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WHAT IS THE REGIONAL PLAN??

  • The Regional Plan is an exercise undertaken by the Government and more specifically the Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD) which takes into account the changes occurring in the population, economy and physical developments in the region. This excercise is completed in conjunction with the public by putting up the Draft for suggestions and objections from them before finalisation.
  • It is a complex exercise and may include among many things:
    • Economic development & the process of industrialization & urbanization
    • Relationship between social & economic development
    • Development of agriculture
    • The states response strategy in the light of changes taking place in India ’s economic policies
    • Land use patterns and the location of manufacturing, trading, residential & public utility services
    • Evaluating and reorganizing multilevel planning i.e State planning commissions, District bodies, urban local authorities (municipal councils & corporations) and Panchayats.
    • Environmental management, sustainable development and resource conservation
    • Basic Service Needs: Water supply, sanitation & solid waste removal
    • Transportation, power and communication
    • Evaluation of existing organizational structure, what they deliver and fail to deliver
  • A land use survey is carried out on the basis of which urban and rural sprawl maps, existing land use maps and land use zoning maps for the Region are prepared.
  • All the spatial and attribute data is then organized under a (Geographic Information System) GIS.

VIOLATIONS MADE BY THE REGIONAL PLAN 2011

Some more serious violations of the plan state:

  • Large industrial area of 90 Ha marked in Bardez and Serula plateau which has increased 3 fold from earlier land use marking.
    VIOLATION : Forested area and major land use change without feasibility study.
  • Large new industrial area of 90 Ha marked in Canacona and Poinguinim.
    VIOLATION : Orchard and forested area, major land use without feasibility study.
  • Settlement zones marked on mangroves in the Zuari, Mormugao off the Cortalim bank of about 42 Ha
    VIOLATION : Ministry of Environment and Forests on mangroves and CRZ.
  • Settlement zones marked directly along Salcete coastline from Utorda to Cavelossim.
    VIOLATION: CRZ,
  • Settlement zones marked directly along Bardez coastline in Calangute and Candolim
    VIOLATION: CRZ
  • Settlement zones marked directly along Tiswadi riverbank in Siridao, Bambolim and Calapur,
    VIOLATION : CRZ

WHAT WILL IT DO TO GOA?

  • Deplete natural resources like forest cover, etc. leading to ecological imbalances. (Link)
  • Allowable FAR of 80% for the new settlement areas will turn green areas into concrete jungles, e.g. the Tata Housing Complex at Betim which uses the full FAR. (link)
  • Pressure on already saturated infrastructure like water, electricity, sanitation, waste disposal etc. as the new settlement areas will be more resource-intensive compared to the existing mainly rural settlements. (link)
  • Increase in migrant population along with the accompanying social problems like increased crime, begging, etc. (link)
  • False, sudden boom followed by an eventual crash in the building and real estate industry.
  • TALUKAS
    Total Settlement Areas in Regional Plans
    INCREASED SETTLEMENT IN FINAL REGIONAL PLAN 2011
    ODP REGIONAL PLAN 2011
    Final
    2001
    Draft
    2011
    Final
    2011
    Draft
    Final
      ALL ODPs EXCLUDED (MAPUSA, PANAJI, VASCO, MARGAO, etc.)
    PERNEM
    1,630
    1,948
    2,868
    920
       
    BICHOLIM
    1,320
    1,361
    2,291
    930
       
    BARDEZ
    5,432
    5,503
    6,448
    945
    602
    1,038
    SATARI
    653
    835
    1,190
    355
       
    TISWADI
    2,848
    3,133
    4,228
    1,095
    1,060
    1,435
    MORMUGAO
    2,739
    1,160
    1,380
    220
    3,745
    4,125
    PONDA
    2,540
    2,870
    3,525
    655
    211
    275
    SALCETE
    7,940
    9,250
    9,950
    700
    1,233
    1,630
    QUEPEM
    1,595
    1,685
    2,435
    750
       
    CANACONA
    1,317
    1,075
    1,760
    685
       
    SANGUEM
    1,283
    1,323
    1,323
    0
       
    TOTAL
    29,297
    30,143
    37,398
    7,255
    6,851
    8,503
    TOTAL SETTLEMENT PLAN 2001 ————————————————– 29,297 HECTARES
    TOTAL SETTLEMENT IN DRAFT PLAN 2011 (including ODPs)——– 36,994 HECTARES
    TOTAL SETTLEMENT IN FINAL PLAN 2011 (including ODPs)——— 45,901 HECTARES
    PERCENTAGE INCREASE INCLUDING ODPs
    FROM PLAN 2001 TO DRAFT PLAN 2011————————- 29 %
    FROM PLAN 2001 TO FINAL PLAN 2011————————– 56 %
    FROM DRAFT PLAN 2011 TO FINAL PLAN 2011————– 21 %

    All figures in Hectares (1 hectar = 10,000 sq.mts)

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13 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Goan should sell their land or risk having it aquired by the state or central government on some flimsy reason be it 4 lane highways to bring in more outsiders create SEZs to give them jobs and housing colonies to house them or create retirement homes for army and navy personel Goans were screwed way back in 1961 dont you get it? Save Goa? Save what in Goa you been drinking feni too long

    1. John on August 22nd, 2010 at 9:37 am
  2. i dont know wat will happen writing comments here in voice for saving our goa…evrybody can see dat our goa is no longer remaining a beauty spot n all….becos of these industrialisation goa is loosing its natural beauty..the landowners are selling their lands for d big projects to set them up…y they have to sell their land …because they are getting handsome money but they are not thinking..if we being goans start selling our lands n beauty of goa n allow the nongoans to setyle here dat too sushegad,,,then wats our origin here by the time our children will b thre goa will no longer be of goans but only other people who anyways come here and try to boss upon us,,,we haertly so amicable goans allow them to do so..now its time to wake up…before we can loose our goa to such people we should be careful enuf to handle…

    I KNOW SAYING THNGS HERE WONT HELP MUCH…BUT I SERIOUSLY FEEL DRE SHLD BE REAL CHANGE IN TOWN PLANNING MINISTRY…NOW ADAYS THIS MINISTRY IS JS FILLING UP THEIR OWN POCKETS,,,N ITS NO DOUBT RIGHT…
    BY THE WAY EVRYBODY GETS MONEY THRE SO Y TO GET WORRIED ABOUT GOA…
    THIS HAS BEEN THE THNKING…SO PLZ..CHANGE UR THINKING..THINK OF SAVING THE GOA..ITS MY GOA..ITS OUR GOA…..

    2. snehal on June 11th, 2010 at 10:17 pm
  3. All small and big land owners from Goa should join togther and oppose this faschist mentality of few indivduals, who are deciding as what should be constructed /not constructed in someones ancestor land and in the process making land owner pauper by down degrading value of his property.

    3. shub on June 30th, 2009 at 3:26 pm
  4. All stake owners should be given to present theie case.Indivduals and companies(Locals as well as outsiders) have purchaged the land falling in settlement zone as per old regional plan at very high price thereby benefitting locals.Now,locals after eating a cake are giving shit to this new buyers .Is it fair?Is it ethical?Is it catholic?
    It is nothing short of communisam.Robbing reach for vote bank.

    4. shub on June 30th, 2009 at 3:17 pm
  5. Pls identify like minded people from every village and help people to send sugestions.Other group is trying hard to acieve their target

    I will held you risponsible if they win
    All the best.
    Datta Moni.

    5. Datta Govind Prabhu on January 9th, 2009 at 11:46 am
  6. goa needs to be saved from greedy politicians who are blacmaling the people in the name of jobsjhave a look at the existing industries and tell me what percentage of goans are there in them.politicians will come,get rich and go ,what will we leave for the young kids who for no fault of theirs may be living as strangers in their own land amidst the concrte jungles

    6. tara on July 21st, 2008 at 5:03 pm
  7. I say Save Goa but first save the World from invading Goans.

    The biggest & most visible export from Goa is Goans themselves armed with their Portugese passports or generally just labour in the “Middle East” All these importing countries should Ban all Goans from settling there, buying property and protect their land from Goans… on the same lines that Goans want to protect theirs.

    7. Andy on May 29th, 2008 at 2:09 am
  8. Old Goa is becoming a heaven for emmigrants like Keralites and others. There are huge construction projects coming up and sold to immigrants. Most of these immigrants come to Goa by taking jobs from recruitement consultants and on transfers. Then they start buying homes here. Oppsite the second petrol pump after the church there is a huge construction project going on where more than half the flats have been sold to people from outside.

    8. Josh Almeida on June 23rd, 2007 at 7:18 pm
  9. The Tata Housing Project is leading to other houses coming up there . The Tata Housing is also resorting to tree cutting still. We must refuse construction licenses to Big Builders. These are people who can change the demography and culture of a place with just one mega project of around 500 flats.

    9. Josh Almeida on June 23rd, 2007 at 7:13 pm
  10. Pls , can you stop the mangroves which are being filled up after the Kadamba Petrol Pump. The filling is taking place on both sides i.e on the Ribandar road and the road to Cortalim immediately after leaving Panaji.

    10. Raj on June 23rd, 2007 at 7:09 pm
  11. in other words i support the GOA BACHAO ANDOLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11. ANDY on February 11th, 2007 at 1:12 am
  12. well i am not aware of what actually constituates the regional plan ……..but i am aware of taht it is responsible for the development of the respective talukas included in the plan …….as much as i would love to see a better goa i wuold love to have it the way it is , the regional plan is all about creating housing example townships and better living standards with employment as far as i am concerned this is what i am aware of but i cant understand that as a resident of canacona where the government cannot provide electricity and housing n incentives for the present people residing in the respective localities how can they provide the same for the devastating flow of people from all over india …………coz i and all of goa knows for sure that the migrating people get the first prefrence coz they have the purchasing power n it mostly is carried out under the table all i want to say is first put the people first then the regional plan i may be wrong in this case or many cases i just want my goa to be safe coz its mine coz no matter where i may be i want to die in my GOA !!!!!! if there is anything wrong in the way i feel just let me know at andyjust_4_u@yahoo.com

    12. ANDY on February 11th, 2007 at 1:11 am
  13. i support the goa bachao andolan…goa’s our home…lets not commercialize it n ruin this beautiful green heaven of ours…way to go GBA

    13. caetano da costa on January 21st, 2007 at 12:02 pm

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