Herald – Goa
Residents of Calangute have expressed an urgent desire to adopt a resolution against the implementation of Coastal Management Zone (CMZ).
At a special Gram Sabha, residents however decided to adopt a resolution to the effect on Wednesday as one member, Martin D�Souza, asked Sarpanch Joseph Sequeira to distribute hard copies to all members present at the Gram Sabha before adoption of the resolution. The Sarpanch promised to do the needful.
Earlier, while welcoming the residents, Mr Sequeira explained the importance of the meeting to discuss the ramifications of the Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).
He also explained that the meeting has been convened on the recommendation of Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT), which is looking into the aspect of people-oriented tourism.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive Secretary, Diocesan Council for Social Justice & Peace Fr Maverick Fernandes stated that the CRT wanted to promote tourism for the growth and prosperity of people making their livelihood on tourism related business like taxi, shacks, small and medium guest houses.
�Tourism in our villages should be more beneficial for our own people rather others having a bigger share,� Fr Fernandes added.
Explaining the pros and cons of the CMZ, Ranjan Solomon argued that people in villages should decide on the regulations and not those sitting in New Delhi. Read more…