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The Surla waterfall in Goa has been reduced to a trickle this monsoon.(HT PHOTO)

Why Goa is accusing Karnataka of clandestinely diverting Mhadei river

By Gerard Anthony De Souza | HIndustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:03 PM IST
In the village of Surla, the last frontier of Goa located at an elevation of 800 metres on a small plateau atop the Western Ghats the onset of the monsoon used to be a time of roaring waterfalls, fast flowing streams and living amid the clouds as they crash against the Sahyadris.
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The 20 year old industry isn’t just a big draw for thousands for tourists but contributes more than Rs 400-crore to the state coffers in licence fees and around Rs 90 crore per year as State GST.(HT PHOTO.)
The 20 year old industry isn’t just a big draw for thousands for tourists but contributes more than Rs 400-crore to the state coffers in licence fees and around Rs 90 crore per year as State GST.(HT PHOTO.)

Protests erupt in Goa as MLA’s 100-day deadline to remove casinos ends

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Valmiki Naik, who led the protest against the casinos on Friday evening accused the Panaji MLA of never being serious about his assurance and demanded the removal of casinos from Goa altogether.
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