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Goa govt goes slow on TDR land use policy implementation

Panaji: Months after announcing introduction of the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) land use policy, the Goa government has decided to go slow on its implementation due to problems being faced by the real estate industry in the wake of GST and RERA. Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai had told the assembly during the monsoon session that the TDR policy, which is the backbone of upcoming Regional Plan 2030, will be formulated in the next six months. The TDR was expected to curb increasing conversion of agricultural and orchard lands for other activities, mainly construction of buildings by real estate developers. “We are slowing the work on conceptualising the TDR policy due to introduction of RERA and GST. The implementation of TDR at this stage can affect the entire economy,” he told reporters here last evening. The…
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CRZ clearance for private shacks with 5-year validity

PANJIM: After coming to the rescue of the traditional beach shack operators this tourist season, the State government has provided some relief to owners of shacks in private property assuring Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance for up to five years. Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has also been instructed to expedite inspection and issue of permission to these seasonal structures. Private beach shacks operators have hailed the decision asserting it will help begin their business on time. “Until now, private property shack owners had CRZ clearance valid for one year. It was taxing because we had to submit all the related documents for renewal every year. The government has heeded to one of our demands assuring validity of CRZ permissions for five years though it will go through an annual renewal process. The renewal will not demand…
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