Calangute Constituency Forum alongwith the Villagers of Candolim Submitsted memorandum to Candolim Panchayat to protect Coastal Environment
The delegation of the CCF members led by president Premanand Divkar came to the candolim panchayat to submit the memorandum over the issue of destruction of the coastal belt from baga to singquerim by the builders lobby the Destruction of Beach Environment has been done by cutting Beach vegetation, Sand dunes and golden white sand in NO DEVELOPMENT ZONE within 200 mtrs of CRZ line by the builders/developers in violation of CRZ rules and Environment Protection Act 1986.
It is a proven fact that the coastal areas of Goa are in a danger as per the report prepared by dr Mahadev Gadgil who cautioned the state authorities of Tamil nadu kerela and goa but the state authorities did not pay attention did not pay attention to the report published resulting in deaths of thousands of people due to a tsunami’said president of the Forum Premanand Divkar
“the competent authorities have failed miserably to initiate any action against such violations inspite of the fact that the complainant have filed several complaints” Divkar further said
Speaking further CCF vice president Damien Tellis said that the panchayat were only out to support the capitalist
Its been nearly 10 days since this issue has not be sorted out I had even raised this issue in the gram sabha but nothing has been done till date and our village is slowly getting from bad to worse with all the illegalities going on” said Damient Tellis
CCF will also submit the copies of the memorandum to the Chief Secretary , Member Secretary Goa Coastal Zone Management ,Member Secretary North Goa Planning and Development Authority ,The Collector North Goa Panjim and the Sarpanch/Secretary Village Panchayat Candolim Candolim Bardez Goa. The memorandum has been filed in order to put an end to the illegal, unplanned and unreasonable development and ecological damage of coastal area of Village Candolim .