Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Goa Tourism Master Plan 2016: who are masters? Who are slaves?

Press release: Goa Tourism Master Plan

This interim tourism Master Plan and Policy was put up on website www.goatourism.gov.in  on 24th August 2016

Module 3 last date for comments was 4th September 2016. Objections were to be mailed to goatourismmasterplan@gmail.com

Public was given 16 days for comments, pretty atrocious by any standards.

 Bharat Mukti Morcha objects following and shares here for public awareness purpose:

1.      Page 15: Consider the entire State as tourism development area. Culture of Goa is fishing and agriculture. It must be protected from tourism at all costs.

2.      Page 23: Fishermen Market and F&B Court at Britona, Siridao and Mobor. Captioned as Goa’s number one source of fresh sea food.” Domestic consumers of fish to be deprived as fish will be costly and with demands from tourism.

3.      Page 24: High End music venue paired with luxury lifestyle resort in Baga, Calangute and Candolim Beach with biggest clubs in India in one of these three beaches.

4.      Page 24: High end lifestyle beach club paired with luxury lifestyle resort at Cavelossim, Palolem, Arambol, Vagathor and Anjuna Beach with day and night atmosphere of music.

5.      Page 25: Eco-beach (Resort): Pure Eco-beach and Eco Resorts at Querim, Mandrem, and Morjim in Pernem and Agonda, Patnem and Palolem, Talpona and Galgibag beach. Captioned as “Built in harmony with nature and hence with minor impact on environment.”

6.       Page 25: Marinas in Mandovi river at Britonna, Nauxi Bay and Chicalim. Fishermen directly affected. There is already opposition to the same from 2010.

7.      Page 31: Cultural Events, Music day and night atmosphere. Actually there will be drinks and food. This must not be allowed where St. Francis Xavier walked. Old Goa is a place of religious sanctity. This must be rejected, and Religious values must not be hurt.

8.      Page 32: Goa Multicultural experience at Old Goa Church. Has office of the Archbishop of Goa endorsed this? Or is it another scam like Vanxim sale? For the said purpose the Archeology Survey of India has given permission? As it is place of complete sanctify of high religious values.

9.      Page 36: Discovery River Cruises: Chapora River, Cumbharjua canal, Mandovi River and Zuari River. Tourism has already caused irreversible damage to Goa’s beaches. Fishermen are to be directly impacted through dredging as well as tourism through boat rides.

10.  Page 37: Divar island along with eastern Goa has been demarcated for “Slow Movement Wellness centres”. There is already one such centre in Divar that releases its effluent in Mandovi river near Vanxim. Tourism Master Plan is silent on what is to be done with such cases. In module 2 page nos 47 & 48 in fact names this entity as Devaaya – Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre. Can continues daily release of effluents in Mandovi river part of its ethics? Part of Tourism Department ethics? Daily release of effluents gives out obnoxious odor to people around as well as staff of Ferry services plying between Vanxim and Divar.

11.  Page 37: Nature Sanctuaries to be opened up for tourism. This is disruption of wild life. The question about cordoning off access to forest for tribal people and blockade to through digging of trenches to prevent cattle grazing of tribal people has been kept under wraps.

12.  Page 42: Waterfront Promenades  (dancing floors on land at water’s edge) at Old Goa, Chapora, Panjim, Mayem lake and Colva beach. This is a must to stop as it would cause lot of social damage to everyone especially the youth.

13.  Page 42: Family Entertainment District inclusive of Themed Park. Entire Pernem Taluka is marked with pointer towards proposed Mopa Airport and termed as “District”. Goa already has two districts. Is Pernem going to be third district? Are People of Goa taken in confidence on declaring Pernem Taluka as third district? Captioned as “A leisure and entertainment hub for the family offering a themed park, F&B, shopping, and accommodation.” Pernem already has Golf Course proposal in Tiracol along with luxury hotel of Leading Hotels. Mopa airport EIA records plans for Golf Course in Mopa itself. Luxury hotels are shown in beaches of Pernem a Querim, Mandrem, and Morjim.

14.   Page 43: Chapora Bay and Chicalim Bay has been proposed as Gaming districts. This means Panjim off shore casinos will be shifted at these two venues. Two areas will be marked exclusively for casinos and this is direct blow to fishing allied activities.

15.  Page 43: Up-gradation of nightlife across Goa. People of Goa must be prepared to go without sleep. Night life must be stopped completely as it is destruction of Youth. Many Youth are hooked on drugs due to such night life parties. Even school students are attracted to this menace.

16.  Page 44: Golf Course at Mopa. There is already opposition to Golf Courses in Tiracol and Vanxim. Water requirement for maintaining of Golf Course is not mentioned.

17.  Page 48: Mass Events at Vagator beach, Candolim beach and Shyma Prasad Indoor Stadium. Are local people consulted before making this proposal public? We object such mass events.

18.  Page 55: Mode of Transport through water is in direct confrontation with fishermen. Cruise Terminal at MPT is mentioned as attracting international cruise travelers. MPT is also causing harm to local fishermen at Khariavaddo. Then Sea based inter-state transportation of tourists is proposed at Tiracol Fort, Chapora River Basin, Fort Aguada, Dona Paula/ Panjim-Old Goa, Mormugao Port, Colva beach, Mobor Beach/ River Sal/ Cabo-de-Rama, River Talpona/ Polem. Jetties are proposed to be built in these venues.  These Jetties then can support Ferry Services, Catamaran Ferry, Sea Buses, Speed boats and Sea Planes to ferry tourists.

19.  Page 55: Mopa Aiport is expected to handle 13.1 million passengers by 2036 with focus on Free Independent Travellers (FITs). Mopa airport is not needed when Dabolim serve Goa well.

20.  Page 75 of module 2 proposes State subsidy for Hotels as well as single window clearances. It is using public funds for public ruin. BMM opposes the same.

Goa government tourism department believes that people of Goa are incapable to plan their own future and needs Swiss agency to draw up the Tourism master plan and policy for Goa. Goa is fully equipped with qualified personalities do to the required success oriented requirements to up lift Goa’s Development as required by Goans.

The nomenclature used is “Tourism Master Plan” One such Tourism Master Plan was opposed chiefly by students and youth in 1987. Now after 29 years another one is proposed.
Who is a master? Who is a Slave? If there is a master plan there has to somebody who is to be enslaved. Needlessly this nomenclature of “Master Plan” does not fit. And target of enslavement are People of Goa, Land of Goa and Ecology of Goa.

We call upon the People of Goa to read, study & we need to move fast and decisively to object the Tourism Master Plan 2016. It is mentioned in that it’s a draft which could be final – So lets go for it as committed Goans, for us & our future Generations.


Maggie Silveira

Goa State Unit

Friday, 26 August 2016

What's the aim? What's the game? Goa Archbishop's office statement on Vanxim

Vanxim land scam has grabbed major attention of the office of the Goa Archbishop in Goa. After reckless collusion of land mafia the Archdiocese of Goa though the office of the Archbishop has gone about convincing the public that its secretive deal on Vanxim beginning from 1992 was correct. This statement published in official church bulletin "Renevacao" of January 16-31, 2016 is rather surprising considering that Archbishop Ferrao himself has declared that Vanxim sale deed is morally wrong. In spite of lengthy statement the names of those who signed Tenants Association of Vanxim N.O.C dated 26/02/1996 still remains undisclosed. 

Office of the Goa Archbishop after tolerating eco-terrorist attacks on bunds of vanxim and flooding of paddy fields now wants to ascertain view of Vanxim villagers on the genuine development of Vanxim and how many are willing to cultivate paddy fields. This means if the Vanxim people are willing to cultivate the Paddy fields office of the archbishop will support them even though rice fields are sold twice already; first by Archbishop on February 11, 2006 to Mahendra Gaunekar and next by Mahendra Gaunekar to Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt Ltd from Bangalore on August 05, 2015. By the way why entire people of Goa were not consulted before selling Vanxim?

This issue of the newsletter has cover page depicting Santus Cristus Church in Vanxim and google map of Vanxim used for promotional purposes by Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt Ltd. The satellite image of Vanxim was published online advertising sale of luxury villas in Vanxim at the rate of Rs 40 crore each. The links was as follows : http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://zoperty.com/properties/ultra-luxury-bungalows-ozone-vanxim-island-goa-ultra-luxury-bungalows-villas-zoperty-40-crores-onwards/&ei=ML-QbA8i&lc=en-IN&s=1&m=130&host=www.google.co.in&ts=1465957985&sig=APY536yK8KFlIG_FlD18bjJCXGG8-dQvtA

However after the links began to be viewed by people of Vanxim and details of loans advanced to Ozone from various banks became known the advertisement was quickly withdrawn in May 2016.

This picture of Vanxim shown luxury villas in Vanxim. What's the aim and what's the game of this advertisement on cover page? Office of the Archbishop got to answer.

There is no explanation of cover page by the editors and editorial team of Renevacao. Its editor is Fr. Francisco Caldeira and Editorial board consists of Fr. Olavo Caiado, Adv. Dr. F. Edgar Noronha and Mrs. Maria Helena Souza.

We however agree with the quote from Laudato Si' 219 that reads on index page "Social problems must be addressed by community networks and not simply by the sum of individual good deeds." This is the reason this is put up here for networks to debate and act. Yes, this posting is an invitation to participate in this debate and act. This is the way we could contribute to rescue not only Goa and Vanxim from the Bamani clutches but also rescue the office of the Archbishop itself. Its aims and games are contrary to Gospel as well as contrary to Christian stewardship and on selling spree. This trends must be arrested immediately.

Collapse of Fisheries Administration in Goa

Date: 22ndAugust 2016
The Director,
Directorate of Fisheries,
Panjim, Goa

Subject: Collapse of Fisheries Administration in Goa

There is complete collapse of Fisheries administration in Goa for the past one week. It is evident from the following facts from Zuaririver:
1.     There is uninterrupted violation of fishing rights in Zuaririver for the past one week. On daily basis there are trawlers carrying on their illegal trawling in Zuari within 5 kms from the shore from Siridao to Odxelfrom  August 16, 2016 from 4.00 am to 9.00 am.
2.    On August 21, 2016 nearly 70 mini-per seining boats carried on illegal fishing in Zuari.
3.    There were no fisheries department boats nor coastal police boats patrolling Zuaririver for past one week to check illegal fishing by mini- per seining and trawlers.
4.    Telephonic complaints from the fishermen to fisheries department head office are ignored.
5.    Bharat MuktiMorcha has been protesting these kinds of fishing rights violation for past two years but response is evasive especially from Director of Fisheries.
6.    Response to telephonic calls to Coastal Police Station at Harbour is poor.
Due to this reason ground situation has turned volatile and urgent war footing steps from your office is needed. We therefore recommend the following to restore fisheries administration in Goa:
1.    Immediate stationing of permanent patrol vessel in Zuaririver to check illegal fishing by trawlers and mini- per seining boats.
2.    Capture and seizure of trawlers and mini per seining boats responsible for illegal fishing in Zuari.
3.    Those trawlers and mini – per seining boats caught fishing in Zuari river be fined with minimum amount of Rs.10,000/-.
4.    Those trawlers and mini – per seining boats – with three violations of fishing rights be punished with termination of licenses.

Your failure to act on this matter will result the following:
1.    Total collapse of Fisheries Administration in Goa
2.    Non-stop violations of 5 kms ban on trawlers and mini-per seining boats
3.    Irreversible damage to marine ecology of Zuari river by trawlers
4.    Depletion of fish stock due to computerized mini-per seining boats and trawlers.
5.    Loss of livelihood to fishermen of Zuari river who pay taxes to the State
6.    Increasing anger of fishermen and tense situation for which you will be held responsible.
7.    Widespread agitation of fishermen, fish traders and fish consumers across coast of Goa and beyond.
8.    Most of the fishermen of this coast are Scheduled Tribes (ST) and OBC. Their caste networks will be activated.

We trust you understand the gravity of the situation and call upon you to act. Your department must be committed and responsible to act in accordance with the given situation as the fishermen undergo tremendous pressure because of your department. With N number of letters to your department your office has failed to act on priority basis to address grievances of traditional fishermen. Their problems have only remained as problems because of your negligence. It is high time that you look into this matter as the traditional fishermen are totally disgusted with your approach towards them. It’s a time to change now. We need your co-operation and change in attitude for better Goa.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,

Maggie Silveira
Goa StateUnit

Sanjay Pereira
Cacra Unit

Rohidas Andrade
Bambolim Unit

Soccoro Braganza
Siridao Unit

Copy :
1.    Chief Minister, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
2.    OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Secretariat, Goa
3.    Leader of the Opposition, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
4.    Minister of Fisheries, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
5.    Minister for Science and Technology, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
6.    Director General of Police, Panjim, Goa
7.    Superintendent of Police (Coastal Security), Panjim, Goa
8.    Chief Secretary, Secretariat, Goa
9.    Captain of Ports, Panjim, Goa
10. Secretary (Fisheries), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
11. Joint Secretary (Home)
12. Collector (North Goa), Panjim
13. Deputy Collector & S.D.O (Tiswadi)
14. M.L.A, Taleigao Constituency
15. M.L.A, Santa Cruz Constituency
16. M.L.A, St. Andre Constituency
17. GoencheaRamponkaranchoEkvott (GRE), Cansaulim, Goa
18. Being  Bhahujan c/o AshwinkumarNaik, Raia, Goa
19. Director, ICAR – ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa
20. Director, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa
21. Director, Tribal Research Centre, Baddem, Khotigaon, Canacona, Goa

22. Dr. BabanIngole, Professor& Chief Scientist, Biological Oceanography, NIO, Dona Paula

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Fraudulent activities carried out by Ozone Leisure and Resort Pvt Ltd through Vaxi self help group to pass the Project in Investment Promotion Board

18th August 2016

The Chief Minister and the Chairperson,
Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board,
Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa

Subject: Fraudulent activities carried out by Ozone Leisure and Resort Pvt Ltd through Vaxi self help group to pass the Project in Investment Promotion Board


We have already conveyed our strong objections to bring Vanxim Island under the purview of Goa Investment Promotion Act 2014. We have made our point clear in two of our letters to you dated April 11, 2016 and May23, 2016. We are also in receipt of letter from Chief Executive Officer, Goa Investment Promotion & Facilitation Board (Goa – IPB) dated May 11, 2016.

We have also written our objections to letter dated December 12, 2015 from Vaxi self help group. However in response to our letter dated May 23, 2016 criticizing the contents of the Vaxi self help group we have come to know of and examined another letter to Goa - IPB office dated June 02, 2016 by the name of “The Villagers of Vanxim (Capao)”. In this respect we wish to submit the following:-

1.    We have examined Memorandum of Association of “Vaxi self help group” from the office of the District Registrar, North Goa, Panjim. This group is registered on October 24, 2011 under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 and bears registration number 1076/Goa/2011.
2.    The memorandum of Association of Vaxi self help group has address registered as Mansi M. Parab, H.No.39, Sao Mathias, Post office, Piedade, Diwar, Vanxim-Ilhas-Goa.
3.    We have also taken note of the address on the letterhead of the Vaxi self help group letter dated 12/12/2015 addressed to the Chief Minister of Goa with the subject “Representation to favorably consider the proposal made by Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. for the Hotel and Resort Project at Village Capao, Taluka Tiswadi”. The address mentioned here is different from the address in the registration documents cited above. Here the address of Vaxi self help group is recorded as c/o House no.72, Vanxim, P.O. Piedade Ilhas, Goa – 403403.
4.    This House no.72, Vanxim as per records of the Sao Mathias Panchayat is recorded in the name of Mahendra Gaunekar who has stakes in proposed Vanxim tourism projects of Ozone. In addition it is Mahendra Gaunekar who is involved in controversial land deals with the office of the Archbishop of Goa to purchase and sell the same to Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. It is clear that Vaxi self help group has been hoodwinked by Mahendra Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd in combination with each other in order to manufacture support for the corporate misadventures on our island of Vanxim. This is a case of direct manipulation in favor of Mahendra Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. The dictionary meaning of the word ‘manipulation’ is as follows: “A change made for ones own purpose or advantage”. There is no other explanation.
5.    This tie up of Vaxi self help group with Mahendra Gaunekar - Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd is not only unethical but also illegal violating group’s memorandum of association Aims and Objective no. 07 that seeks “to promote co-operation and friendly relations with the other societies with the object and aim similar to this society.” The Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd is not a society but a Company. Hence this is violation of Vaxi self help group Memorandum of Association.
6.    We also note that considering writing of letter dated 12/12/2015 to Chief Minister of Goa in support of Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd is beyond the legal limits of activities of Self help group. It is understood that Mahendra Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd is using the letterhead of Vaxi self help group to manufacture public support for themselves.
7.    Further we have observed from the letter dated 11/05/2016 from the Goa IPB Chief Executive Officer addressed to Ms Maggie Silveira, Bharat Mukti Morcha that in-principle approval to convert Capao (Vanxim) land as settlement zone to set up five star hotel and villas by Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd was granted in a the 8th meeting of the Goa Investment Promotion Board held on 14/12/2015. While the letter of the Vaxi self help group is addressed to Chief Minister of Goa in this regard is dated two days prior to the meeting i.e. 12/12/2015. There is no date of entry as to when this letter from Vaxi self help group was received by Chief Minister’s office and how this letter landed up in the file of records without official entry. So there is high level of manipulation evident from the dynamics of the process of in-principal approval granted which is a big fraud.
8.    We have also noted the description of Vaxi self help group offered on record by its President Mrs. Manasi Parab. In her letter dated 23rd May, 2016 to the Police Inspector, Old Goa Police Station, Old Goa, Goa. Mrs. Parab is on record to state that “Sir, we around 25 ladies have formed the VAXI SELF HELP GROUP ILHAS since year 2011 and the same is duly registered under Registration No. 1076Goa/2011 and are engaged in earning our livelihood by making and selling Jute bags though the VAXI SELF HELP GROUP.” There is no mention of any official collaboration with Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. So logically it can be concluded that VAXI SELF HELP GROUP is carrying on making and selling of Jute bags from the house owned by Mahendra Gaunekar who is collaborator of Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. And Mr. Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd manipulated VAXI SELF HELP GROUP to serve corporate interests. (This is a corrupt way to function as a self help group. The vigilance department must investigate this fraud which is a must when it comes to truth of what Bharat Mukti Morcha stands for.)
9.    When in a letter dated 23/5/2016 Bharat Mukti Morcha exposed VAXI SELF HELP GROUP with signed letter of 78 villagers, the said VAXI SELF HELP GROUP did not defend itself as it is totally guilty. Instead some new group calling itself “The Villagers of Vanxim (Capao) wrote letter dated 02/06/2016 to the Chairman, Investment Promotion Board. This letter is without letterhead and without House number in its address as no one in Vanxim island want to take responsibility to the contents of the letter that is highly manipulated for corporate interests. This letter has 82 signatures. We consider it our duty to expose this letter as well since it seeks to defend contents of the VAXI SELF HELP GROUP letter to the Chief Minister dated 12/12/2015.
10. This letter dated 02/06/2016 from the villagers of Vanxim (Capao) has 82 signatures we wish to place before our observations in this regard.
a.    82 people has claimed “that Bharat Mukti Mukti Morcha and its President Ms. Maggie Silveira gave us insufficient information and forcefully took our signatures”. Our letter has just 78 signatures. It is absurd for 82 people to claim that they have signed. This has happened because of Mahendra Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd manipulations in the background of Vaxi self help group being exposed in our letter to you dated 23/05/2016.
b.    Secondly of these 82 people only 15 people have signed on Bharat Mukti Morcha letter dated 23/12/2016. The remaining 67 people has no right to claim that even they have signed Bharat Mukti Morcha letter by force or otherwise.
c.    15 people who has signed Bharat Mukti Morcha letter dated 23/05/2016 are those who signed the villagers of Vanxim (Capao) letter dated 02/06/2016 at the serial nos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 42, and 53. If Bharat Mukti Morcha has applied force on these 15 people to sign letter dated 23/05/2016 then why have they not mentioned the nature of force applied against them – gun point? Knife point? Threat to life? In the absence of satisfactory disclosures on these key issues it can safely be concluded that these 15 people are manipulated by Mahendra Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd to manufacture consent for its ill conceived tourism project by destroying agricultural paddy fields and water bodies, khazans, mangroves, mud flats etc.
d.    The villagers of Vaxim (Capao) letter to Chief Minister dated 02/06/2016 also claims that Bharat Mukti Morcha and its President Ms. Maggie Silveira has given insufficient information as well as false information. This letter however does not mention which information according to the above mentioned 15 people is false and in sufficient. These claims of insufficient information and false information are totally vague in nature and this is one more instance of how corporate bodies are attempting to manufacture support for their corrupt dealings on Vanxim.
e.    We also wish to bring to your attention that Villagers of Vanxim (Capao) letter dated 02/06/2016 addressed to you has signatures of six minor children at serial nos 64, 65, 66, 70, 75 and 76. Three signatures are forged at serial nos 81, 22 and 23. In one case surname of the signatory is missing at serial no 20. Fourteen people are who signed are not registered on voters list in Vanxim. They have signed at serial nos 27, 28, 50, 51, 54, 59, 67, 68, 69, 78, 79, 80, 81 and 82.  All this is done by Mahendra Gaunekar and Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd in order to manufacture support for its proposed tourism project in Vanxim consisting of five star hotel and Villas - housing and pleasure for the rich.
f.     The last two paragraphs of the villagers of Vanxim (Capao) letter dated 02/06/2016 to Chairman, Investment Promotion Board are meant to distract focus from Vaxi self help group whose letter dated 12/12/2015 has crumbling foundation. 02/06/2016 letter claims support of entire village of Capao, Vanxim supports endeavors of Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. This very essence is direct evidence of corporate involvement after being frustrated by local and wider opposition Vanxim paddy field destruction issue has generated. More evidence is in last paragraph.
g.    Last paragraph compliments and thanks the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board for giving Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd for setting up a 5 – star Resort and Villa Estate Development at Capao village (Vanxim). The last part of last sentence of the letter vents out corporate frustration and vengeance against single individual “strongly urge and request you not to consider or fall prey to the false statement and lies being spread by the said Ms. Maggie Silveira as any representation made by her is not the view or demand of the general majority of the villagers of Capao, Vanxim, who want the development and fully support the project.” This letter is meant to give impression that a single person is opposed to the tourism project that too through false statements and lies. However we wish to place on record that not a single false statement and lie has been mentioned in this letter of villagers of Vanxim (Capao) dated 02/06/2016 attributing to single individual mentioned. Why not even one false statement has been mentioned with an example? Why not a single lie is pointed out with an example? It is because they could not locate single false statement or single lie. This is so because entire exercise of collecting these signatures is manipulation in support of the corporate.

Due to above mentioned points letter from villagers of Vanxim (Capao) dated 02/06/2016 cannot be used as supporting document post facto for the decision to include Vanxim under the purview of the Goa Investment Promotion Act 2014. Moreover this document is one more example of extending fraudulent activities carried out by Ozone Leisure and Resort Pvt Ltd through Vaxi self-help group to pass the project in Investment Promotion Board.

The Vaxi Self help group (most of the People are from outside Vanxim) what’s so ever has no authority to write a letter to the Chief Minister of Goa to consider favorably the proposal made by Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. for a Hotel and Resort Project at Village Capao, Taluka Tiswadi as per the Societies Registration Act, 1860. There are no provisions for such letter to be written as per the Rules and Regulations of Vaxi Self Help Group Ilhas.

Complete fraud and total disastrous manipulations involved in writing letter dated 12/12/2015 to the Chief Minister of Goa and based on this letter the in-principle approval was given for the project in Vanxim that too without making inward entry to Chief  Minister’s office or the Secretariat. High level of frauds involved in Goa – IPB.

You are therefore urged to take note of the above objections and issue following directions:-

1.    Immediately revoke in-principle approval granted for setting up of a 5 Star Resort & Villa Estate Development at Village Capao (Vanxim), St. Mathias, Tiswadi.
2.    To withdraw and cancel recommendation to the Government to grant the project ‘Investment Promotion Area’ status.
3.    Stop and cancel conversion of the property from Orchard to Settlement Zone to the extend of 82595 sqm.
4.    To cancel recommendations to the concerned authorities / Departments of the State Government for the approval of change of use of land from Orchard to Settlement to the extend of 82595 sqm. No CRZ clearance be granted for this project.
5.    Direction be issued towards declaring land titles in favour of Ozone Leisure and Resorts Private Limited on Capao island (Vanxim) as null and void and restitution initiated to restore the rights of tenants deleted by foul play.
6.    Stop facilitating to get permissions for this project from various authorities/ departments of State and Central government.
7.    Withdraw recommendation to the Electricity department to release power load of 2000KVA and Public Works Department to release water requirement of 230KLD to the said unit.
8.    Block recommendation to concerned authorities / Departments of the State Government and Central Government to grant the necessary permissions / clearances for the said project proposal.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

Maggie Silveira
(President – Goa Unit)

 .Copy to :
1.    Pratapsingh Raoji Rane, Leader of the Opposition, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
2.    Minister for Industries, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
3.    The Principal Secretary (Industries), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
4.    The Under Secretary (Industries), Industries Department, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
5.    Principal Secretary (Environment), Secretariat, Porvorim
6.    The Secretary (Panchayats), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
7.    The District Registrar, North/ Inspector General of Societies, Junta House, Panjim
8.    The Director, Directorate of Industries, Trade & Commerce, Government of Goa, Udyog Bhavan, Panaji, Goa
9.    The Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Goa, Paryatan Bhavan, Patto, Panaji, Goa
10. The Chief Town Planner, Town and Country Planning Depart, Patto, Panaji, Goa
11. The Collector (North Goa), Panjim, Goa
12. The Dy. Collector & SDO, Tiswadi, Goa
13. The Chief Electrical Engineer, Electricity Department, Panaji, Goa
14. The Principal Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Altinho, Panaji, Goa
15. The Member Secretary, Goa State Pollution Control Board, 1st Floor, Dempo Tower, Patto, Panaji, Goa
16. The Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department, Porvorim, Goa
17. The Member Secretary, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority, 3rd Floor, Dempo Tower, Patto, Panaji, Goa

18. The Chief Executive Director, Investment Promotion & Facilitation Board (IPB – Goa), Cabin no. 20, Ground Floor, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa