Friday 14 December 2018

Illegal mining transportation in Colomba

Reports from Colomba, Sanguem, Goa indicate that from 13/12/2018 at 2.30 pm illegal iron ore mining transportation is going on. Mining lease that is cancelled was in the name of Badrudding Mavani and operated by Radha Timblo whose name was given by Government of India to Supreme Court of India for possessing bank account in Swiss bank. The transportation of  ore is being carried on to Capxem, Sanvordem Jetty. Efforts of mining interest to start mining legal has flopped and they have resorted to starting the same illegally.

All the mining sites has to be shut down and possessions taken over so that these type of incidents of illegal mining transportation does not come up causing hard to ecology and economy alike.  

Monday 10 December 2018

International Human Rights Day poised for Human Rights Violations in Goa's Zuari river

Harbour Coastal Security Police Station, Vasco

Phone: 0832-2521793

International Human Rights Day 2018 will witness latest attempt to criminalize dissent and protests on the banks of Zuari river. Two people Sanjay Pereira of Cacra village and Cosme Pires of Siridao village engage in fishing activities in Zuari river are called at the Coastal Security Police Station at Harbour Vasco at 10.30 am by PSI Therron D’Costa for investigation based on complaint filed by Gracious Coutinho of H.No. 35, Salkar Colony, Vaddem, Vasco. Case Cr. No. 01/2018 has been registered against both them under sections 143, 147, 148, 323, 341,384, 506 (ii) r/w 149. These two are charged with boarding the boat of Gracious Coutinho and his two colleagues Kevin Barretto and Rocha Barreto with deadly weapons and taking over the boat at 10.55 hours from Zuari river off Chicalim Coast near Chicalim Light House, then taken the boats to Siridao coast and demanded cash of Rs.50,000/- to release the canoes and labourers.

Having followed up the Zuari river conflicts closely for the past four years and verifying ground reality my observations are as under:

1.       Neither Cosme Pires nor Sanjay Pereira was in the river Zuari to commit the offenses as charged in a complaint.
2.       Three boats claimed to have brought to the shores of Siridao in a complaint were using purse seine fishing nets banned for use within 5 kms from the shore and in rivers.
3.       There are number of earlier incidents of this type wherein canoes using purse seine fishing nets and trawlers has been captured and brought the shore by several local people. Trawlers as well as purse seine fishing nets used by canoes are illegal ab initio in Zuari river.
4.       In none of these incidents at River local people are known to have used deadly weapons.
5.       Then power to capture fishing boats indulging in illegal fishing is with Goa fisheries department and power stop illegal fishing is vested with Coastal Security Police. There are several complaints pending before both these authorities but due to the acts of omission they have refrained from acting in the cases of rampant illegal fishing in Zuari river.
6.       There has been several meetings to discuss the measures to stop illegal fishing in Zuari river but has been sabotaged in their implementation. For past several patrol boat of fisheries department as well as coastal security police vanished from their duties. No one knows as to where the staff of Fisheries department patrol boat is posted currently leaving the boat tied up at the Panjim Jetty.
7.       There is well co-ordinated, well oiled nexus of those indulging in illegal fishing and the police of coastal security observed in the past. Normal procedure followed was to keep the telephone line of Harbour Police Station, Vasco in defective state so that public is prevented from contacting and complaining. In fact I had question the police publicly at the meeting held on 11/10/2018 at 3.00 pm at Conference Hall of the Goa Directorate of Fisheries in the presence of several people including PSI Therron D’Costa who blew up his tempers at me saying that I have no right to question as it is a technical matter! Yes, technical faults are caused to encourage illegal fishing in Zuari.
8.       Frustration of local communities of non-responsiveness of these two authorities to effectively crackdown on illegal fishing has led to constant conflicts in Zuari river leading to the capture of boats indulging in illegal fishing.
9.       Why call letter of PSI Therron D’Costa failed to record that Gracious Coutinho and his two colleagues Kevin Barretto and Rocha Barretto themselves were indulging in illegal fishing?
10.   It is recorded in the minutes of the fisheries department meeting held on 11/10/2018 that despite written communication of invitation Old Cross Fishing Cannoe owners cooperative Society Ltd, Goencho Ramponkarancho Ekvott, Baina Ramponkar & Fishing Canoe Owners Society has not participated in the meeting called to discuss illegal fishing in Zuari. Some of these organizations has given written memorandum to Goa Fisheries Department to suspend fishing permission of those fishing boats indulging in illegal purse seine fishing and were caught in similar way by people in Malvan Coast in Maharashtra earlier this year.
11.   The intervention of Coastal Security Police at the 11/10/2018 meeting at Fisheries department made it clear that they operate based on dictates of politicians such as ex-revenue Minister of Goa Jose Philip D’Souza who is never known to have defended traditional fishermen of Zuari river.
12.   Article 51-A (g) of the Constitution of India makes it is clear that it is a duty of every citizen of India to protect rivers. Duty to protect of fidelity to river sustainability, Duty not to cause harm, Duty to defend river from being harmed and Duty to Restorative Justice. Zuari river has been plundered by purse seine fishing boats as well as trawlers for four years now.
13.   Sanjay Pereira and Cosme Pires are not film stars with glamour around but they are heroes who defend Ecology, uphold Environmental Ethics and no attempt criminalize their activities will be taken lightly. We will not be intellectually neutral. We have taken stand already against illegal fishing by purse seine boats as well trawler fishing in Zuari river; and now if the Coastal Security Police attempts to criminalize the legitimate concerns of livelihood issues and ecological sustainability of Zuari river, we will be failing in our duty if we do no criticize this evil.
14.   The damage that purse seine fishing does to the Zuari river has already been discussed and well recorded in the minutes of 11/10/2018 at Directorate of Fisheries where in PSI Therron D’Costa himself was present. St. Andre MLA Fransisco Silveira, Siridao Parish Priest Fr. Valeriano Vaz, Bharat Mukti Morcha Goa State President Maggie Silveira explanations has been recorded in minutes. “Fr. Valeriano Vaz, Parish Priest of Siridao explained as to how the livelihood of the fishing community of Siridao has been affected. He further explained that this community being uneducated  is very much dependent on traditional fishing for their livelihood. He explained that due to purse seining fishing done by canoes in the jurisdiction of traditional fishermen, the later is left without catch due to over exploitation  of resources by canoes using purse seine net.”
15.   “A Fishermen informed that the canoes are highly equipped with fish finder instruments, double engines, generators etc to get a good catch. Due to over exploitation of the fish there will be no fish breeding a the finest life is destroyed. Their concern is that if this continued, in the years to come they will be left with no fish. He informed about the goondaism that have taken place few days ago and the disturbance caused by canoe owners for not allowing them to do illegal fishing” reads minutes further.

What this police complaint has actually attempted is to suppress dissent and open up Zuari river for continues exploitation besides destroy livelihood of  fishing communities practicing sustainable fishing practices like Gill net fishing etc. Awful role place is playing at present. Both Sanjay Pereira as well as Cosme Pires are DEEP members and international network will get activated in case of any untoward legal or illegal action against any of them.

Sebastiao Rodrigues,

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs moves against Ozone Leisure & Resorts Pvt Ltd

Acting on complaint from Bharat Mukti Morcha, Goa State Unit, Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs through its office of the registrar of companies in Bangalore has moved against Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt Ltd based in Bangalore with directors spread out in Mumbai and Goa in addition to Bangalore. The issue is about mortgage of Vanxim island in Tiswadi taluka of Goa to Capital India Finance Limited listed company at Bombay Stock exchange. Its very good development to block sale of lovely Goa.

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Part 2 : MPT recipe for quick end to Zuari river fishery

Two marina projects are actively being pursued in Zuari river since October 2010. Murmagoa Port Trust (MPT) has leased out river bed. 1,00,000 sq. mts on southern bank to Kargwal Constructions pvt ltd from Mumbai near Nauxim village. And another 1,00,000 sq. mts of riverbed at Southern bank of Zuari near Sancoale village. Lease agreements were signed without consulting fishermen carrying on fishing in Zuari river nor their existence is recorded anywhere in any of the lease deeds.  According to documents submitted for CRZ clearances both projects will need dredging of 40,000 sq mts each. To add to the dredging woes of Zuari Declaration of this river as a National Waterway calls for wholesale dredging promoted by mining companies who wants their barges to navigate in seamless manner without any bottlenecks.  This EIA is not sufficient for dredging. What is required is a comprehensive combined EIA to include impacts on Zuari River due to all dredging from MPT, dredging due to two marinas and dredging due to declaration of Zuari river as National waterway. This EIA does not even mention this reality of collateral damages.

Information revealed in this EIA report of this October 05, 2018 Public Hearing in Chicalim Aiport Road is telling of what could happen to Zuari due to dredging. On Page 123 it states "Caboraj/Rocky inter tidal and substantial habitats between Caboraj-Dona Paula-Siridao have high sea weed abundance and diversity. Over 90 Seaweed species are reported from the area with higher biomass. Increase in sedimentation during dredging may pose significant harm to the distribution of Seaweeds. Generally the destruction of Seaweed also results in bio-diversity and thus results in resource depletion." The question now arises: Is resource depletion an economic development that is anticipated on page 136 under para 4.9.2?

The only place in this entire EIA report there is only once exhibition of caution to dredging. On page 130 under para 4.5.1 it states "Dredging and associated activities should be avoided during the notified fish breeding season (June-July) which is considered as egg lying and larval recruitment season." This gives a picture that there us some sensitivity to fish breeding phenomena in Zuari. This however is questionable as no calendar of specie wise breeding time table for various species of fish is indicated. So it is assumed that all variety of fish that comes into Zuari breeds during June - July. According to noted marine biologist of India Divya Karnad different species has different breeding season besides June - July. All the 24 months of the year are part of fish species' breeding time table. In Zuari river the count for number of species has touched 214, far more than number provided in EIA on Page 122 at figure 3.22 placing the number to 186 aquatic species. Specie counting initiative is a joint collaborative venture between scientific community and Zuari bank fishing community. The EIA report has been insensitive to this reality of Zauri river as result exhibited concern for no dredging in June - July does not hold any water. The genuine concern for breeding season of fish would mean no dredging at all of Zuari river bed.

There seems to be an attempt to cover up anticipated damage. Page 130 under para 4.5.1 asserts "changes in community structures and population alteration expected but temporary and irrelevant to over all zooplankton population of coastal system of Zuari Estuary." This assertion is made without providing any basis and hence it is only wishful in character.

There is a contentious issue with regard to dredging at MPT. Page 31 states "Out of total dredge material about 25% is considered to be suitable for reclamation. The dredging quantity is about 1,00,000 meter square. The balance dredged material will have to be disposed of in the designated spoil ground to be earmarked by Mormugao Port." There is complete silence as to after reclamation of  Zuari portion which are the likely areas that will be flooded due to displacement of water. Why spoil ground has not been earmarked by MPT before EIA report? Will this disposal be carried on near Ecologically Sensitive Area at Grande Island as per permissions of GCZMA of 14/11/2017 to MPT?

The way one sentence is constructed on page 127 under para 2.3.1 reveals MPT ideology. It states "fishing activities within Vasco Bay is one of the major limitations for expansion of the Mormugao Port." One may turn around and ask: Is not existence of Mormugao Port a major limitation for fishing activities as it along with Goa Shipyard and Navy has placed numerous restrictions on fisher people at Sea near Vasco?

So Goa will have to combat for at least next two generations if one digest the message of one long sentence on page 25 under para 2.3. It reads "Under Sagarmala Programme, 415 projects at an estimated investment of approximately INR 7.98500 lakh crore have been identified across port modernisation and new port development, port connectivity enhancement, port-linked industrialization and coastal community development for a phase wise implementation over the period 2015 - 2035." The the analysis here and in part 1 of this article it comes very clear that this sagarmala programme is ecologically not only insensitive but actively hostile and needs to be shelved at once.

There is a wider recognition on page 59 of EIA under para 3.6 "The Zuari and Mandovi Rivers for an esturine system. They are backbone of Goa's agricultural industry. The estuary has dense mangroves vegetation. The entire mudflats along with mangroves vegetation make region highly productive supporting large number of economically important species." So can this be subjected to risk of constant oil spills? It is clear that it is ecology that support economy. Species are ecologically evolved irrespective of what value humans attribute to them.

There is very bad news for fishing on page 127 under para 4.4.1 "Disturbance from construction activities may cause displacement of fishery resources & other mobile bottom biota may reduce fishery resources. Page 128 under para 4.4.2 indicate unacceptable risk "ships that could be source of water pollution include bilge water, ballest water, oily wastes, sewage, garbage and other resideus from ship. Spills of oil, fuel, etc can also be the source of pollution.

Mitigation measures mentioned in EIA are not full proof to avoid collapse of Zuari Fisheries.

Sebastiao Rodrigues

Mobile: 9923336347

Friday 28 September 2018

MPT recipe for quick end to Zuari river fishery - Part 1

By any standard MPT has prepared so far best recipe to quick end Zuari River fisheries. After the repeated appeals of Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari to Zuari river fishermen to get trawlers and move into high seas got rejected, through Murmagoa Port Trust (MPT), it now plans to speedily destroy fish habitats in the River. According to the EIA report on Goa State Pollution Control Board website details of how Zuari river will be destroyed are spelt out clearly. The Public Hearing for expansion of Port is slotted for October 05, 2018 at Airport Road, Chicalim grounds in Goa from 10.30 am on wards.

Even though report claims in para 7.2 that port expansion will ultimately lead to the quality of of life of local people, quality of fisheries is destined to be poisoned. The scare of formalin laced fish imports into Goa has dominated public discourse over the past few months in favour of buying of local fish available in Goa. However examination of MPT plans of expansion would leave fish quality in Zuari poisoned. This EIA report has established connections between Zuari and Mandovi via Cumbharzua canal so the poison is destined to spread to these water bodies too besides Arabian Sea. The implications of this scenario is that not only fisher's livelihoods are at stake but also the health of those who will consume fish from these water bodies. It is therefore necessary that people should take up responsibility of defending Zuari river from the planned ambush by India's Ministry of Shipping rather than to leave Zuari river fishers to fend for themselves in an ongoing battle for this river waged from 2014. This battle is even bigger onw involving proposed modernisation and expansion at MPT under Sagarmala project of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India as per para 2.3 of EIA.

Interestingly EIA on page 122 already acknowledges that these already loss of fishery resources and their habitats due to pollution, coastal development and intense illegal fishing; and their replenishment necessitates some strategic approaches. Irony of our times is that MPT after knowing that there is already loss of fisheries is working towards destroying them even further with irreversible changes. 

Pollution will spread through oil spills is admitted in para 4.5.2 and consequence is visualized too. It is noted "Only major impact on marine ecology is expected from accidental oil spills at liquid cargo berth. Oil destroys water repellency of bird's feathers, thus exposing these creatures to hard elements without the ability to repel water and insulate from the cold water, birds may die from hypothermia. Many birds also ingest oil when they try to clean themselves which can poison them. Fish, Shellfish and marine mammals may not be exposed immediately, but can come into contact with oil if it is mixed into water column. When exposed to oil adult fish may experience reduced growth, enlarged livers, changes in heart and respiratory rates, fin erosion and reproductive impairment. Oil also adversely affects eggs and larval survival." This is unacceptable risk of further polluting of Zuari river.  

After pollution this EIA report as quoted above points to coastal development as a cause of loss of fishery resources in Zuari on page 122. And MPT embarks on more coastal development! Totally insensitive and in fact arrogant decision to reclaim Zuari river by dredging and dumping specially recognizing that such coastal development causes loss of fishery resources. Terms of Reference to this EIA is for reclamation of 65,000 square meters. Page 44 under para 2.4.1 exceeds this limit and puts this figure to 85,195 square meters. However detail calculations of the break up on the same page exceeds even this and totals up to 85,715 square meters - 520 square meters in addition! So actual difference from the permitted total is 20,715 square meters. Is this not river grab scam? For purpose of construction on reclaimed land over the period of 24 months 60,000 cubic meters of sand will be needed and that will be procured from the nearby vendors as per page 47 para 2.4.3 of the EIA. Sand mining has a prowess to disrupt ecology and for this which rivers MPT plans to disrupt? Mandovi? Chapora? Tiracol? "nearby" vendors identity is not revealed in EIA. So in order to accomplish one ecological port expansion catastrophe more ecological catastrophes needs to be unleashed! This coastal development of port expansion is destined to further aggravate situation of marine ecology pollution. Sagarmala project has sanctioned Rs. 124.00 crore for fishing jetty as per Table 2.9 on page 48. Where do fisheries department allotted Rs.10 crore for fishing Jetty in Vasco will be utilized? Page 28 para 2.3.1 informs that the Goa Boat Boat owner's Association has been demanding a fully fledged jetty for landing of their catch. However there is no attached letter from the mentioned in EIA report to substantiate the MPT claim.

Next to Pollution and Coastal Development is illegal fishing in Zuari causing loss of fishery resources. To a great extend this is true and some clues are available. Goa Fisheries department has identified certain organizations for carrying on illegal fishing by trawlers in Zuari river. Here is one link. Illegal fishing is also being carried on by mini purse seine boats and Goa Fisheries department documents are available. Click here. MPT since 2000 has claimed that its jurisdiction over Zuari extends upto Cortalim bridge. Ministry of Shipping, Government of India has even published this in the Official gazetteer of India in May 2000. What MPT has done to stop illegal fishing in Zuari estuary when their EIA records that it is one of the causes for loss of Fisheries in Zuari river? EIA does not record any legal fishing activities in Zuari river. There are no such activities as per MPT? Or is it Nitin Gadkari's direction that fishermen's existence should not be recorded at all? Marina plans for Zuari are active in Investment Promotion Board (IPB) and they also do not find mention in EIA. Its a farce.

Sebastiao Rodrigues

mobile: 09923336347

Thursday 20 September 2018

Illegal Fishing: Seven mini purse seine boats captured from River Zuari

According to reports received at 1.00 pm today September 20, 2018 seven mini purse seine boats indulging in illegal fishing in River Zuari within 50 meters distance from Nauxim and Cacra shoreline has been captured and towed at Siridao coast. The action was jointly carried by various fishing communities on Zuari coast. There was tension built up over the past few days due to repeated illegal fishing in Zuari river. On 12/09/2018 over 80 mini purse seine boats carried on illegal fishing at 7.30 am. On 16/09/2018 inside River Zuari 2 trawlers carried on illegal fishing. On 17/09/2018 nearly 07 trawlers carried on illegal fishing very close to Odxel shore. Today morning at 9.25 am onwards 12 mini purse seining boats carried on illegal fishing in Zuari river.

In all cases, the fisheries department control room was called and informed. They promised to sent patrol boat but never did so. Then they informed that they asked coastal security police to send their boat which rarely comes and if it does then it never captures any trawlers. When called at Harbour Coastal Police Station they indulge in defaming Sanjay Pereira that he is giving wrong information on illegal fishing in Zuari. Fisheries department shares the mobile numbers of those who complain about the offenders at Zuari river who then call up fishing communities indulging in Gill net fishing and threaten with violence. Today coastal security harbour police station land line number was disabled and not communicable. Very bad state of affairs indeed!

In this context now it remains to be seen as to what action Goa Fisheries department takes today with regard to captured fishing boats. It has been repeated the advice of coastal communities to induct 24 hours monitoring of Zuari river for illegal fishing but has not been done by Fisheries department even though promised. It has sanctioned Rs. 10 crores to construct fishing jetty at MPT but has not sanctioned even Rs. 10 to procure patrol boat for exclusive patrolling of Zuari river. When fishermen offered to forgo their subsidies for one year and divert funds to buy boats; that too was rejected by the erstwhile Director of Fisheries Shamila Monteiro.

So basically Goa Fisheries department is not interested in providing a solution but only aggravates problems of illegal fishing by its inaction, act of omission. There is a crisis in political leadership as it suffers from blurred vision towards the present. Zuari river is left to be cared for by none but by the coastal fishing communities. These communities are left with no option but to enforce fisheries laws that the fisheries department repeatedly fails to enforce. For a long-term solution to emerge Goa University, International Centre, Goa etc that occupies tribal lands has to play a proactive role in defending these fishing communities from various intruders on the prowl.

Monday 17 September 2018

Will Goa Archbishop's office act decisively now to reverse Vanxim scam?

There is one opportunity coming on the way of the office of the Goa Archbishop to pull out of Vanxim scam. So far their lawyer either kept silent in Courtrooms or openly supported Gaunekar in Vanxim matters, something a matter of deep disgust and a scandal. This time all eyes will be fixed on the lawyers/ agents of the Archbishop. This is a moment of test for everyone to know whether Archbishop of Goa stays firm in the Vanxim mess or willing to take a step to reverse the trend by opposing Gaunekar and supporting village commons of Vanxim - the submerged paddy fields of Vanxim.

It will also be the test for the office of mamlatdar of Tiswadi as the Ligorio Silveira's complaint is still pending in this very office regarding the flooding of Vanxim paddy fields since April 07, 1995, now 23 years have gone by. This case is to come up in the office of Tiswadi Mamlatdar on September 24, 2018. One of the earlier Mamlatdars informed Bharat Mukti Morcha President orally that his office is put under pressure by top politicians and bureaucrats to clear the way for the corporate takeover of Vanxim. Let us observe if Goa Archbishop's office if it continues with Vanxim scam, or what do they make of the opportunity on their way. May good sense prevail.

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Jungle law reigns in River Zuari

Not withstanding any inputs yesterday from Coastal Security Police at Ribandar, Goa, purseining fishing boats carried on illegal fishing in full gusto today morning in Zuari river contributing greatly to the depletion of fish by use of banned fishing purse seine fishing nets within 5 kms from the Odxel shoreline. Around 80 purse seine boats carried on this illegality early morning today along with 5 trawlers that dig river bed disrupting marine ecology and livelihood of traditional fishing communities.

One is compelled to conclude that there is complete break down of fisheries department as well as Coastal security police. Fishermen who call up fisheries department are threatened by some vested interests with violence in Arabian Sea. Rule of law has departed from Zuari and Jungle law has reigned in due the utter lethargy displayed by Home Ministry and Fisheries Ministry. Bharat Mukti Morcha, Goa State condemns the operation of Jungle law in River Zuari. One wonder as to what right Fisheries Minister, Secretary (fisheries), and director of fisheries has to continue to hold on to their office? Shamila Monteiro was chucked out as Director of Fisheries for failure to stop illegal fishing in River Zuari. The lone IAS officer who cracked down on illegal fishing was Govind Jaiswal. Current leadership of fisheries department is a mega flop show that must immediately stop.

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Can Goa's Coastal Security Police stop illegal fishing in River Zuari ?

Bharat Mukti Morcha (BMM) welcomes intiative of Police Inspector Nerlon Albuquerque of Harbour Coastal Security Police Station on the question of illegal fishing in Zuari River. BMM has been consistently highlighting this issue for past four years. BMM however believes that police action has to go beyond interaction to a concrete action against the offenders. There are daily violations of fishing laws in Zuari by trawlers and purse seine fishing boats. Today 11/09/2018 itself there were 30 purse seine boats indulged in violation of law at 10.10 am in Zuari river.

According to Rule 10(1) of the Goa, Daman and Diu Fisheries Rules, 1981No person shall use a net the mesh size whereof is less than 24 mm for catching fish and 20 mm for catching prawns” What is the mesh size of purse seine nets? Far less. How many of them are registered with fisheries department? None.

Goa Government banned trawlers from fishing within 5 kms from the shoreline under section (2)(H) and section 4(1) of Marine Fishing Regulations Act, 1980 on July 09, 1981. Its implementation however takes place only in regular disciplined breach causing deep blows to marine ecology and livelihood options of the fishing communities.
In 2017 Directorate of Fisheries via notification Order no. DF/ENF/ORDER/2016-17, Official Gazette, Series II, No. 41, January 12, delegated powers to take action on illegal fishing to the following:

1.     Deputy Director, Directorate of Fisheries
2.     Superintendent of Fisheries, Directorate of Fisheries
3.     Assistant Superintendent of Fisheries, Directorate of Fisheries
4.     Fisheries Officer, Directorate of Fisheries
5.     Police Inspector
6.     Police Sub-Inspector
7.     Assistant Police Sub-Inspector
8.     Head Constable
9.     Mamlatdar
10.   Joint Mamlatdar
11.    Block Development Officer (B.D.O)

All of them has proved to be failures in tackling the issue of illegal fishing in Zuari.

BMM hopes that Coastal Police will explain the above laws to the fishing rights offenders and stop this menace completely.

Entire Fisheries Ministry lacks Statesmanship as well as leadership. Minister is a flop and so the Secretary Fisheries in the same boat. There is regular match fixing at the highest level to promote illegal fishing at Zuari river motivated by greed and avarice.

BMM wishes Nerlon Albuquerque all the best and extend support and collaboration in whatever possible even though he has carefully kept BMM out of this meeting called at Ribandar so that our members are not able to participate today. Anyway as Goa’s fisheries laws are clear it is the duty of Fisheries department and the Coastal Police to implement them in Zuari river in following manner: Zero tolerance to trawlers in Zuari, and zero tolerance to purse seine fishing in Zuari.

Reply to MLA Carlos Almeida in Goa Legislative Assembly by Goa Fisheries in July 2018 says it all: Found only one trawler fishing illegally in Zuari river. One can safely conclude that Zuari river has be handed over to be looted and plundered. This must stop!

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Action Alert on Vanxim Mortgage!

In view of several queries received on the issue of Vanxim Mortgage posted on blog asking as to what is to be done. Basically three connected authories needs to be intimated on the manipulative racket put in swing by Capital India Finance Limited (CIFL) as below:

1. Ministry of Corporate Affairs where CIFL is registered as below:

LLPIN/CIN/Form INC-1 Ref No: L74899DL1994PLC128577
State: Delhi
Incorporation Date: 16/11/1994
Company Name Status: Allocated

list of Officials and their phone numbers, Fax and email ids at the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Online complaint may be filed from there directly from above link
Above links contains Contacts of the Regional Directors of Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Above links have contacts of Registrar of Companies in India

   2. Reserve Bank of India that has approved CIFL management

Reserve Bank of India Mumbai office contacts
Financial Inclusion and Development Department: Shri R K Mahana, General Manager, 022-22620521, Email:
Banking Department: Shri A. J. Parikh, General Manager, 022-22618288 Email:
Financial Inclusion and Development Department: Shri M C Jadhav, General manager, 022-22610807, Email:
Consumer Education and Protection Cell: Ms S V Nadkarni, Human Resource Management Department, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Regional Office, P.B. No. 901, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai 400001, General Manager, 022-22705724,

Reserve Bank of India, Delhi contacts
6, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001, India.
Tel: +91-11-23711333
Fax: +91-11-23711250
Above Links details board of directors of Reserve banks of India
C/o CGM and Secretary
Secretary's Department
Reserve Bank of India
16th floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai - 400 001

Dr. Urjit R. Patel
Shri N. S. Vishwanathan
Deputy Governor
Dr. Viral V. Acharya
Deputy Governor
Shri B.P. Kanungo
Deputy Governor
Shri Mahesh Kumar Jain
Deputy Governor
Shri Swaminathan Gurumurthy

* Directors nominated under Section 8 (1) (b) of the RBI Act, 1934.
@ Directors nominated under Section 8 (1) (c) of the RBI Act, 1934. 
# Directors nominated under Section 8 (1) (d) of the RBI Act, 1934 (as amended).
Dated: August 29, 2018

3. Bombay Stock Exchange from funds are raised from shareholders

Above links details contacts of Bombay Stock Exchange. Several email contacts and mobile numbers are available at above links. They can be contacted.

Corporate Office

BSE Limited 

Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers 
Dalal Street
Mumbai- 400001
Phones : 91-22-22721233/4, 91-22-66545695 (Hunting)
Fax : 91-22-22721919
CIN: L67120MH2005PLC155188

Complaints can be addressed to the Manager, BSE.

BSE Investor Service Centre
Flat No. 205, 2nd Floor, 
A Wing, Rizvi Towers, Caculo Circle, 
St Inez, Panaji,
GOA – 403001, 

GOA Mr. Jason Dias   91 68 465838