Child rights body concerned over lack, poor maintenance of parks


With not a single park for kids in Goa’s southernmost Canacona taluka, and just one current within the northern tip – Pernem, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) has raised concern over the non-availability of parks at a number of locations. 

The Commission has additionally expressed its discontent with the poorly maintained parks elsewhere, significantly in Mapusa, Quepem, Mormugao and Sanguem.

Chairperson Peter Borges, in a press assertion on Tuesday, acknowledged {that a} speedy survey into the provision and maintenance of youngsters’s parks within the Corporation, Municipal Councils and Village Panchayats delivered to mild the unhappy state of youngsters’s parks in Goa. 

“While maintenance and security and safety points are additionally of concern, it’s alarming to notice that a big quantity of villages and municipalities exist with no such amenities for kids. The rights of the youngsters to get a congenial ambiance in these parks befitting their age and dignity are violated,” he stated. 

A letter on this regard has been despatched to the Departments of Municipal Administration and Panchayats as Borges has sought Action Taken Report (ATR) inside 4 weeks, on its suggestions. 

Following is the abstract of findings of the Survey/Assessment :

Pernem – Lone Children’s Park in Pernem consists of 20 Village Panchayats (VPs) and one Municipal Council;

Bicholim – Five parks within the city, and solely three youngsters’s parks in 19 VPs; Sattari – Only one VP – Honda has 3 parks; Valpoi Municipal Council has two parks, Bardez – Highest 33 quantity of VPs additionally tops with the best youngsters’s parks; Tiswadi – 12 youngsters’s parks restricted to a couple villages; Corporation of City of Panaji maintains 7 parks below its jurisdiction; Canacona – No park both by VPs or the Council; Salcette – largest taluka with 30 VPs has 34 youngsters’s parks; one park in Colva maintained by Directorate of Tourism; 4 parks maintained by Councils; Ponda – 9 parks in VPs, two parks are below the Council; Mormugao – 12 parks below VPs jurisdiction, Council maintains 3 parks; Quepem – 4 parks; Sanguem – 11 parks; Dharbandoda – lone park maintained by the Sancordem VP.

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