Goa’s Shifting Greens and Its Long History of Environmentalism

Moving the National Green Tribunal from Pune to New Delhi, for Goa, would have had severe implications for reshaping the reality of who could seek redressal over environmental concerns in Goa, at what cost, and how frequently. 

Goa has built up a reputation for being a small state whose citizens tend to care big time for the environment. But, the state’s governments, regardless of which party is in power in Panjim (Panaji), have taken on stands which have made many to doubt their motives. 

The latest controversy began in August-October 2017, when news reached here that Goa had been detached from the jurisdiction of the Pune bench (Western Zone) of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), and instead brought under Delhi.

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