Goa asks Delta to obtain environmental impact assessment for Pernim project

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Delta Corp has sent in an application to The Goa State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (Goa-SEIAA)for environment clearance for the Deltin Town project in the Dharglim Village in Pernem City. The SEIAA has now put forward the ecological terms for the proposed project.

The authority said that the project should have an energy plan under the environment clearance standards, which also stated the company to use at least one renewable source of energy in their plans like solar power. Delta corps had planned to shift its offshore casinos to the area, which would include a fully functional integrated resort with entertainment facilities in an area covering over 3 lakh sqm of Dhargalim, Pernem.

The Delta Corp representatives have been asked to carry out an ecological survey of the area which will assess the impact of the planned project on the environment of the area.=Baseline environment quality monitoring like air, noise, water and soil and prediction of incremental pollutant load due to project activity are some of the terms set for the project proponent.

“Study existing architectural drawings of the project and suggest modifications to achieve sustainable environmental features in the project. Assessment of sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting plan for the project site, if already implemented, if not suggesting the implementation plan,” is the reference terms set by the Goa-SEIAA for the project reported Times of India.

Delta Corps faces opposition in the state for its proposed project at Dharglim

The Project, which would include three hotels, a convention centre, a multiplex cinema, a retail area, a water park, banquet facilities, and an entertainment area for children will be a centre of attraction in Goa. But the project has faced criticism and opposition from the various sector due to its inclusion of a casino.

Former MLA Manohar Ajgaonkar is one of the many high-profile personalities to oppose this project. Last December, while being Deputy CM he opposed the declaration of an investment promotion area for Delta’s investment. The terms of reference mean that the project will go ahead and now needs to follow the guidelines provided by the Goa-SEIAA to attain environmental clearance for the project.