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‘Goa must learn to be self-reliant’: Azad Maidan

GOA: Tourism projects such as the Rs 350 crore marina at Nauxi make Goa self-reliant or does the state need to protect traditional occupations such as fishing and farming, stakeholders asked Azad Maidan, Panaji.

Activists and local fishermen took a dig at the state government, particularly environment minister Nilesh Cabral for claiming that the Goa government could not intervene in the decision to hold a public hearing for the marina. “If the Goa government has no say then it is clear the government cannot protect Goa,” said Suresh Palkar who is opposing the marina.

Rama Kankonkar said the Goa government needs to learn to be self-reliant instead of succumbing to pressure from the Centre. Locals said they would hold a protest if the government did not cancel the public hearing slated for July 26.