Economy


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plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules.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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Govt. Has Failed To Provide Jobs For Youth

Goa BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has lambasted his own coalition government for not doing enough to make government jobs available to the youth, claiming that people are “very disturbed” due to growing unemployment in the state. Lobo, who was one of the claimants to a ministerial berth […]


Why is LED Fishing and Bull Trawling still being carried out despite the ban?

Stating that government has failed to enforce ban on LED fishing and bull trawling, Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, demanded with the government to form a House Committee to study as to why LED fishing and bull trawling are still being carried out despite the ban. “It is not a charge, […]

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Goans are reluctantly giving up Indian citizenship; create more jobs to stop the exodus

Criticizing vehemently his own government for failure to provide jobs to Goan youth, Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, on Monday, said that the issue of unemployment has remained to be ‘unresolved’ in the state. “While Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte was in the opposition, he used to […]


Amend Goa Daman and Diu Mineral Concessions Act 1987 to resume mining

Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has demanded the House to pass a resolution urging the Centre for an amendment to the Goa Daman and Diu Mineral Concessions Act 1987 to ensure early resumption of mining in Goa. “Livelihoods of lakhs of Goans dependent on mining activities have been […]

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