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STP is being forced on us: Calangute locals

SALIGAO: The putting in of the sewage treatment plant (STP) in Calangute has run into tough climate yet again, this time after locals of Naikavaddo raised objections to the pumping station mentioning causes right from the ward being a residential space to the polluting effects the plant would have.

The citizens additionally alleged that the government made up our minds on the location with out taking them into self belief.

“Few days in the past, an excavator was brought in for the paintings, however locals protested and it was taken away,” assets stated, claiming that the pumping station is being arrange in around 400sq. of temple belongings.

Earlier, protests via locals had seen the site for the STP being moved from Gauravaddo to some other ward within the village and then in any case to Naikavaddo.

A resident of Naikawaddo stated that regardless of filing two court cases sooner than the panchayat, “the government with panchayat contributors and police come and forcefully measure the land” adding that the locals have been opposed to such high-handedness.

Allwyn Fernandes, a resident, stated the panchayat made up our minds with out taking the ward member into self belief.

“The NOC was given via deputy sarpanch Sudesh Mayenkar when sarpanch Shawn Martins had long past on leave,” he stated. Among other issues is that there will probably be noise and air pollution. There are fears that a well within the vicinity, which the locals rely on as a result of the poor PWD supply, will probably be polluted.

“If the pumping station overflows, the water will enter my space,” Carmin Fernandes, a senior citizen, stated.

Mayenkar stated, “We will not bend to a few other people. Let them move to courtroom and get a keep. The belongings belongs to the Shantadurga temple committee, which has given us land. The pumping station will move forward.”

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