MARGAO: Cuncolim MLA Yuri Alemao today moved 31 Amendments to the Motion of Thanks to the Address of the Governor highlighting a wide range of issues concerning Environmental, Employment, Economic, Social, Cultural and various other issues and emphasising protecting & preserving the Identity of Goa. The Amendments are moved on the motion moved by Vasco MLA Krishna Salkar and seconded by Taleigao MLA Jeniffer Monserrate and Navelim MLA Ulhas Tuenkar.
“31 Amendments to the Motion of Thanks to the Address of the Governor moved by me. I urge the Chief Minister to accept these Amendments in the Interest of the State and Welfare of Goans and act accordingly with Proactive steps” Yuri Alemao posted on his Social Media handles.
The Amendments moved under Rule 23 of Rules of Procedure & Conduct of Business of the Goa Legislative Assembly by the Cuncolim MLA have pointed to the Governments failure to protect the Democratic Rights of Citizens and failure to Perform its Constitutional Duties, failure to protect and preserve the Environment, Forest, Wildlife, Heritage and Identity of Goa, failure to Protect & Preserve Places of Historic Importance and Respect Freedom Fighters & their Families, failure to protect Goas Lifeline River Mhadei, failure to Scrap Three Linear Projects, failure to stop Goa becoming a Coal Hub, failure to reject the Major Port Authorities Act and various other issues.
The Amendments also highlight the Deteriorating Law & Order situation in the State and the failure to Detection of Crimes and Convictions of the Criminals, the Governments failure to control the Rising Prices of Essential Commodities and bring down overall Inflation and provide Employment Opportunities to the Educated Youth & conduct Corruption Free Recruitment Process.
Governments failed to Reserve 80 Percent of Jobs for the Goans in the Private Sector, failed in Fiscal Management of the State, failed to Resumption of Mining activity in the State, failure to handle the Covid Pandemic and failed to create adequate Health Infrastructure and provide good Health Care Services are also some of the major issues highlighted in the Amendments.
Cuncolim MLA Yuri Alemao has also pointed to the failure of the Government to announce the Rs.100 Crores Economic Revival Package to the Marginalized Sector and its failure to provide Timely Assistance to Social Welfare Beneficiaries & Persons with Disabilities.
The Amendments also focus on the failure to control and stop massive Land Conversions and Grabbing of Land Cases, support and promote Tourism Industry and Pollution Free Industrial Sector, Create Quality Infrastructure for Sports and failure to Organize National Games. The amendments moved also emphasised on failure to Maintain and Create Infrastructure for Art & Culture Activities and the failure to support and promote Artists.
Yuri Alemao has also raised the issues of the failure of the Government to implement the Casino Policy and the failure to effective functioning the Gaming Commissioner. He has also raised the apathy of the Government to shift Offshore Casinos from River Mandovi.
The 31 Amendments also cover the larger issues of the Government’s failure to provide Reservations to the Other Backward Class in Local Self Bodies and provide Reservations to Scheduled Tribes in Assembly & Lok Sabha Elections. He has also pointed out the failure to include Dhangar Community in Scheduled Tribes.
Raising the issue of failure of the Government to build the Western Bypass passing through Low Lying Areas in Salcete Taluka on Stilts, Cuncolim MLA has highlighted the issue of the government’s failure to take effective steps to ensure continuity in Operations of Dabolim International Airport after the commissioning of Mopa International Airport.
The Amendments also focus on the failure to support and promote the Agriculture and Horticulture Sector and provide Assistance to Farmers, the failure to have an Effective Disaster Management Authority and the Governments failure in Scientific Handling and Disposal of Garbage Management.