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Presently in 2020, there’s new difficulty preparing for Mollem National Park.

Three framework ventures compromise the backwoods in and around Mollem National Park and Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

In the lockdown, the National Board for Wildlife cleared or talked about more than 30 backwoods leeway proposition.

Of these, two undertakings from Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary/Mollem National Park, Goa cleared essentially by the National Board for Wildlife.

So far six recommendations submitted. Two timberland freedom proposition for NH-4A.

Three woodland leeway recommendations for railroads; and one proposition for a transmission line – which adds up to a redirection of 250.285 hectares.

This will permit 59,024 trees to felled in. And around Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park.

In particular, concerning the ensured zone, 170 hectares are ready for woods redirection.

On the evening of 1 November, conquering the danger of the pandemic, several individuals assembled to enlist their dissent against these tasks.

A few residents, activists, and individuals from ideological groups sat in a fight on railroad lines of Chandor in Goa.

Against the multiplying of tracks which, they asserted, was being never really coal organizations and make Goa a coal transportation center at the expense of its environment.

A few people from various backgrounds appeared. This is what Ancy Cardozo, Camorlim-Goa, who was there says,

“I am a mother, and I care for the better fate of our youngsters. Coal will slaughter the personality of Goa. Coal-consuming significantly impacts the current emergency of environmental change.”


Three ventures proposed will leave monstrous effects on the ensured zone organization of this little state and its characteristic assets.

1: 4 Laning NH 4A

The proposition to augment the interstate inside the ensured territory tries to broaden the current twofold path parkway into a 4 path expressway with an absolute carriageway of 14 m and RoW of 26 m, generally, by making new streets held up on viaduct structures.

The proposition, along these lines, includes the augmenting of specific areas as well as making another parkway on viaducts in perfect and until now immaculate pieces of the natural life safe-haven and public park.

This proposition includes the cutting of 12,097 trees and the redirection of about 31.015 hectares of the ensured backwoods zone (24.265 in the National Park and 6.75 in the WLS).

2: Transmission Line Construction

The subsequent venture is a piece of the 400 kV D/C Narendra (Karnataka) – Xeldem (Goa) Transmission Line which begins at Narendra town in Dharwad District, Karnataka and ends at 400/220 kV substation at Xeldem in Goa.

The venture completed by M/s Goa – Tamnar Transmission Project Ltd (Sterlite Power).

About 3.15 km of the transmission line proposed to develop through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

According to the application, the line would be 46 meters in width, requiring redirection of 11. 54 hectares of the region from the natural life safe-haven, and includes the cutting of 4139 trees.

3: Doubling of Railway Line

The third venture is the Castlerock-Kulem Railway Doubling. This venture is important for the bigger Hospet-Tinaighat-Castelrock-Kulem-Vasco Railway multiplying venture being embraced by the M/s Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). The absolute length of the line is 345 km.

The railroad line goes through the safe-haven in two sections, and two separate propositions have been submitted.

Castlerock woodlands are important for the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve (DATR), in Karnataka, while backwoods between the Goa-Karnataka fringe and Kulem fall inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary (BMWLS) in Goa.

According to the application for untamed life endorsements, this venture includes the redirection of 20,758 trees to be felled.

Four underpasses, estimating 12 m in width and 5.65 m in stature, have been proposed as relief measures.

Several natural life species, including Schedule-I and Schedule-II, jeopardized species, for example, the tiger (Panthera tigris), dhole (Cuon alpinus), mouse deer (Moschiola India), gaur (Bos gaurus), and Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) will be undermined.

The asylum is additionally home to more than 70 well-evolved creature species, 235 winged animal species, 219 butterfly species, 44 fish species, 45 reptile species, 27 land, and water proficient species.

The three activities slice through various zones of the public park will INCREASE instances of human and natural life strife.