|January 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm #8142|
In a bid to control the stray cattle menace in the village, the Anjuna-Caisua village panchayat is planning to send letters to cattle owners in the village asking them not to leave their cattle on the roads.
The stray cattle menace has been major problem for villagers of Anjuna-Caisua for a long time. The villagers have raised their concern during the gram sabhas but there is no relief.
The stray cattle menace has been one of the major issues which are troubling commuters on narrow roads of Anjuna-Caisua roads. The most affected are Vagator area, near St Michael High School, Church junction and other parts of the village.
The villagers during panchayat meetings and gram sabhas have demanded to look into the issue as not only traffic congestion problem arises due to stray cattle but there is also possibility of accidents increasing especially during night time.
However, the village panchayat has been struggling to resolve the issue. Anjuna panchayat is among few panchayats which have their own cattle pound despite of which it has failed to control stray cattle menace. Anjuna panchayat has been struggling to get a pound keeper for the cattle pound for last few years. Despite of advertising thrice for the post of pound keeper, no one has come forward to take up the job.
The Anjuna panchayat on Tuesday yet again advertised inviting application for post of pound keeper and hopes that this time they would succeed.
When contacted, Anjuna-Caisua sarpanch Savio Almeida informed, “The stray cattle problem is not restricted to any single village but all villages hence the government should step in and come out with a solution.”
He further informed, “In case of our panchayat, we have advertised thrice however no one is coming forward to take up the job, again today we have advertised for the pound keeper’s post.”
“To resolve the issue, we have planned to send letters to owners of stray cattle in the village asking them to take care of their cattle and not to leave them on the roads,” informed Almeida.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Anjuna-Caisua VP mulls writing to stray cattle owners to rein in menace“