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Goa CM to Appoint Scientific Agency to Study Phenomenon of Beach Erosion

awant said that efforts by governments in the past, including building of concrete walls to prevent erosion

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The agency once recruited, Sawant said, would advice the state government on remedial measures to be undertaken in order to arrest beach erosion. Pixabay

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that a scientific agency would be soon appointed to study the phenomenon of beach erosion which washes away beach stretches across Goa’s coastline every monsoon.

“I cannot assure you that it will be done within the next six months. It may take some time, but the government will get down to taking the agency on board as soon as possible,” Sawant told the Goa Assembly during Question Hour, as MLAs across party complained of sand erosion on Goa’s beaches every year.

The agency once recruited, Sawant said, would advice the state government on remedial measures to be undertaken in order to arrest beach erosion.

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that a scientific agency would be soon appointed to study the phenomenon of beach erosion which washes away beach stretches across Goa’s coastline. Pixabay

Sawant said that efforts by governments in the past, including building of concrete walls to prevent erosion, were not proving to be effective.

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“The ‘rubble walls’ are proving to be more effective. We should not simply go in for concrete retaining walls. There are other options too,” Sawant said. (IANS)

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Goa CM: Nigerians Lead List of Foreigners Overstaying in Goa, Followed by Tanzanians, Russians

While 86 Nigerians had been arrested by the police across Goa from 2006-09, Tanzanians came in next at 17, while 13 Russians were also apprehended

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Pramod Sawant said that apart from Nigerians and Tanzanians, Russians represented the third highest contingent of over-stayers. Wikimedia Commons

Nigerians top the list of foreign nationals who have overstayed in Goa, followed by Tanzanians, over the last three years, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly on Tuesday.

In a written reply tabled during the ongoing monsoon session of the Assembly, Sawant said that apart from Nigerians and Tanzanians, Russians represented the third highest contingent of over-stayers who had been booked by the police under the Passport Act and the Foreigners Act. While 86 Nigerians had been arrested by the police across Goa from 2006-09, Tanzanians came in next at 17, while 13 Russians were also apprehended.

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Among persons of other nationalities who were arrested for overstaying include those from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Germany, and Sweden. Overstaying by foreigners in Goa has been a consistent red flag for the Home Ministry which earlier this year started a special detention centre which serves as a transit incarceration facility where overstaying foreign nationals are lodged before they are deported. (IANS)