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Goa: Coastal body to verify activity in Cortalim creek February 26,2021   |  Source: The Times of India

The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has decided to call for old cadastral plans and a report from the Captain of Ports (CoP) to verify if the water channel of the Cortalim creek has been encroached upon. Fishermen from the village had earlier approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stating that fishing rights in the creek were being disrupted by the anchoring of barges and ships brought in for repair to docks and shipyards. The NGT was informed that apart from the disruption of fishing rights, the repair of ships and barges had been causing pollution in the water body due to the dumping of metal, debris and chemicals used in ship-building and repair. The tribunal had consequently directed the GCZMA to inspect the site and later, the directorate of settlement and land records (DSLR) was asked to carry out a survey. As per the report and survey, the NGT had found that there had been a violation of CRZ Notification 2011.

“Based on the application filed before the tribunal, the inspection report of the expert member of the GCZMA and the survey report of the DSLR, illegal activity resulting in blatant and serious violation of the CRZ Notification 2011 was noticed. Accordingly, showcause notices were issued,” the coastal authority had noted in its meeting.

 

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