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Carmona villagers irked over illegal dredging of Gavana lake

CARMONA:  The villagers of Carmona have decided to intensify their agitation against illegal dredging of a lake at Carmona after documents revealed that the WRD contractor has been illegally carrying out the work.

The villagers informed that the work was tendered for Rs 7.21 lakh in September 2015 and the work was to be completed by December 6, 2015. The villagers informed that the work is still continuing illegally causing hardships to local farmers.

The villagers informed that the work is also being carried out without NoC from the farmers who are cultivating the adjacent fields adding that the water of the lake is utilised for cultivation of rabi crop.

The villagers said that they submitted a memorandum to the executive engineer of water resource department demanding that the work be stopped immediately as the work does not have NoCs from the bio diversity board and even from the village panchayat.

The villagers filed a police complaint with the Colva police in this regard adding that if the work is not stopped the villagers will be left with no option but to stop the work themselves.

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