Representational photo: Lady with a save Mollem poster.

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Save Mollem: Centre Approves 140ha Forest Land For Railway Project In Goa

The central government approves diversion of 140 hectares forest land for doubling railway lines despite strong protests to save Goa's Mollem. Out of the total, nearly 120ha of forest falls under Mollem's Bhagwan Mahavir National Park that will undergo Castlerock to Collem stretch construction. Moreover, additional 1.9ha and 15.6ha land has been approved for Collem to Margao section. Meanwhile, the natives have resolved for a legal battle to… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 02:23 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Goa, Mollem, Bhagwan Mahavir National Park, Collem, Margao

Courtesy: India Times

Protestors Standing with the banners

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#SaveMollem Hashtag Floods Social Media; Protest To Save Trees Gets Stronger

A little-known village in Goa, named Mollem, garnered sudden attention after '#SaveMollem' started trending on social media. Around 5,000 people have come to streets to protest against the three Central government-approved infrastructure projects in the state - a powerline, highways and doubling of Railway lines. According to the protestors, the projects will certainly cause deforestation as at least 59,000 trees have to be cut in… read-more

Sat, 07 Nov 2020 - 07:17 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: SaveMollem, Mollem, Union Enviroinment Ministry, Nilesh Cabral, Goa, Bio Diversity, environment, Adani Groups

Courtesy: Brifly Exclusive