“During the amendment of Goa Preservation of Trees Act during 2008, Section 1A was inserted in the Act to include provision for removing and disposing of trees which pose imminent danger to life or property. The provisions of the original Act were not applicable to coconut tree, and was brought under the purview of the Act in 2008 by insertion of Section 1-A regarding definition of term tree and Section 12 A regarding removal of trees etc which are in ruinous state or likely to fall.”
“Though the amendment was intended to include coconut tree only for this specified section of the Act all the other provisions of the Act became applicable due to lack of adequate clarity. Hence it is now propose to delete Section 1-A and include coconut trees in Section 12-A.”
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“I am moving an amendment bill in the forthcoming winter Assembly session to amend the act,” said Arlekar.
“Coconut is the identity of Goa and the BJP government is all out to destroy our identity and Goenkarponn,” said Sardesai.
“Nobody seems to be bothered about climate change. Half of Goa is covered with coconut trees. If it is not a tree, what is it, a grass?”
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