Goa Citizens’ Manifesto 2017 gets support from candidates

GOA (2-Feb-2017):  At the Goenche Mogi Citizens Meeting in Panaji on Republic Day, fifty five organisations and civil society groups from across Goa came together to voice their priorities and issues for the Assembly Elections on 4thFebruary.  Their issues were heard, discussed, and compiled into a Citizens’ Manifesto, that is intended to guide voters and to pressure candidates standing for election to make their stance …

Curse hits deviants

The Resource Curse applies to whom? Those who deviate from the 5 principles of the Goenchi Mati Movement. Here’s a short video explanation. Ask more questions or clarifications in the comments.

How mining loots the people

Here’s a short explanatory video on how the legal mining system resulted in the people receiving less than 5% of the value of the minerals that are theirs! Each person, however rich or poor, lost Rs. 3.7 lakhs over eight years. And forty families became rich. Can this be right? Also watch this explanatory animation on the same topic.

Support the Goenchi Mati Manifesto

Here’s a short appeal to support the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. Our core ideas are in the Economic Survey 2016-17 of the Government of India. Do share widely.

GMM & the Indian National Congress

Claude Alvares of the Goenchi Mati Movement met Digvijay Singh of the Indian National Congress met earlier today. Claude Alvares handed over the Goa Citizens’ Manifesto 2017 as well as the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. Here’s a short video from the meeting.

Press Release: Vote only for candidates & parties that endorse the Goenchi Mati Manifesto

GOA (1-Feb-2017): On Saturday 4th Feb, people from across 40 constituencies will be casting their precious vote for a new Government. As it is our right to vote, we also have a duty to vote justly, and the responsibility to hold our elected leaders accountable to their commitments.  

Goa Election Tracker

We have created an election tracker. The tracker has all the parties and candidates contesting the elections. For the parties, we show which ones support the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. For the candidates, we provide whether the candidate and or their party supports the Goenchi Mati Manifesto. We also provide a link to any response received to the Goa Citizens' Manifesto 2017. …

Goa Citizens’ Manifesto 2017

The Goa Citizens' Manifesto 2017 was created following the Goenche Mogi Citizens Meet held on Republic Day (26-Jan-2017). The responses received from candidates are given below. Responses Santosh Pai Raitukar, AAP candidate for Margao constituency Dominic Fernandes, NCP candidate for Panaji constituency Judith Almeida, Independent candidate for Benaulim constituency The Goenchi Mati Election Tracker also has the position of parties and candidates on …

PRESS RELEASE: Goenchi Mati Movement pleased with Government of India consideration of its proposal

GOA (31-Jan-2017): The Goenchi Mati Movement is pleased with the Government of India’s serious consideration of the ideas in its proposal based on Public Trust Doctrine and the principle of Intergenerational Equity. The Economic Survey of India (2016-17) released by the Finance Minister in Parliament today recognises the implications of the Supreme Court judgement in the Goa Mining case: that natural resources …

Goenchi Mati inputs used in the Economic Survey

The Economic Survey of India 2016-17 discusses permanent funds in the context of the Goenchi Mati Movement. It also acknowledges the input of our member, Rahul Basu.