Dears, Goans have become difficult to handle after the mess that was Regional Plan 2011 and the Special Economic Zones or SEZ that became pez in Goa. The only one so far to steal a march is Anil Agrawal of the Vedanta group. With Sesa Goa and Dempo Mining under its belt, Vedanta has about 4% of Goa's Geographical area. Soon Vedanta may decimate Goa. We are led by pro-mining politicians, some with their hands already red with ore, in the Goa Govt. It does not matter which party; everyone is invited ...or gate-crashes the party! Now Churchill Alemao wants Konkani speaking Karwar and Joida talukas of North Kanara district of Karnataka to be added to Goa. [Konkani speaking, but Muslim dominated, Haliyal taluka is currently not wanted]. that is the "Samyukta Goa" demand. Earlier, the "Vishal Gomantak" demand was to merge the Konkani speaking areas of Sindhudurg and Malvan of Maharashtra into Goa. Atam hem! Mog asundi Miguel PS In the meanwhile, Government and Church-managed Primary schools in Konkani [Devanagri only] are continuing to lose students to English or Marathi medium schools across Goa from Patradevi to Polem. Amchem Goy, Temkam Zai! Diviam kai?
Border with Karnataka needs re-demarcation: Goa law panel Panaji, June 19 (IANS) Goa needs to re-demarcate its eastern boundary with Karnataka, based on the findings of the Justice Mahajan Commission constituted in 1960 - before Goa's liberation from the Portuguese rule - to protect its interests, Goa Law Commission chairman Ramakant Khalap said Friday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khalap said the state's eastern border as defined by the Portuguese was detrimental to Goa's interests. "If we re-demarcate our borders on the basis of the data provided in the Mahajan Commission report, most of Goa's water resource worries would be over," said Khalap, a former minister of state for law in the central government. He added that there was a need to re-organise Goa's borders on the basis of geography and linguistic continuity as suggested in the commission's report. "Goa's present borders are only an accident of history. When the Mahajan Commission was appointed, Goa was still under the Portuguese rule. It is time we make use of the statistical data and findings of the report now, because Goa has already missed out on one opportunity in 1960," he added. Khalap said that Goa needed to safeguard its water resources which were under threat from excessive mining and diversion of its principal water source - the Mandovi, also known as the Mhadei river - by Karnataka. "Karnataka is trying to divert a west flowing river towards the east. The Goa government must use all its resources to ensure that the Mhadei water dispute between the two states is resolved," Khalap said. Goa's principal water reservoirs - Selaulim in south Goa and Anjunem in north Goa - also need to be protected from mining silt being dumped in them, he added. ICC World Twenty20 England '09 exclusively on YAHOO! CRICKET http://cricket.yahoo.com [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]