March 23, ongoing real estate projects can continue to register under Goa Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) without fear of a penalty.

                      “However, applications for registration can be uploaded till March 31 but with a penalty of Rs 50,000,” secretary for urban development and interim RERA authority for Goa Sudhir Mahajan said in the circular.

                      RERA is an important legislation aimed at monitoring builders and their construction projects. The primary purpose of the Act is to restore confidence of consumers in the real estate sector by establishing transparency and accountability.

                      The RERA website was launched in mid-January and realtors and builders were allowed to register their projects.








                      https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63071899.cms
                      Please read IREF rules | FAQ's

                      Comment

                      Tags: None
                      Have any questions or thoughts about this?
                      Working...
                      X