|July 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm #8269|
Cavelossim panchayat on Sunday discussed the course of action for resolving issues related to CRZ and garbage. The panchayat passed a resolution to write to the government to move an ordinance so that houses falling in the no development zone (NDZ) could be regularised.
The villagers expressed concern that the draft CRZ notification 2018, if passed, would cause destruction to the village and livelihood of traditional fishermen would also be affected.
The locals highlighted a case wherein the government passed an ordinance to save a resort despite a Supreme Court order to demolish it. “Just as government had passed an ordinance to save a hotel from demolition even after a Supreme Court order, the government should consider a special ordinance to save the houses of fishermen in the no development zone (NDZ) of Cavelossim,” said villagers.
Sarpanch Dionizio Dias said that a Chennai-based company was presently involved in mapping the coastal belt. “A Chennai-based company is mapping the coast. When they complete this task, we will ask the government to give use a copy. I will call for a special meeting after the mapping plans are given to us,” he said, while also urging residents whose houses are in NDZ to provide proper plans to the panchayat.
The gram sabha also discussed ways to improve waste management system in the village with an official from the Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation urging residents not to burn plastic and other waste and instead focus on segregating garbage.
The sarpanch also briefed the gram sabha members on the panchayat’s plans to improve garbage collection. “From August 1, we will begin collecting garbage four times a month instead of two times. We have been having a problem of storing garbage on a weekly basis and since we generate between 300 to 600 kilograms of waste a month, it is not enough to send it to the waste plant in Saligao. The panchayat is in the process of building a storage space for the waste and we are in talks with the comunidade for an area of 300 square metres for this purpose,” said Dias.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Cavelossim villagers for ordinance to save houses of fishermen in NDZ“