PANAJI: Leader of the Opposition (LOP) Yuri Alemao has declared both districts of Goa as landslide-affected and demanded a scientific study on the ISRO report that Goa has lost 15.2 hectares of land due to coastal erosion in 10 years.
“Conduct scientific study on ISRO report which declared both districts of Goa as landslide affected and their report said that Goa has lost 15.2 hectares of land due to coastal erosion in 10 years,” Alemao said.
He demanded declaration of all burnt forests on government land as no development zone and stop conversion of burnt forest land and allocation of special funds in the budget for reforestation.
“Constitute High Level Commission under Ord. Judges of High Court consisting of experts in various fields to investigate industrial fires as well as accidents and disasters”
Reports of fires in every taluk in the state over the past weekend give rise to suspicion of foul play Anti-environmentalists and real estate mafias are eyeing Goan’s prime arable lands to convert them into concrete jungles. It needs to be investigated thoroughly.
Although the incidence of fires in hilly areas is attributed to rising temperatures, the possibility of a systematic game plan to destroy the identity and existence of forests, wildlife, flora and fauna, biodiversity and the Mahadei Wildlife Sanctuary cannot be ruled out.
A massive fire at an industrial unit in Pilran Industrial Estate was an eye opener for all of us. The leak of toxic ammonia gas in a unit of Kunklim Industrial Estate has also raised fears of a “ticking bomb” in various industrial estates in Goa. Fires, explosions, leaks are happening in various industrial estates in Goa, endangering people’s lives due to gross illegalities which go unnoticed/ignored by the government authorities.
Questions have also been raised about the preparedness of the fire service department, forest department and disaster management authorities to deal with such situations and the lack of coordination between various departments and the absence of a nodal agency to coordinate various agencies during such disasters. event
Leave a Reply