Questionable moves

Published: Monday 31 July 1995

After successfully thwarting the efforts of the Thapar-Dupont combine to set up a Nylon 6,6 project in their state, Goan greens are now opposing the construction of a multi-million glass fibre plant backed by the Binani Zinc group. The group, which had proposed developing major projects in Colvale village of Goa, has run into rough weather as environmentalists -- especially those belonging to the Environmentalists Goa Foundation -- point towards dubious motives behind the affair.

Goan politicians, meanwhile, have taken a critical stance towards the greens and labelled them as being impractical and extremist. Refuting this, the activists claim that politicians were taking a series of questionable decisions which could adversely affect the state's ecology.

Accuses the bjp mla from Panaji, Manohar Parriker, "(Goa's politicians) are not interested in the unemployed youth of the state, but in how much commission they can receive from the new companies coming to set up bases here."

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