Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding temporary structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda in Goa, 18/07/2019

  • 18/07/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 18/07/2019 regarding temporary structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda which did not have specific permission from the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and the area falling within the No Development Zone (NDZ). A three member committee appointed by the Tribunal was given the task to verify whether the illegal structures were removed. Mention was also made of the various resorts, lounges, bars been constructed in the NDZ area on the Turtle Nesting site, destroying sand dunes and sand vegetation since October, 2013 without requisite permission of the GCZMA.

The compliance report filed by GCZMA states that altogether 241 structures had been identified as being illegal out of which 74 have been referred to the District Level Committee for inspection. NGT after going through the report directs GCZMA to complete the proceedings against all the offending structures and submit a report before the next date of hearing.