Amidst growing opposition to the proposed 400Kv power transmission line passing through the protected areas of Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, the Central government has accorded final approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act for diversion of 69.41 ha of forest land.

The Bangalore Regional Office of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in a letter to Principal Secretary (Forest) Goa on November 19, informed of the Central government’s approval for Stage II – Section 2, under Forest (Conservation) Act 1980, for diversion of 69.41 ha of forest land in North Goa Forest Division for construction of 400kV Xeldem-Mapusa transmission line in favour of Goa Tamnar Transmission Project

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