Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda, Goa, 25/02/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 25/02/2019 regarding action against temporary structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda without specific permission from GCZMA in No Development Zone (NDZ). This application seeks enforcement of order of the Tribunal dated 02.11.2017 in which directions were also issued to GCZMA to enforce the recommendations of the Forest Department for preservation of Turtle Nesting sites. According to the Applicant the order has not been compiled with and has informed the Tribunal that La Palge, Boomerang Resort, Babu Huts and Pegan Café’s, Ambica Concept, Micasa Beach Resort, D’Soule Lounge & Bar, Sky Club and Hotel Garage have constructed several NDZ offending structures on Turtle Nesting site, destroying sand dunes and sand vegetation since October, 2013. Commercial activities have been started without permission of the GCZMA. The GCZMA is not performing its duty as a regulatory body to remedy the illegalities.
NGT orders for the appointment of a three member Committee comprising Deputy Conservator of Wildlife, Goa, Member Secretary, Goa State Pollution Control Board and Member Secretary, GCZMA to ascertain the factual position and a report submitted within one month.