Economy


Time to transform Goa into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy

Seeking advice from various consultants, Minister for Science and Technology Michael Lobo said that Goa is not making way ahead in the technology sector and he will soon seek the help of experts to take the State ahead on the technology front. Lobo released a book ‘Why digital Transformations fail’ […]

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Allow traditional fishermen and toddy tapers to carry out business in the beach belt

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, said that a provision is needed to be made in the present CRZ notification  “to allow the locals to carry out commercial activities in the beach belt.” Lobo said that “many cases are pending in different courts. Our old habitants staying in the beach belt cannot […]


We have to stop issuing licences for construction in Calangute; Many Goans are unemployed

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo suggested stopping issuing of construction licenses in the village until the electricity and sewerage infrastructure was put in place in Calangute. “So many flats and buildings have come up in Calangute. Until and unless sewerage and electricity problems are resolved, I think we have to stop […]

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If we want to create job opportunities in Goa then Mining should restart

Deputy speaker of state legislative Assembly and BJP legislator from Calangute Michael Lobo on Saturday said that mining operations in the state will resume after positive results in forthcoming elections. He was speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a function in Panaji. Stressing on mining dependants’ livelihood, Lobo […]

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Archaic rules prevent Panchayats from spending crores of rupees; Govt. must amend TCP Act for sustainable development

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Wednesday called for long-pending administrative reforms in various government departments. Talking to reporters, he cited the plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules. “These panchayats have crores […]


Famous Parra Watermelon Witnessing Extraordinary Revival

The famous Parra watermelon, highly prized for its sweetness, is seeing a revival with an increasing number of farmers growing the fruit. The watermelon variety nearly died out largely due to a short supply of seeds and declining number of farmers growing the crop, but timely intervention by the local […]

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If MMDR Act is not going to be amended, then how do we restart mining?

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will have to announce the future course of action the State intends to take to resume iron ore mining operations in Goa, which have been shut for the last nine months. Speaking to media persons, Lobo said Parrikar will shortly […]