Goa CM Sawant meets villagers opposing IIT campus project

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday visited a village in Sattari taluka to satisfy the tribals who’re opposing a proposed IIT campus of their space.

Sawant assured residents of Melualim village in North Goa district that the challenge can be taken ahead solely after taking them into confidence.

“We are going to type a committee of 15 individuals who will focus on the challenge with me. All the problems raised by locals over the challenge can be addressed,” stated Sawant.

The villagers, nonetheless, refused to withdraw their agitation, saying their single-point demand is that the state authorities shift the Indian Institute of Expertise (IIT) campus challenge from their village.

Sawant instructed the villagers that the state authorities is able to rehabilitate those that can be affected by the challenge and would additionally regularise the land titles, which has been pending since lengthy.

The chief minister stated the villagers would profit out of the challenge.

“In no way, we are going to pressure the challenge on the folks,” he stated.

The locals have been opposing the challenge, beneath which the IIT campus is proposed to be arrange on 10 lakh sq. metre land in Melaulim village.

Through the interplay with the chief minister, the locals unanimously stated they don’t seem to be within the challenge being taken up of their village.


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