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Regional Plan 2021 to be denotified

The government has decided to denotify Regional Plan 2021 and formulate a new one for Goa. BJP, in its election manifesto, had promised to scrap the plan.

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said, “The government stand on RP is clearly mentioned in the governor’s address to the assembly. The governor’s speech is the official document, whatever has been said there will happen, but it will take some time to be executed.”

Governor K Sankaranarayanan, addressing the budget session of the Goa assembly on March 19, 2012, had said, “My government will denotify the Regional Plan 2021 and formulate one in due consultation with all stakeholders.”

On Monday, government will issue an order to revoke all permissions issued under RP 2021 in the last three weeks. Parrikar said all licenses issued after the governor’s speech will be revoked unless the zoning has not changed since RP 2001.

“Few people have raised the issue regarding RP 2021 with me. I agreed with their views and I assured them to take a decision accordingly. An order will be issued on Monday. Basically, the order will be a follow-up of the governor’s speech. All the licenses given after the governor’s speech will be revoked provided they don’t have the same position in Regional Plan 2001,” Parrikar said.

The BJP election manifesto had promised to scrap RP 2021 and formulate a new plan keeping in mind Goa’s identity in consultation with stakeholders, including NGOs, Gram Sabhas and professionals.

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