7 years later, govt refuses to recover Goa’s looted wealth
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s justification for calling the Shah Committee report flawed was that the survey was done using hand held GPS devices and that these devices have an error margin of 300-500 meters. Parrikar claims that the government has used latest technology, and based on this the actual area is not 578 hectares as reported by Shah Commission but a mere 10 hectares.
Interestingly, such discrepancies did not arise in other States which were under investigation by the Shah Commission. Also, the company that did the survey is Turbosketch from Fatorda. This company had also provided similar technical assistance while preparing the Regional Plan 2021, land use plans and has been involved in many other government contracts. Read more