20 Mar 2023  |   04:57am IST

Trees on Colva-Margao Road!

Trees on Colva-Margao Road!

Citizen Arwin Mesquita Colva

When the Colva-Margao main road was being widened, a lot of trees were mercilessly chopped off which was hard to bear, but even if the response is that it is for development; to my understanding it is mandatory to replace them with at least the same number of trees! 

Hence my question to the Government  is why is not following the mandatory requirement to grow more trees in replacement on either side of the widened road? Or is it in line with the absurd officially stated/compromise from the Goa Govt, that trees cut in Goa will be replaced with trees planted in other states?

And as we see in most parts of Goa the latter replacement is hardly followed in practice... and if this case looks like another sad statistic!

Goa is witnessing record high temperatures and whilst yes overall we are facing a global warming crisis, the fact remains that chopping of so many trees is worsening the heat in Goa.


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