|November 20, 2017 at 10:04 am #8130|
The Parra panchayat passed a resolution opposing the nationalisation of rivers and transportation and handling of coal at the gram sabha held on Sunday.
The garbage problem and preserving the local watermelon from extinction were some of the issues discussed at the gram sabha.
A villager informed the members that transportation of coal through the railway lines would lead to pollution and cause health hazards.
Sarpanch Delilah Lobo brought to the notice of the gram sabha that the village panchayat is doing its best to preserve the local watermelon and other medicinal plants from extinction. Lobo said that a couple of people in Parra have preserved the original seeds which will help the farmers in the future.
Garbage was another issue which was debated at the gram sabha. The sarpanch informed the members that segregated garbage must be given to the garbage contractor. She said that garbage bins have been placed in various areas of the village but people continue to dump non segregated waste in the bins.
Lobo informed the gram sabha that the director of Panchayats has sent a circular to all panchayats to collect garbage fees. She said that the government might stop funds given to panchayats to collect garbage.
Benedict Dsouza raised the issue of fields in Parra being converted for commercial use. He highlighted that in survey no 181/31 at Almeida wado illegal houses are being constructed by carrying out mud filling in fields which was stopped by a panch member Chandan Harmalkar.
The sarpanch suggested the Parra farmers to carry out solar fencing for their fields to keep cattle at bay for which the government is providing a subsidy of 90 percent.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Issue of nationalisation of rivers mars Parra gram sabha“