MLAs may be involved in illegalities, panchayats should review land marked in RP

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August 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm #3708

The Village Groups of Goa on Tuesday demanded that the government refer the RP 2021 to the respective village Panchayats for their comments before its finalization.

President Joao Philip Pereira said the Village Groups of Goa are justified in raising the demand as it is the villagers who are in a better position to correct the deliberately marked “settlement zone”, even though such lands are tenanted lands and paddy fields, and more so when the TCP Committee had not received any data from the department of Agriculture, as mentioned in their report on the RP.

Pereira cited an instance where in a joint ownership firm with the wife of a Salcete MLA owning 50 per cent share, purchased tenanted agricultural lands/paddy fields at Fatrade vide agreement of sale dated January 11, 2008, admeasuring 50,800 sq mts, consisting of about 161 holdings which are classified as “rice” as per Form I & XIV.

He similarly cited two other instances wherein a joint ownership firm with the MLA’s wife has purchased many fields in Velsao, Pale, and Seraulim.

“Objections/suggestions submitted in 2008 to the TCP for converting these tenanted lands/paddy fields into settlement zone were out rightly rejected by the Committee on RP, being paddy fields”, he said.

Pereira said there may be several politicians and their agents involved in such type of illegalities, adding that the village panchayats would be in a better position to identify such lands in the interest of Goa and its future generations.

Source/Reference: Herald, “‘Refer RP 2021 to respective VPs’

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August 14, 2012 at 12:01 am #3735

Wah re wah! Parrikar ki jai ho (sarcastically). No wonder the panchayats are being left out of the whole process and then given only one month for any comments. By the time the panchayats figure out what is going on, time’s up! And then all MLAs who have bought the plots at dirt cheap rates because they know beforehand that they are going to be converted into settlement zones, can become richer than ever.

August 14, 2012 at 12:32 am #3739

I did not understand this:

“Objections/suggestions submitted in 2008 to the TCP for converting these tenanted lands/paddy fields into settlement zone were out rightly rejected by the Committee on RP, being paddy fields”, he said.

Does this mean that TCP rejected the objections raised against the conversion, or that they rejected the MLAs suggestions for conversion of their fields into settlement? Which was it? It would be a grave offense if TCP allowed the conversion.

September 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm #3847

Here again like the GBA, the village groups can’t see the wood for the trees.

September 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm #3851

Soter, do you mean the Village Groups of Goa should just shut up and not bother themselves with such petty issues because there are other bigger issues or because there is a broader picture that they are missing while looking into such loopholes for illegalities/scams?

September 6, 2012 at 8:17 am #3856

I think Francis has answered his own question. Or, is it about the ususal beating around the bush nowadays, that ‘something is better than nothing’?

June 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm #4353

The MLA’s always have a hidden agenda the phrase coined by the BJP. Don’t judge the book by the cover can be aptly applied to Parrikar. When they in the opposition they bark like dogs, when they are in the ruling they wag their tails to misguide you. Ham he Hindustani ham heh badde beimani.

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