Congress demands study by NIO, GSPCB on ecological damage caused to Miramar beach


The Congress party, on Wednesday, demanded a scientific study by the National Institute of Oceanography and Goa State Pollution Control Board of ecological damage caused by the off shore casino vessel MV Lucky 7 to the Miramar beach.
“The vessel which was grounded last month has damaged the beach completely; NIO and GSPCB needs to conduct a detailed study of the ecological damage caused and allied matters connected to pollution, and when the report comes out a criminal case should be filed against the culprits,” said Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), president Shantaram Naik while speaking to media persons in Panaji.
It may be recalled that a month back the MV Lucky 7 casino vessel, which initially ran aground at Aguada bay, later drifted towards the Miramar beach and is yet to be towed away.
Hitting out at Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Naik said that there is a conspiracy of saffronisation of education policy by the central government.
“As the Chief Minister of the state he should inquire so as to why the central education policy has been delayed for last two years. The drafting of the policy is not happening as there is a conspiracy of saffronising the education policy which is going on at the Centre. Saffronisation policy of BJP will come in the education policy, Minister of State for Human Resource Development had made a statement that government is going to have saffronisation of education policy. I want Parrikar to answer whether he can accept the same,” he said.
Naik alleged that most of the sub-contracts for big developmental projects are being awarded to Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh workers by the Parrikar-led government in the state.
“Some sub-contracts of various projects of construction activities go to BJP and RSS cadres,” he said.
Reacting to the Parrikar’s statement that if unemployment problem is addressed, the drug issue will subside, Naik said, “If he wants to relate unemployment with drugs it means he wants to say that this problem will not get solved because unemployment in any case will exist in some proportion or the other.”

Source:: The Navhind Times

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