Colvale villagers oppose nationalisation of rivers, coal hub

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November 20, 2017 at 10:21 am #8132

The Colvale gram sabha has unanimously opposed the nationalisation of six rivers and have also unitedly opposed the development of a coal hub in the state.

The ordinary gram sabha meeting of Colvale panchayat was held on Sunday which was presided by sarpanch Dasharath Bicholkar with the assistance of panchayat secretary Manjita Phadte in the presence of panch members. During the meeting villagers raised objection to the proposed nationalisation of rivers, coal handling and transportation in the state.

Advocate Diya Shetkar said, “Both the river nationalisation and coal transportation will not benefit the people of the state. Coal handling and transportation would lead to pollution which will not only harm our environment but will cause health hazards to its residents”.

She further added that our traditional fishermen will be the most affected as transportation through the river will not only pollute the water but also impact marine life”.

Later a resolution was passed unanimously by the gram sabha.

Sarpanch Dasharath Bicholkar put before the gram sabha an application received from a local cable operator who has applied for a no objection certificate and wanted to know the opinion of the members.

Sarpanch Bicholkar informed the members that for the benefit of the people of Colvale a special camp will be organised for renewal and new enrollment for Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojna on November 22, in the panchayat premises.

Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Colvale villagers oppose nationalisation of rivers, coal hub

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