‘Goenchi Maati’ will add Rs 2.5 L to Goan’s wealth than 70 K debt!!!

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 18 August 2015 20:42 IST

If Goa government supports the Goa Foundation concept of raising ‘Goenchi Maati Fund’ from iron ore exports, the Aam Aadmi Party feels it would add wealth of Rs 2.50 lakh to each Goan, rather than the existing debt of Rs 70,000.

While supporting this concept, AAP Goa state committee member and renowned architect Dean D’Cruz has also criticised the government for granting leases to the same people, who are named by Shah Commission in a mining scam resulting into a loss of Rs 35,000 crore to the state of Goa.

A press note released by D’Cruz argues the case, like this:

The Aam Aadmi Party Goa strongly supports the proposal put forward by the Goa Foundation to create the "Goenchi Mati Permanent Fund" and eventually conceptualize a "Universal Basic Income" for every Goan.

Despite being the rightful owners of the iron ore and other mineral wealth in the state, Goan people have received nothing but peanuts from the sale of this wealth, due to an unholy nexus between successive governments and the Mining companies.

For example, in the period from 2004-2012, the state of Goa received less than 5% of the total Rs 88,000 crores estimated value of the iron ore exported, not to mention suffer irreparable environmental degradation from indiscriminate and illegal mining.

The Shah Commission report estimated the loss to the public exchequer from illegal mining to be Rs 35,000 crores.

Not only did the BJP-led Government not make any serious efforts to recover the estimated loss, but to add insult to injury, it went ahead and decided to renew the leases of the mines to the very same companies who have been named in the said scam. 

If the state policy on mineral wealth, instead of favouring mining companies that donate generously to political party's coffers, is made to favour the Aam Aadmi, it would add an estimated Rs 2,50,000 to every Goan's net worth instead of the Rs 70,000 debt that he/she is currently saddled with because of sheer mismanagement and corruption by successive governments.

The current BJP-led government is choosing to remain at the mercy of the mining companies to resume mining, when there is an option to resume sustainable, legal mining immediately by taking the following steps:

1) Cancel the current leases to the companies that have been indicted in the illegal mining case.

2) Create a government-owned Goa Mineral Development Corporation.

3) Auction the extraction contracts for limited, supervised mining and take delivery of the ore.

4) Auction the extracted ore in the Indian or International market, and deposit the money in a Goenchi Mati Permanent Fund.

This would generate maximum revenue for the State which would remain in permanent fund to compensate for the loss of this financial capital and only interest on this invested money would be used for development purpose.

Most progressive nations have done this so that non-renewable resources can last for many generations and not be exploited and lost forever for the benefit of a select few as is being done at the moment.

The AAP Goa thus urges the Government to implement these steps at the earliest if they are serious about truly serving the needs of the people.

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BJP came in power on the promise that they will ban illegal mining and recover money from mine owners who looted the state.after coming in power they took U turn.now AAP is trying to lure people by giving goans rosy picture of how money can be recovered from illegal miners and how to run mining businesses and how it is done in various country. First of all court has not punished any mine owners that means no loss was caused to state by any mine owners. So recovering any money from them an passing on is not possible. This is nothing but Showing false hope to people just to grab the power.

- Rajkumar gadge , goa | 20 th August 2015 01:55

 

BJP came in power on the promise that they will ban illegal mining and recover money from mine owners who looted the state.after coming in power they took you turn.now AAP is trying to lure people by giving goans rosy picture of how money can be recovered from illegal miners and how to run mining businesses and how it is done in various country. First of all court has not punished any mine owners that means no loss was caused to state by any mine owners. So recovering any money from them an passing on is not possible. This is nothing but Showing false hope to people just to grab the power.

- Rajkumar gadge , goa | 20 th August 2015 01:54

 

Good Thoughts and Ideas Of Architect Dean D’Cruz and the committee member of The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa. Because Goa is Unique in Topography and Bio Diversity, We must Draft a New Constitution for Goa with the support of Honest People and Goodwill People of Goan Origin from all over the Universe and like minded Organisations and create the "Goenchi Mati Permanent Fund" and eventually conceptualise a "Universal Basic Income" for every Goan and other things...

Please do not include any present Selfish and Greedy Politicians who has nothing to offer and has destroyed Goa, what was once preserved by our fore Fathers...

Goan Susegad culture to be preserved as we have the best life style in the world.

Basic infrastructure has to be planned and created:

We can add Many Good things from other Nations around the world. e.g. In Switzerland to be a Politician one need to have a FULL TIME JOB and hence NO CORRUPTION.

We need to have Regular and Hygienic water supply and electricity supply 24/7, Good Transport systems, Reliable Communications, Non polluting industries,e.g. Aqua culture, sustainable farming, etc. and finally Justice in Time bound Manner. Diaspora Citizens of Goan Origin will return if things improve...

When Goa was an Union territory centre took Over 90 Crores from mining alone

Long Live AAP may be the answer.

Long Live People of Susegad Golden Goa.



Jose Cunha , GOA(UK) | 08 TH AUGUST 2015 06:41 IST

- Jose Cunha, GOA(UK) | 18 th August 2015 23:29

 

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