Bicholim: Taking cognisance of a Herald report, the Bicholim Mamlatdar, Pravinjay Pandit on Monday inspected the houses and the mining pits at Maulingtad, Sanquelim and directed the mining company to take necessary measures to prevent any tragedy.
It may be recalled that Herald had mentioned in its report the danger the houses from Maulingtad have been facing due to mining. In its report, Herald also mentioned how water from the mining pits had been seeping into the houses during heavy downpour and that the locals feared breaching of the mining pits.
The Bicholim Mamlatdar on Monday took stock of the situation and informed the media that there is danger to the residents of Maulingtad.
“There is danger to the houses in Maulingtad and there are chances of silt flowing into agricultural fields and residents are seeking compensation for the same,” Pandit said adding “Right now I have directed the mines manager to take precautionary measures to prevent the silt from flowing into agricultural fields.”
“I will also direct the PWD and zonal agricultural officer to submit the technical report. Later, I will issue summons to both the parties and a hearing will be conducted within 15 days” Pandit added.
“Since last five years we are giving letters to the authorities but nothing has happened but this time inspection was conducted by the mamlatdar. If nothing is done we would take future course of action” Sanquelim councillor Dayanand Boryekar warned.
According to the locals, sometimes the flow of water is so much that it floods the houses. [H]