Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Clash over Use of Land for Renewable Energy Park in Goa

    Friends turned rivals Margao MLA Digambar Kamat and GFP leader and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai might clash over the utilization of a prime land acquired for the now defunct Goa Renewable Energy Education Park (GREEP) at the Old Market. After returning to power a year ago, Kamat expressed his intention to discuss with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant about setting up a new project on the acquired land. However, Sardesai warned that people would oppose any attempt to bulldoze any project on this prime land.

    According to Sardesai, the land is currently in possession of the South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA), as it was transferred from the renewable energy park to the planning body during his term as TCP Minister. He emphasized that the land in question falls within the Fatorda constituency and should be utilized for a project that benefits the people of Fatorda.

    Kamat, on the other hand, highlighted that the land was acquired for the renewable energy park during his tenure as Chief Minister. Since the project has not been realized, he plans to discuss with Chief Minister Sawant the possibility of setting up a public utility project on the land.

    The clash over the use of the land poses a challenge for the government as it needs to carefully consider the interests and opinions of both politicians and the local community. It remains to be seen how the situation will be resolved and what project will eventually be implemented on the prime land.

    – Goa Renewable Energy Education Park (GREEP): a defunct project that aimed to promote renewable energy education and utilization in Goa.
    – South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA): a planning body responsible for the development and regulation of land use in South Goa.

    Source: TheGoanDigital