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Will Floating Casinos Affect the Elections Race in Goa?

 
/ February 3, 2017

Goa goes to the polls on Saturday, with the BJP, the Congress and debutant AAP locked in a three-way battle. Although opinion polls have suggested a clear majority for the BJP, the issue of off-shore casinos just might turn out to be a spoiler. When the saffron party came to...

The Goa Forest Warriors: Community Action stops destruction of indigenous forest

 
/ December 13, 2016

When the Forest Department of Goa started destroying the natural forests, the local tribal communities united to protect the forest and succeeded. See the extraordinary story of Goa’s forest warriors. Environmentally conscious citizens of the Cancona forest live in with the nature – borrowing its produce carefully for their cattle...

Goa hotelier turning food waste into energy

 
/ May 6, 2016

Food wastage is an alarming issue in India. The onus of the food waste collectively lies on the millions of households, canteens, hotels, social and family functions, weddings, etc which throw away hundreds of kgs of food away, every day. For the past six months, Jack has installed a 4-kg...

Impact: Goa’s rich green cover saved by community uprising

 
/ April 22, 2016

The local residents of Goa have used traditional medicines made from various local herbs and plants found their gardens and forest to lead a healthy life. The foliage in the forest is fodder for cattle from nearby villages. The Forest department of Goa was felling indegenous trees of the local...

Live Happy, Live Clean: Goa’s Residents Pitch in to Clean Up

 
/ July 8, 2015

Assagao, Goa | Sulochana Pednekar For over a year now, Felli Gomes and the Live Happy Team have been organising regular clean up walks on sunday mornings to get rid of the various dumpsites that have formed along the neighbourhoods of Assagao and Mapusa in Goa. With little interest from...

Garbage and Goa: Mapusa Gets its Act Together

 
/ July 7, 2015

Mapusa, Goa | Sulochana Pednekar The bustling city of Mapusa in Goa generates about 15-16 tonnes of waste a day, which mostly end up at the giant landfill in neighbouring Assagaon. Mapusa Municipal Corporation started a door to door garbage collection scheme of segregated wet and dry waste. This was...

Reserved: Ladies Seat

 
/ November 17, 2014

Last year on International Women’s Day, the government’s transport department increased the number of seats reserved for women in local buses from 4 to 8. However, not much has changed. “Women still have to stand, be pushed around and get groped while men sit back and relax”, says Community Correspondent...

Recycling Goa

 
/ June 30, 2014

VV-Correspondent Sulochana Pednekar films “The Sustainable Green Company” in Betki, Ponda, Goa.  Ajay Gramopadhyay started the company manufacturing eco-friendly, recyclable, biodegradable, products to help reduce garbage and motivate others to recycle.    He explains how, “We take waste paper and make pulp out of it which is molded into the...